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Weekly Lessons, created and written by Richard R. Hammar, J.D., LL.M., CPA, give you a basic legal overview of essential topics based on staff or volunteer positions within a church.

This Week's LessonWeek of May 28

What Legal Requirements Apply to the Performance of Marriage Ceremonies?

Introduction

In this lesson we turn our attention to the performance of marriages by clergy. Start by completing the following quiz. Then review the Executive Summary for the key points on this topic, ...

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Last Week's LessonWeek of May 21

Am I Required to Report Child Abuse?

Introduction

This lesson examines what new ministers need to know about child abuse reporting. The Executive Summary provides a concise review of the key points. Before we get started, test your knowledge ...

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Previous Week's LessonWeek of May 14

What is the Clergy-Penitent Privilege?

Introduction

This lesson covers the topic of the clergy privilege. The Executive Summary provides a concise review of the key points. Before we get started, test your knowledge by completing the following ...

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Church Board Guide to a Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Policy

Church Board Guide to a Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Policy

Church leaders and boards can take relatively simple, yet effective steps to reduce the likelihood of child sexual abuse.
International Safety Overseas

International Safety Overseas

Practical advice on how prepare for risks related with international travel