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Welcome to ILRC’s legal listserv. We created our legal listservs to advance our mission of educating the legal sector to build a democratic society that values diversity and the rights of all people. The listservs also serve as a forum for legal practitioners to freely and civilly share questions and resources related to immigration issues.

The following terms and conditions (“Terms”) apply to all participants and communications shared on any ILRC legal listserv. We created these Terms to set the foundation for the community we hope to build. By accessing or participating in the listserv in any way, you agree to be bound by these Terms.

If you have questions about the Terms, please contact us at


ILRC has full discretion to select listserv members and provide access. Only active legal practitioners and advocates are eligible to become members. Government employees may not become members, except for employees of public defenders’ offices or individual government employees that ILRC may admit at its discretion. Please notify us as soon as possible if you become a government employee after joining the listserv or if your affiliation otherwise changes.

To join a listserv, follow the instructions set out on our Legal Listserv page. We may ask potential members to provide information regarding their nonprofit affiliation prior to approval. For potential members who work in private practice or the government, we may ask for two nonprofit references. 

If you would like to be removed from the listserv, please contact us at

How to post

Following approval by ILRC, new members will receive an email confirming acceptance to the listserv, which will contain the listserv's unique email address. To post to the listserv, send an email to this address with an appropriate subject line and the content of your post in the body of the email. Your email will automatically be distributed to all of the listserv’s members.

User identification

When posting to the listserv, please clearly identify yourself with your full name and any organization affiliation in the body of the email at the bottom of the message.

User content

ILRC moderates listserv content but does not screen individual emails before they are distributed to listserv members. To that end, you alone are responsible for your content. We ask that you post in a respectful, professional, inclusive, and courteous manner, and respect the right of members to have different opinions.


Please ensure that any content you provide or post to the listserv is accurate to the full extent of your knowledge. You represent and confirm that you own or have the necessary rights to post content.


Use of content

By sharing content on the listserv, you grant ILRC a license to use, store, reproduce, and distribute the content through the listserv. You also acknowledge that you are not entitled to compensation in respect of such use, storage, reproduction, or distribution.


No warranties

ILRC is not responsible for and does not guarantee the accuracy, quality, or reliability of any content posted on the listserv.


With the exception of content posted by the listserv moderator or other ILRC staff, content shared on the listserv does not reflect the views or opinions of ILRC.


No legal advice or relationship

Content shared on the listserv does not constitute legal advice and does not create a co-counsel relationship or an attorney-client relationship between you and ILRC or between your client and ILRC.


Prohibited content

This listserv is a space for supportive and constructive conversations that often occur around sensitive issues, and we aim for members to feel comfortable asking questions and participating in discussions. Please do not post any content or attachment that:

  • is disrespectful, abusive, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, or pornographic;
  • harasses or discriminates on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, disability, sex, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, or other characteristic protected by the law;
  • reveals confidential information, including client information;
  • is misleading or intentionally erroneous;
  • advocates or encourages conduct that could constitute a criminal offense; or
  • gives rise to civil liability, breaches any contract or policy by which you are bound, or otherwise violates any privacy, intellectual property, employment, or other applicable laws or regulations.

Membership list

Please do not use the listserv to gather members’ email addresses to distribute unsolicited commercial email.

Use of information

ILRC does not share or sell information about listserv members to third parties.

Sharing content

Please do not forward or distribute posts or copies of posts, in whole or in part, from the listserv, including to federal government employees, without express permission from the original poster and others on the email thread, unless the email specifically provides permission to share the post with wider networks (such as action alerts, job postings, or training announcements). Please do not attribute any listserv posts or extracts from posts by name or forward email messages addressed privately to specific individuals without the author’s permission. When copying an individual who is not a listserv member, please state in the body of your post that a non-listserv member has been copied.

No responsibility for subsequent actions or decisions

ILRC is not responsible for any decisions or actions you may take based on listserv content. You are responsible for making your own evaluations of listserv content and for the outcomes and consequences of relying or acting upon listserv content. We make no representations or recommendations about the accuracy or applicability of any listserv content.


Please direct complaints about listserv content or a listserv member's behavior to Do not post complaints on the listserv. ILRC will keep confidential all communications with any members submitting complaints or who are the subject of complaints.


We have no obligation to but may in our sole discretion intervene in response to any violation of these Terms. Interventions include, without limitation, requesting corrective action to the offending behavior, temporarily suspending a listserv member’s access, or terminating a user’s membership.

Availability of service

Availability of this listserv is not guaranteed. We may in our sole discretion discontinue the listserv at any time, without prior warning. 

Listserv security

We take reasonable precautions to host and maintain the listserv in a secure manner and to safeguard data from unauthorized use. We cannot, however, ensure the security of any information you transmit to the listserv; you do so at your own risk.


Limitation of liability

We will not be liable to you for any special, indirect, incidental, consequential, punitive, or exemplary damages arising out of or relating to these Terms, even if ILRC has been apprised of the likelihood of such damages. In no event will ILRC be liable to you for damages arising out of or relating to your inability to access the listserv, or any decision or action you may take based on listserv content.


ILRC reserves the right to modify or revise these Terms at any time in its sole discretion without notice. You agree to be bound by such modifications and revisions.

Governing Law
These Terms will be governed by California law.

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