People’s Law School, Waco, Texas
This paper and presentation outline factors to consider when organizing and operating to avoid liability in the church. Topics covered include organizing and insuring to protect against liability; operating to avoid liability claims arising from church conflict, personal injury, child abuse, counseling, and employment practices; and operating to avoid premises liability claims.
Religion and Religious Organizations: Keeping Your Church Out of Court, University of Texas 29th Annual Nonprofit Organizations Course, Austin, Texas, January 18-20, 2012
This seminar paper examines religious organizations exploring how religious organizations are unique within the Section 501(c)(3) setting. The paper further explores common liability issues faced by churches and houses of worship while offering suggestions on organizing, operating, and insuring to protect against those liability issues.
This paper was created and presented in conjunction with Frank Sommerville. Keeping Your Church Out of Court is a seminar series and desk reference created by lawyers at Bourland, Wall & Wenzel, P.C. and the name is used with permission.