Legal Developments

Issues that affect ministers and churches
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StateTitle Category

Check Deed Before Renting Property Member access only

Church Property

Child Abuse Reporting Member access only

Child Abuse; Confidential and Privileged Communications

Child Abuse Reporting Member access only

Church Building Superintendent Sent to Prison for Theft Member access only

Church Finance Disputes Member access only

Church Finances; Church Membership

Church Narrowly Avoids Liability in Advertising Services of Babysitter Who Later Molested Children Member access only

Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Church Parking Lots Tax Exempt Member access only

Taxation - Church Property

Church Property Member access only

Church Property Disputes

Church Property Member access only

Church Property Disputes

Church Property - Part 2 Member access only

Church Property

Church Records Member access only

Church Records

Church Treasurers As Fiduciaries Member access only

Churches' Right to Remove Clergy Member access only

Charters, Constitutions, and Bylaws; Clergy - Removal

Clergy - Part 3 Member access only

Confidential and Privileged Communications Member access only

Confidential and Privileged Communications

Court Intervention in Church Legal Disputes Member access only

Charters, Constitutions, and Bylaws; Church Members

Court May Rule on 'Secular Contract' Between Church and Former Employee Member access only

Employment Practices

Defamation and "Qualified Privilege" Member access only

Defamation

Disaffiliation and Congregational Splits Member access only

Church Property; Church Property Disputes

Ecclesiastical Abstention Doctrine Bars Court from Intervention in Dispute over Church Bylaw Compliance Member access only

Clergy - Selection