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Weekly Lessons, created and written by Richard R. Hammar, J.D., LL.M., CPA, give you a basic legal overview of essential topics based on staff or volunteer positions within a church.

This Week's LessonWeek of May 24

Disclosing Confidential Information

Introduction

This lesson introduces the issue of Disclosing Confidential Information. You can review the Executive Summary to obtain the key points or read the Weekly Lesson for a more thorough presentation of this topic. Start by completing the following interactive quiz to test your knowledge.

A pastor informs the church board during its monthly meeting that a member of the church had sexually molested his minor stepdaughter. The pastor obtained this information during a confidential counseling session. One of the board members later discloses this information to some of the other members of the church. The stepfather learns of the disclosure, and threatens to sue the board member and church.

Weekly Quiz

Instructions Click on the correct answer for each of the following questions.

Executive Summary

Confidential information is often shared with church board members. When a board member discloses ...

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