Adopted May 9, 2023
Policy guidelines that relate to communicating agricultural law educational opportunities, partnerships, external events, and similar cases.
- The mission of the American Agricultural Law Association (AALA) is to inform and engage the law and policy professionals who serve all facets of the agricultural and food communities. To advance its mission, the AALA believes it is important to share communications from other organizations with its members on occasion.
- Subject to the limitations identified in No. 3 below, the AALA may share communications from other organizations by the following means.
- Posting on an appropriate page of its websites (https://www.aglaw-assn.org and https://members.aglaw-assn.org).
- Posting on its social media accounts (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram).
- In special circumstances, sending an e-mail campaign to its members that might combine multiple communications from other organizations as allowed by this policy.
The AALA will direct and control the communication to its members. The AALA will not release or otherwise provide its member list or other information to another organization unless the AALA board of directors grants explicit approval.
The communication by the AALA will include the following statement:
“This event is not endorsed by the American Agricultural Law Association (AALA). This communication is provided by the AALA to advance its mission to inform and engage the law and policy professionals who serve all facets of the agricultural and food communities.”
- The implementation of this policy is subject to the following limitations.
- The communication relates to agricultural or food law or policy.
- The communication is requested by a member; an educational institution; a national, state, or local bar association; or a nonprofit organization that serves the agriculture or food industry.
- The communication is not political or could not be considered as lobbying.
The executive director and president of the AALA may elect not to share a communication from another organization that otherwise complies with this policy if they agree that it does not advance the mission of the AALA.
- AALA will encourage and may require reciprocal marketing opportunities in exchange for sharing another organization’s communication. AALA will not pay to partner with any organization that asks to share its communication, however; nor will AALA request payment.
This policy shall supersede any existing policies that relate to communicating educational opportunities, partnerships, external events, and similar cases.