The Colorado Supreme Court says the Child Sexual Abuse Accountability Act goes against the state's constitution.
The discovery rule is an exception to the statute of limitations with far-reaching implications for both abuse victims and churches.
The Eliminating Limits to Justice for Child Sex Abuse Victims Act of 2022 places no time limits on when victims can sue.
Pastors, church boards and everyday church members should understand the liability that can come with a decades-old abuse claim.
New laws extend, and in some cases, eliminate statutes of limitations for filing civil lawsuits in connection with abuse cases.
As state and federal lawmakers understandably expand abuse victims' rights, Church Law & Tax examines what it all means for churches.
And how you can make sure your church isn't one of the statistics.
Learn how to help keep kids safe, the right way to respond to allegations of abuse, and legal requirements related to reporting and screening.
12 question checklist to help you identify gaps in your screening process.
15 Things Richard Hammar Wants Pastors to Know
Learn what it means to be a mandatory reporter and state-by-state reporting requirements.
Most startling is how little church-goers in Protestant faith traditions indicated leaders actively raised the topic.
Start with knowing your state's mandatory reporting laws.
Publicizing racial nondiscrimination policy can now also be fulfilled through a website statement.
Churches need to develop solid boundaries and a good reporting structure.
How church leaders should respond as public revulsion for child-abuse scandals grows.
Eight provisions to protect children from sexual molestation that are relevant to churches.
Webinar Recording: Create a plan for your church to help prevent child abuse and sexual harassment.
While release forms cannot avoid liability for injuries to minors, there are other forms that
Around a year ago, attorney Richard J. Mathews shared lessons he learned from advising the
How to prepare for this significant summer event.