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Church Discipline Ruled Not Defamation Subscriber access only

Court's decision based on ecclesiastical abstention doctrine.

Texas Court Rejects New Gender Identity Guidelines Subscriber access only

Preliminary injunction claims government misinterpreted Title IX regulations.
Responding to Anonymous Allegations

Responding to Anonymous Allegations Subscriber access only

An unknown party seriously accuses a church leader. What should be done?
What I Learned from Advising the Boy Scouts of America During Their Abuse Crisis

What I Learned from Advising the Boy Scouts of America During Their Abuse Crisis Subscriber access only

An attorney’s advice for organizations on preventing and responding to child sexual abuse.
Assumption of Risk Forms: A Legal Blind Spot for Many Churches

Assumption of Risk Forms: A Legal Blind Spot for Many Churches Subscriber access only

Without careful legal review, these forms are useless to churches.
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Keeping Your Counseling Ministry Safe

Keeping Your Counseling Ministry Safe

Address risks unique to counseling the opposite sex
Using Social Media Safely

Using Social Media Safely

Policies to keep your church staff and members safe when using social media.
Safe, Sensible Church Counseling

Safe, Sensible Church Counseling

Tips to make your counseling ministry safer.
Essential Guide to Law and Tax for New Ministers

Essential Guide to Law and Tax for New Ministers

Essential knowledge to ensure legal and financial clarity and integrity in ministry.