Social Media Policy

At the Law Society of Western Australia we will do our best to ensure that our social media posts are consistent with our brand and the core values of the profession. We expect that our users and friends will not post content that falls into the following categories:

  • Abusive, defamatory or obscene
  • Fraudulent, deceptive or misleading
  • In violation of another’s intellectual property right
  • In violation of any law or regulation
  • Otherwise offensive

The view, opinions, depicted results and experiences expressed in user-submitted-comments are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of, or endorsement by, the Law Society. User comments are not edited, however to ensure a continually positive experience for the community, we may remove content or commentary containing SPAM, profanity, or otherwise objectionable or prohibited material subject to this site’s Terms and Conditions.

Moderation
The Law Society will moderate and remove any comments which do not comply with the relevant rules stipulated on each of the Law Society’s social media accounts.

Following and liking
The Law Society does not automatically follow or like organisations or individuals who follow or like it.

The Law Society will mainly follow other organisations associated with the legal profession, but may follow individuals who use social media in a professional, legal-related capacity.

Being followed or liked by any of the Law Society’s social media accounts does not imply endorsement of any kind. As part of account maintenance, we will regularly review the accounts we are following or liking, which may lead us to unfollow or unlike accounts.

Replies
The Law Society updates and monitors its social media accounts during office hours, Monday to Friday. It may not be possible to reply individually to all messages received via social media; however, the Law Society will ensure that emerging themes and helpful suggestions are passed to relevant Law Society staff.

The Law Society does not engage on issues of party politics, nor provide legal advice.

Privacy
The Society does not capture or record the contact details of parties following its social media accounts.