Clergy

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

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.
Who Can Sign Church Documents?

Who Can Sign Church Documents? Member access only

A recent court case offers insights and warnings for giving signatory authority.
Five Lessons from the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report

Five Lessons from the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report Member access only

How church leaders should respond as public revulsion for child-abuse scandals grows.
Masterpiece Cakeshop Ruling and Religious Freedom

Masterpiece Cakeshop Ruling and Religious Freedom Member access only

This case and two others reflect the complexities of issues related to public accommodation.
Protecting Your Church from Cyber Threats

Protecting Your Church from Cyber Threats Member access only

Three experts discuss the tactics targeting churches—and why leaders must remain vigilant.
Encouraging Estate Gifts in Your Church

Encouraging Estate Gifts in Your Church Member access only

Ways to effectively—and legally—promote this form of giving.
How to Create a Church Culture of Accountability in the #MeToo Era

How to Create a Church Culture of Accountability in the #MeToo Era Member access only

Four strategies for responding to abuse victims and survivors.
Why Every Church Needs a Sexual Harassment Policy

Why Every Church Needs a Sexual Harassment Policy Member access only

The growing numbers of allegations highlight the need for appropriate responses.

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