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The GACDL and GACDLCJA listservs are hosted by Gaggle (http://gaggle.email).  Subscriptions are limited to current GACDL members for the GACDL listserv.  In extraordinary cases, non-GACDL members will be included on a case by case basis as approved by the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors. 

Non-members and student members are not permitted to subscribe to the GACDL listserv.  Student members are not permitted to subscribe to the GACDLCJA listserv. 

The costs of maintaining the GACDLCJA listserv are borne by GACDL.  Subscriptions are open to criminal defense practitioners handling federal cases.  It is hoped that GACDLCJA listserv subscribers will see the benefit of GACDL membership and join here.

SUBSCRIBING TO THE LISTSERV

Send an email to the listserv administrator, Mike Shapiro, by clicking here.  Please ensure that your name appears on your email to expedite processing and specify  if you wish to subscribe to the mail list (GACDL) or the federal appointed list (GACDLCJA).

LOGGING IN TO GAGGLE FOR THE FIRST TIME

If you have requested a subscription to the listserv or were a member of the Yahoo listserv, you already have an account, but don’t yet have a password.  While not exactly intuitive, the process to set up your password is quite simple.  There are two ways to do this:

1. If you have the welcome email (subject line: Welcome to the mailing list), click the link in the second paragraph which is titled "CHANGE YOUR SETTINGS."  This will take you to your member details.  Save your name and email information.  You can also adjust your message settings at this time.  After you have saved your information, in the upper right corner click "create account."  This will will prompt you to enter a password.  Gaggle will send you an email to confirm the account.  The subject line of this email will be: Gaggle Mail Account.  In the email, click "confirm email."  This will re-direct you to the Gaggle website.  Ensure you have the correct password by logging out and logging back in using the icon on the top right of the page. 

2. If you do not have the welcome email, click here.  This will take you to Gaggle's website.  Click "sign in" in the upper right corner.  Click "forgot password."  Enter your email address and click "submit."  You will then receive an email with the subject line: Gaggle Mail-Password Reset.  Click the reset password link in the email, enter the new password, and then sign in to Gaggle with the new password.  Ensure you have the correct password by logging out and logging back in using the icon on the top right of the page.          

POSTING TO THE LIST

For the GACDL listserv, send an email to gacdl@gaggle.email.  For the GACDLCJA listserv, send an email to gacdlcja@gaggle.com.  Every member of the listserv will receive your email.

MESSAGE DELIVERY

Initially, message delivery is automatically set to Immediately, such that each message is sent individually.  If receiving individual messages (the list averages 25-30 messages per day) is not desirable, change your settings to Daily Digest such that an entire day’s messages are bundled into a single email.

CHANGE YOUR SETTINGS

Gaggle is very user-friendly.  You can change the email address where you receive listserv messages or change message delivery settings. The delivery options include: Immediately (each message is sent individually), Daily Digest (all messages from a day are bundled together and sent once), or Pause (stop receiving messages, useful when a member goes on vacation).  To make changes, visit Gaggle here, sign in, click your name in the right-hand corner, and select "your profile."  To change your delivery, on the left side of the screen select "My Details" and on the right side of the screen adjust delivery settings under When to receive messages.  To change your email address, click on the “change” bar below your email address.  

SEARCHING ARCHIVED MESSAGES

Log in here to access archived messages.  Messages from the YahooGroups listserv as well as messages posted to Gaggle can be searched.

QUESTIONS?

If you aren't sure why you're on the listserv, or if you have any questions about how it works, you can contact the listserv administrator here.

GACDL Listserv Policy

1) Membership: The members of the GACDL Listserv will consist of members of the GACDL. In extraordinary cases, non-GACDL members will be included on a case-by-case basis as approved by the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors.

2) Permitted Discussions: The GACDL Listserv is a resource solely for questions and answers pertaining to the practice of, or discussions about, criminal defense, and announcements by the GACDL staff to its members.

Questions about non-criminal defense law practice are allowed, but are considered off-topic. These questions may be posted to the Listserv with a subject line beginning with OT (off-topic). All replies to these off-topic posts must be sent directly to the originator of the message thread, and not to the entire Listserv. Please be sure to reply to off-topic posts by choosing "reply," rather than "reply all."

Topics unrelated to the practice of law are prohibited.

3) Forwarding/Dissemination of Messages: In order to protect the integrity of the Listserv and its members, do not disseminate any listerv message to anyone outside of GACDL without express permission of all authors.

4) Personal Affronts: GACDL honors all members equally. The use of personal insults, scornful language, or ridicule in addressing or describing any member or group of members of the Association will not be tolerated on the GACDL Listserv.

5) Signatures: Each Listserv message must be signed with at least the first and last names of the author. An email signature that provides telephone contact information for the author is preferred.

Members who violate this policy which results in complaints to GACDL staff, the Listserv Administrator, or GACDL Technology Chair are subject to immediate moderation by a Listserv administrator, and will remain on moderation while the issue is under review.

The Listserv Committee and the Executive Director will review the actions and complaints. The Listserv Committee will vote on whether a violation has occurred, and decide upon any necessary sanctions. Violators may be subject to further sanctions by the Executive Committee or the Board of Directors of the GACDL.

By joining the GACDL Listserv you agree to abide by these policies. If you have questions about this policy, please contact Jill Travis at 404-248-1777. If you do not agree with this policy, please do not participate in the GACDL Listserv.

Please note that this GACDL Listserv Policy is emailed directly to all subscribers on the GACDL Listserv as part of the welcome message on the first day of their subscription to the listserv and monthly .

Answers to Common Questions About the Listservs

1.      Receiving too many messages? (Adjusting your message delivery settings)
The GACDL listserv can average 25-30 messages each day.  If this is too many messages, it is a simple matter to adjust the message delivery do Daily Digest and get only 1 message per day.  Message delivery settings include Immediately (each message is sent individually), Daily Digest (all messages from a day are bundled together and sent once), or Pause (stop receiving messages, useful when a member goes on vacation).  Just visit Gaggle here, sign in, click your name in the right hand corner, and select "your profile."  On the left side of the screen select "My Details" and on the right side of the screen adjust delivery settings under When to receive messages.

2.      Going on vacation and returning from vacation?

If you wish to stop receiving GACDL listserv messages temporarily, such as when you are going on vacation.  Just visit Gaggle here, sign in, click your name in the right hand corner, and select "your profile."   

On the left side of the screen select "My Details" and on the right side of the screen adjust delivery settings to Pause under When to receive messages.

When you return from vacation, you can restore message delivery to either Individual or Daily Digest by following the above instructions and selecting the desired message delivery setting.

    3.   Changing your email address for GACDL listserv messages?

    If you wish to change your email address for GACDL listserv messages.  Visit Gaggle here and sign in.  On the left side of the screen select "My Details" and on the right side of the screen select "Edit" beneath your current email address.  Type in your new email address and select "Save."

    4. How do I set up my Gaggle account?

    Click on the link in the welcome email to set up your account.  If you cannot find the welcome email, go to Gaggle, click sign-in at the top of the page, and select "forgot password."  

    5. How do I post messages to the GACDL listserv?

    To post a message to the GACDL listserv send your message to gacdl@gaggle.email.  For posting to the GACDLCJA listserv, send your message to gacdlcja@gaggle.email.

      6.  I no longer have access to my subscribed email account, what should I do?

      If you have lost access to your subscribed email account (example, you’ve forgotten your password and cannot read messages, or were previously signed up with a Yahoo email but had your messages forwarded), email the listserv administrator with your new email address (that you do have access to) by clicking here.

      7. GACDLCJA (federal appointments under the “Criminal Justice Act”) listserv subscribers should substitute GACDLCJA wherever the notes above indicate GACDL.

      If you have a question not answered here, please email Listserv Administrator Mike Shapiro or call the GACDL office at (404) 248-1777.


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