Best Practices for Board Email Communication

Do you conduct association board business using a work or personal email address? 

“Emails are subject to the same discovery standards in litigation as documents”, according to Alan Trachtenberg, In-House Counsel and Director of Risk Management, East for FirstService Residential. “Even if a personal email address has been used, if association business has been discussed, counsel representing the association may be compelled to produce the emails.”
Can you imagine the personal and professional consequences of informing your employer that an attorney has to search all of your emails to find those related to association business?