An Introduction: What is Slack + Why Do We Use it at LLB?
Welcome! Slack is a “chat room” for all (paid) Members of the Leave Law Behind Program.
At Leave Law Behind, we use primarily as a way to connect. For Members, Graduates, and Casey and Adam to all connect, share ideas, help each other, support each other. We want to move beyond the lonely siloes we are in, and really connect this like minded community together, easily.
We have also divided the Leave Law Behind Slack workspace up into smaller ‘channels’ for group discussion, made up of teams, interests or whatever you desire. We have channels for Unique Genius, for Overcoming Fears, for Resumes and Cover Letters and we can always create more, to allow us to have hyper focused and helpful conversations.
Slack can help us reduce the friction of working together as a team and keeps everything in a central place.
And oh yeah, it’s free for all current LLB Members!
Some High Level Thoughts and Codes of Conduct
Post relevant content in the right channels. Post often! We are here to help each other
Adjust your Slack notification settings to your liking/preference.
Don’t use @channel unless you really need to notify everyone in the conversation.
Please use your real first name and a photo to your liking. No need to put your last name down if you don’t feel comfortable, but this is a safe and transparent space!
Be kind. This may be the first time that people are opening up about their jobs and personal lives.
Be helpful. It feels good to help!
Respect personal boundaries — one-on-one conversations are okay, but unwanted messages are not.
Important: We don’t think this will happen, but…please do not screenshot or share Slack messages on social media or elsewhere. Do not “out” members publicly. This defeats the purpose of having a community.
More Detailed Code of Conduct
We want this to be a fun, pleasant, and harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
Please keep what’s said in the Leave Law Behind Slack Workspace confidential. Don’t repeat or quote things said here without the affirmative consent of the speaker(s). When quoting (with consent), please be careful not to reveal the existence of Leave Law Behind Slack Workspace. Rather, you can refer to the quote as something that was said “in chat” or while you were talking to the quoted member.
Please be mindful that things you say here may at some point become public. While we expect members to honor the confidentiality of this space, we cannot guarantee that they will do so–nor can we guarantee that every member’s login credentials and logged-in devices are secure. Please be mindful that things you say here may at some point become public. We cannot prevent people from screencapping or otherwise logging this slack. We also can’t guarantee that every member’s login credentials and logged-in devices are secure. Files uploaded here can be downloaded by anyone with a login. Please exercise caution and refrain from sharing sensitive information that could harm you or others if it became public.
Because this is a free slack account, we have restricted scrollback, but Slack–the company–retains complete logs of all channels and direct messages back to the creation of Law Behind Slack Workspace. Slack is a U.S. company and therefore subject to subpoenas from U.S. courts. Our logs may be subject to subpoena and could become public as part of legal proceedings.
Harassment of any kind will not be tolerated in the Law Behind Slack Workspace. Harassment includes but is not limited to:
– Offensive comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, neuro(a)typicality, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion
– Unwelcome comments regarding a person’s lifestyle choices and practices, including those related to food, health, parenting, drugs, and employment.
– Deliberate misgendering or use of ‘dead’ or rejected names
– Gratuitous or off-topic sexual images or behavior in spaces where they’re not appropriate
– Simulated physical contact (e.g. textual descriptions like “hug” or “backrub”) without consent or after a request to stop.
– Threats of violence
– Incitement of violence towards any individual, including encouraging a person to commit suicide or to engage in self-harm
– Deliberate intimidation
– Sustained disruption of discussion
– Unwelcome sexual attention
– Continued one-on-one communication after requests to cease
– Publication of non-harassing private communication
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact the admins. They’ll respond as promptly as they can.
We will respect confidentiality requests for the purpose of protecting victims of abuse. At our discretion, we may publicly name a person about whom we’ve received harassment complaints, or privately warn third parties about them. We will not name harassment victims without their affirmative consent.
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the admins may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from this slack and identifying the participant publicly as someone about whom we’ve received complaints.
Program T & C’s
And all Terms and Conditions of the Leave Law Behind Program remain in effect.
Credits and License
This code of conduct is based on Annalee Flower Horne’s Sample Slack Code of Conduct, which is in turn based on Geek Feminism’s Community Anti-Harassment Policy. We have adapted the Sample Slack Code of Conduct for our own use under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.