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    Three Church Practices Every Ministry's HR Should Implement

    Attorney Amy Parrish shares her advice to ministry leaders on the first steps in preparing a successful employee culture. 1. First, review any available ministry or denominational procedures that are already in place concerning employees as a guide. Some examples include: bylaws, job descriptions, benefits and retirement and a dispute resolution policy.   Read More...

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    Free Speech Ignored for DePaul Professor

    On Monday, November 29, 2010, the Illinois Supreme Court decided not to hear Professor Thomas Klocek’s appeal, bringing an end to his five-year suit against DePaul University for destroying his reputation. The case had been litigated in the circuit court for years in front of a number of different judges: two of which ruled Klocek properly stated valid claims against DePaul; the last of which, however, unexpectedly threw the entire case out on the eve of the trial in 2009. The appellate court wa...  Read More...

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    Leaps of faith landed John Mauck in niche of church zoning lawsuits

    Originally published by the Illinois State Bar Association"How did you get into that?" I am often asked. I suppose when a lawyer has committed his life and practice to serving Jesus, and then spent a dozen years doing real estate transactions, it should not be a huge leap to end up handling zoning disputes for people of faith.But still I was startled when Joe Zavagnin called me. "John, I am an elder at a growing church in Rockford," he began.   Read More...

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