Legal Developments

Issues that affect ministers and churches
StateTitle Category

Man Sues Over Molestation by School Counselor Member access only

Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Teacher Seduces High School Student Member access only

Counseling; Schools

Accusing Church Employees of Financial Misconduct

When Are Statements to Clergy Confidential and Privileged? Member access only

Confidential and Privileged Communications; Counseling

Former Church Member Challenges Dismissal Member access only


Liability for a Child's Drowning Death Member access only

Dismissed Minister Sues Church for Defamation Member access only

Minnesota Prohibits Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation Member access only

Church Not Responsible for Injuries from Fall Member access only

Church Property; Personal Injuries on Church Property or During Church Activities

Pastor's Sexual Misconduct Case Not Covered by Insurance Policy Member access only

Employee Personnel Files Member access only

Employment Practices

Property Tax Exemption and Rental of Parsonages Member access only

Church Property

Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation Member access only

Denominations' Liability for Ministers' Sexual Misconduct Member access only

Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Churches and Zoning Law Member access only

Church Property; Zoning

Clergy - Part 1 Member access only


Construction Projects - Part 1 Member access only

Child Abuse - Part 2 Member access only

Child Abuse; Schools

Insurance - Part 3 Member access only


Freedom of Religion - Part 1 Member access only