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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 February 19

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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Last Week's LessonWeek of February 12

Accountable Expense Reimbursement Arrangements

Introduction

Our lesson this week examines the topic of "Accountable" Expense Reimbursement Arrangements. The Executive Summary provides a concise review of the key points. Before we get started, ...

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Previous Week's LessonWeek of February 5

Can I Have the Church Withhold My Taxes?

Introduction

This lesson examines the topic of withholding taxes of ministerial employees. The Executive Summary provides a concise review of the key points. Before we get started, test your knowledge ...

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Protecting the Elderly

Protecting the Elderly

Tips on making your church a safe and welcoming environment for older adults
Immigration Law and the Church

Immigration Law and the Church

Welcoming undocumented immigrants into church and recruiting them to work or volunteer.