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The Legal and Moral Case for a Defibrillator

The Legal and Moral Case for a Defibrillator Subscriber access only

How would you respond if someone suffers cardiac arrest at church?
Churches, Gender Identity, and Bathroom Access

Churches, Gender Identity, and Bathroom Access Subscriber access only

Landmark ruling addresses potential liability under "public accommodations" law.

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Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Church Found Not Liable in Case of Pastoral Affair Subscriber access only

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Personal Injuries on Church Property or During Church Activities

Appeals Court Finds Sufficient Evidence of Negligence in Lawsuit over Missions Trip Death Subscriber access only

Law Topics
  • Board & Governance
    Administration, denominations, boards, polity, mandatory policies
  • Clergy
    Key rights and potential liabilities for ordained religious leaders; counseling, penitent privilege
  • Employment
    Hiring, termination, compensation and benefit law, discrimination, privacy, minimum wage, overtime, payday laws, workers’ compensation, worker classification
  • Property
    Zoning, building codes, ownership, copyright, intellectual property
  • Religious Freedom
    First Amendment
Essential Guide to Copyright Law for Churches

Essential Guide to Copyright Law for Churches

Richard Hammar explains how to avoid copyright infringement.
Avoiding Costly Tax-filing Mistakes

Avoiding Costly Tax-filing Mistakes

Describes several common errors to watch out for when filing minister's taxes.