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Category Archives: Church and Charitable Law

Small Law Firms Make a Big Difference

When it comes to law firms, bigger is not always better.

The definition of a “small” law firm can change depending on the location and type of practice, but according to the American Bar Association, nearly 70% of all private sector attorneys work at firms with fewer than 20 lawyers. People may initially shy...
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10 Everyday Reasons to Have an Attorney

Consider this: in your daily life you probably have more than a handful of professionals you call upon for certain situations you just can’t handle on your own. You probably don’t cut your own hair, if you’re like most Americans you probably take your car to a mechanic when it breaks down, if...
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Buying and Selling Churches in Virginia: the First Amendment’s Surprising Influence

Sooner or later, every church deals with the purchase or sale of real estate. As you might expect, this process is a little different than buying or selling a home. Much of this difference results from the way the First Amendment and Virginia’s tradition of religious liberty shapes courts’ interactions with churches.

The First Amendment and Religious...

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How to Keep Your Church From Getting Sued

Churches in the Commonwealth of Virginia are covered by the doctrine of Charitable Immunity, which keeps individuals that benefit from a charity from bringing legal action against the charity because of negligence on the part of a charity employee. Who benefits from a charity? Potentially, anyone who walks into a church or participates in any of...
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