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Richard R. Hammar

Richard R. Hammar

Senior Editor

Richard R. Hammar

Richard R. Hammar is an attorney licensed to practice in the state of Missouri, and he holds his CPA certificate from the Missouri State Board of Accountancy. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and attended Harvard Divinity School.

Rich specializes in legal and tax issues for churches and clergy. He is senior editor of ChurchLawAndTax.com and the author of several books, including Pastor, Church & Law, the annual Church & Clergy Tax Guide, and the Essential Guide to Copyright Law for ...

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Essential Guide to Liabilities and Duties for Church Boards

Essential Guide to Liabilities and Duties for Church Boards Member access only

Be aware of ways you can expose yourself to personal legal liability.
Understanding Pastoral Liability

Understanding Pastoral Liability Member access only

Know the situations in which a pastor is personally liable for wrongdoing.