Clergy

Key rights and potential liabilities for ordained religious leaders; counseling, penitent privilege

Supreme Court Reaffirms and Expands Ministerial Exception

Supreme Court Reaffirms and Expands Ministerial Exception Member access only

What the ruling means for churches and religious organizations.
When Does the Clergy-Penitent Privilege Exempt Reporting Child Abuse?

When Does the Clergy-Penitent Privilege Exempt Reporting Child Abuse? Member access only

Montana Supreme Court interprets the state's mandatory child abuse reporting law did not apply and rules in favor of church.
New YorkNew York

Church Member's Arrest Justified Member access only

Individuals who send threatening communications to a pastor can face criminal liability.
2020 Webinar Series

2020 Webinar Series

Church Law & Tax presents these valuable learning opportunities to help you lead in your role.
Ten Tax-Related Changes Churches and Clergy Should Understand in 2020

Ten Tax-Related Changes Churches and Clergy Should Understand in 2020 Member access only

Important information and guidance for tax filing and recording-keeping requirements.

Will Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination Become Illegal?

High court’s decision could have implications for the hiring and firing practices of churches.
Protecting Your Church from Lawsuits

Protecting Your Church from Lawsuits Member access only

Attorney Sally Wagenmaker offers insights on legal risks and liabilities associated with ministry in an interview with Matt Branaugh.
When Is It Wise to Pay for Legal Counsel?

When Is It Wise to Pay for Legal Counsel? Member access only

Attorney Sally Wagenmaker offers guidelines on when to consider paid professionals in an interview with Matthew Branaugh.
Employment Dispute Ruling Reinforces Church Decisions about Hiring and Firing

Employment Dispute Ruling Reinforces Church Decisions about Hiring and Firing Member access only

Seventh Circuit: Churches, not courts, should determine ministerial nature of roles.
The Top 5 Reasons Churches Went to Court in 2018

The Top 5 Reasons Churches Went to Court in 2018

Child sexual abuse is again the most common reason.
New JerseyNew Jersey

Pastor Sentenced to Prison for “Sexting” Member access only

A New Jersey appeals court affirmed the prison sentence of a pastor who engaged in “sexting” and sexual contact with 14-year-old-girl.

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