The immediate task is to classify WPTL's webpages. That didn't take me long:
|Annual Report 2016||Meh||2016||http://www.wsba.org/~/media/Files/Legal%20Community/Sections/Annual%20Reports/Annual%20Report%20-%20World%20Peace%20Through%20Law.ashx|
|Bill Referrals||Not section specific||2017||http://www.wsba.org/About-WSBA/Legislative-Affairs/Section-Bill-Referrals|
|Budget 2016||Also Meh||2016||http://www.wsba.org/~/media/Files/Legal%20Community/Sections/Budgets/SWP.ashx|
|Bylaws||Content is ok||2011||http://www.wsba.org/~/media/Files/Legal%20Community/Sections/WPTL/Section%20Administration/WPTL%20Bylaws.ashx|
|Calendar||Lists a few past events, but not many. Should have past events added for the sake of history||2017||http://www.wsba.org/Legal-Community/Sections/World-Peace-Through-Law-Section/WPTL-Calendar|
|CLE Materials||Should have later materials added||2013||http://www.wsba.org/Legal-Community/Sections/World-Peace-Through-Law-Section/Mini-CLE-and-Brown-Bag-Course-Materials|
|Newsletter||Should have all later materials added||2013||http://www.wsba.org/Legal-Community/Sections/World-Peace-Through-Law-Section/Monthly-Newsletters|
|Powerpoint (download) 2016-10||Move to CLE Materials||2016||http://www.wsba.org/~/media/Files/Legal%20Community/Sections/WPTL/WSBA%20CLE%20Power%20Point.ashx|
|Program Materials 2016-10||Move to CLE Materials||2016||http://www.wsba.org/~/media/Files/Legal%20Community/Sections/WPTL/IEL%20Global%20South%20TOC%20%20Intro.ashx|
"I have worked on WSBA's websites since its very first. The emphasis on content management is completely wrongheaded; you don't get utility out of a website by managing content, you get it by promoting engagement. This is 2017 not 2004; WSBA content is simply not significant; all we have is the opportunity to network, and the culture of the WSBA opposes engagement outside of the control of the staff.
Therefore, any effort beyond posting contact information and archiving newsletters and CLE materials would be a complete waste of time. You'll notice that no-one has even noticed when newsletters stopped being updated to the website. "
That I believe. WSBA's stuck in an old command-and-control model that makes it not so much obsolete as irrelevant. No-one really cares about what WPTL is, only what it can do. If it does not enable conversation then it is of interest to almost nobody. The problem with conversation, from the POV of WSBA staff, is that it is not controlled and therefore is not permitted.