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Recent Developments

Issues that affect ministers and churches
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Provision in Tennessee Missions Agency’s Employment Contract Requires Employees’ Lawsuit to Be Resolved on Basis of Virginia Law Subscriber access only

Employment Practices

Pastor's Letter to Congregation about Former Member's Lawsuit Was Not Defamatory Due to Factual Nature Subscriber access only


Members' Right to Inspect Church Records

Church Records

Jurisdiction Over Hiring Claims Different vs. Supervision Claims  Subscriber access only

Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Informing Church Members of Disciplinary Action Subscriber access only

Defamation; Members - Discipline

Potential Problems with "Religious" Marriages Subscriber access only

Marriage and Divorce

Take Care When Naming Your Church Subscriber access only

Church Names; Trademarks

Defamation: Statements of Opinion Subscriber access only

Church Property; Defamation

Church Childcare Program Forced to Seek License Subscriber access only

Freedom of Religion; Schools

Clergy-Penitent Privilege and Observations Subscriber access only

Confidential and Privileged Communications; Counseling; Privacy

Recent Developments in Tennessee Regarding Marriage and Divorce Subscriber access only

Recent Developments in Tennessee Regarding Sexual Misconduct by Clergy and Church Workers Subscriber access only

Ownership of Church Parsonages Subscriber access only

Church Property

Spiritual Counsel and the Clergy-Penitent Privilege Subscriber access only

Confidential and Privileged Communications

Court Settles Debate Over Woman's Last Will and Testament Subscriber access only

Wills, Trusts, and Estates

Personal Injuries - Part 3 Subscriber access only

Invasion of Privacy; Privacy

Freedom of Religion - Part 4 Subscriber access only

Freedom of Religion

Clergy - Part 2 Subscriber access only

Political Activities Subscriber access only

Taxation Subscriber access only

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Check-In and Check-Out Procedures

Check-In and Check-Out Procedures Subscriber access only

How to establish check-in procedures that keep children safe.
Medical Emergency Preparation

Medical Emergency Preparation  Subscriber access only

Is your church ready for a medical emergency?