Per our earlier discussions this year, I met with attorney Randall Pearce today about our need to be a bit better legally informed.
- The nonprofit nature of Warmshowers.org gives us extra protection (the Colorado Good Samaritan law See writeup on voluteers protects volunteers and directors See writeup on directors of such a nonprofit in the course of their work)
- We do need to have liability insurance, in his opinion, mostly because it would pay for a legal defense, which of course we could otherwise not mount.
- Our biggest liablity exposure if if we could do something in response to a problem report and failed to take appropriate action
- Now that we have private messaging, it actually might be possible to notify prospective guests about a serious problem member. And we probably have the responsibility to do this.