What is the Point of Religious Law Network?
Religious Law Network helps churches and ministries find attorneys knowledgeable about religious law issues, and certain related legal services. It provides useful information about religious law issues and a place to discuss those issues. It is open to all topics related to religious law, is not limited to a particular religion or denomination, and has no faith requirement.
Who are the Network Members?
Network members include attorneys who practice in areas related to religious law and religious organizations—everything from litigation to tax to corporate governance. Those attorneys may work for law firms, not-for-profit legal organizations, or as in-house counsel for religious organizations.The Network intends to help churches, ministries, and people with religious law issues find attorneys who practice in those legal areas.
Membership in the Network is free for anyone who contributes content to the site. Attorneys in the Network have access to an attorneys-only closed discussion forum.
Content and Submissions
The site features information about religious law issues by way of articles, blogs, podcasts, commentary and more. Sections of the site include links to current news, discussion of good policies and prevention of harm, other types of best practices, commentary, and reviews.
Submissions are welcome from members and non-members, attorneys and those offering services related to religious law issues, and in fact anyone who has something interesting to say about legal issues relevant to churches and ministries. Religious Law Network credits each submission to the author and links back to the author’s website, if desired. Please send submissions to the site administrator.
Disclaimer — or What Religious Law Network is Not
Religious Law Network is not a law firm and does not offer legal advice. Material may or may not be posted by attorneys. It may or may not be relevant to your factual situation or applicable in your jurisdiction. Religious Law Network does not warrant whether it is correct or current. Material, comments, or discussion on the site are not intended to form an attorney-client relationship.
For legal advice, you should hire an attorney. You should discuss directly with an attorney, whether through the Network or not, such questions as legal issues, pricing, and whether a particular attorney can represent you in your jurisdiction (which depends on state ethical rules, the type of representation, whether there is local counsel, and other factors). Religious Law Network is not involved in this process and has no access to client information. Also, Religious Law Network does not screen or check on any attorney profiles or information.