June, 2016
Pediatric Nurse Sues Winnebago County Health Department  After Losing Job for Her Beliefs
On Wednesday, Rockford nurse Sandra Mendoza sued the Winnebago County Health Department for forcing her out of her long-time job as a pediatric nurse on account of her refusal to participate in abortion related services. Ms. Mendoza, a devout Catholic, had worked for the Health Department for 18 years providing pediatric care, immunizations, and screenings.

Bondinariu Family Reunited, Norway Returns Seized Children to Christian Parents
It is a great pleasure to announce that after seven months the Bodnariu family will be reunited. (For background information, please see our  January post ). On June 3rd, 2016, Norway’s Child Protection Services “Barnevernet” agreed to drop all charges against Marius and Ruth Bodnariu and have decided to return their children within the next two weeks.   
Noel Sterett on Federal Government's Bathroom Order
Speaking to IllinoisFamily.org News, Attorney Noel Sterett comments on the recent Federal order, mandating that all public schools allow students to use the restroom based on the gender with which they identify. 
Amanda K. Freeman: Where is She Now?
One trend in the firm that we have yet to solve is how to keep our talented paralegals from leaving us and going to law school. This month in our, “Where Are They Now?” series, we profile Amanda Freeman who is now working for the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation in the Washington D.C. area.
The Christian Legal Society Marching Forward
Interview with David Nammo
Is a Christian Lawyer an oxymoron? On Lawyers for Jesus Radio, Attorney Rich Baker spoke with David Nammo of the Christian Legal Society, listen below.
The Light of the Church in a Darkening World
Attorney John Mauck interviews his own pastor, Rev. Ray Hylton of the First Presbyterian Church of Evanston. Topics range from prayer to the LGBT movement in the Presbyterian Church USA denomination and the church abroad. Listen below.  
Protecting Your Planned Gifts
There has been a trend in recent years where the wishes of the deceased have not been honored and estate assets have not been given to the intended recipients. Attorney Whit Brisky speaks with Kimberly Begg of the Young America's Foundations on why this is occurring and what can be done to stop it.
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2016 Legal Self-Audit

From insurance, to membership policies, to foundational documents, this comprehensive 19 Section review is for church leaders to review at the board meetings to ensure their is no legal vulnerabilities. Download it below for free.