The Church and The Law (On-Demand)

$169.00

Constitutional and statutory provisions create a special legal regime for churches and other religious institutions. This seminar provides a bird’s eye view of free exercise and establishment clause caselaw, Religious Freedom Restoration Act developments, forms of organization, IRS requirements, and liability issues affecting religious organizations.

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Event Details

Course Type

Course Instructor

James Blume, Esq.

Original Date Of Course

General Credits

2

Course Description

Constitutional and statutory provisions create a special legal regime for churches and other religious institutions. This seminar provides a bird’s eye view of free exercise and establishment clause case law, Religious Freedom Restoration Act developments, forms of organization, IRS requirements, and liability issues affecting religious organizations.

Principles

  • U.S. Law
  • Incorporation
  • Tax Exemptions
  • Establishing a §501(c)(3) organization
  • Volunteer liability
  • Guns in churches
  • Why churches need lawyers

Syllabus

  1. First Amendment protections for religious organizations.
  2. Incorporation and other forms of organization for religious institutions under State laws
  3. Internal Revenue Service tax exemption and limitations on exemption
  4. State laws limiting volunteer liability
  5. Judicial abstention in cases involving religious conflicts

Instructor

James Blume, Esq.