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Michigan Chancellor leads webinars

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Andrew Vorbrich, Kalamazoo attorney and Chancellor for The Michigan Conference, will lead a webinar series on Legal Risks for Churches. Cost is $40. 

Attorney Andrew Vorbrich
Andrew Vorbrich

Like any other nonprofit, churches are a business. Like any other business, churches have guests, employees, neighbors, contracts, and many other relationships that expose the church to legal liability and other risks. Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is hosting a four-week webinar series will bring some of those risks to your attention so you, as the leader of a church, know what to be on the lookout for. Cost for all four webinars offered March 7 – March 28 is $40.

The webinar instructor is Andrew Vorbrich, Chancellor for The Michigan Conference. Vorbrich is a partner at the Kalamazoo law firm of Lennon, Miller, O’Connor & Bartosiewicz, P.L.C. He helps his clients protect, preserve, and pass along the assets they accumulate through corporate and business work, non-profit representation, comprehensive estate planning, estate administration, and church representation. 

We cannot eliminate all risks, but you can be ready to face them. And there are some policies you can create to help minimize the risk and the financial consequences in the event that the risk becomes an event. Topics of the online seminars include: 1) Premises Liability and Building Use; 2) Employment Issues; 3) Copyrights and Gifts; and 4) Other Risks and Protection Possibilities. 

The webinars will take place each week on Thursday from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Everyone who registers for this series will receive an email, within 24 hours of each live webinar, that includes a link to access a recording of that week’s webinar. This means as long as you are registered, you can miss the live webinar(s) and be able to view the recording(s) when you are able to do so.

If you are unable to attend the live webinars and would still like to receive the 0.5 CEU (see the CEU tab below for the description), you will need view the recorded webinars between March 7 – April 5, 2019. The benefit of attending the live webinar is that you will be able to ask question(s) of the instructor. Since we recognize not all registrants will be able to attend the live webinars, we will provide information to all registrants closer to the start of the first webinar to enable you to submit questions you may have prior to each webinar.

Click here to learn more information and to register