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Church Law & Tax Report

September/October 1994
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Recent Developments

Issues that affect ministers and churches, with Richard R. Hammar

Per Diem Rates for Travel Expense Substantiation in 1994 Member access only

New rates have been released by the IRS.
New Jersey
Confidential and Privileged Communications

Letters to Ministers and the Clergy-Penitent Privilege Member access only

When is written communication protected?
Utah
Confidential and Privileged Communications

Mandatory Reporters and the Clergy-Penitent Privilege Member access only

What to do when a confession of child abuse is disclosed confidentially.
Multi State
Counseling

Counseling Session Notes and the Clergy-Penitent Privilege Member access only

Personal notes made my ministers during counseling sessions may be privileged.
Multi State

Age Discrimination Law and Religious Organizations Member access only

Does federal age discrimination law apply to churches and religious schools?
Illinois
Defamation

Defamation of Ministers by Denominational Officials Member access only

Court rules that chancellor's statements were not defamatory.
Illinois
Personal Injuries on Church Property or During Church Activities

Woman Slips on Icy Church Stairs Member access only

Court rules that church can be sued for injuries.
Georgia
Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Church Liability for Murders Related to Ministers' Affairs Member access only

A Georgia court dismissed such a case.
Multi State
Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Lawsuits by Victims of Child Abuse Member access only

Court rules that man abused as child can sue his former diocese for injuries.
Iowa
Wills, Trusts, and Estates

Unsigned Wills Member access only

What happens when an unsigned will is found after the writer's death?

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Essential Guide to Youth Ministry Safety

Essential Guide to Youth Ministry Safety Member access only

Help youth ministers safely and appropriately conduct student ministry with this resource.
Check-In and Check-Out Procedures

Check-In and Check-Out Procedures Member access only

Learn how to establish check-in procedures that keep children safe.