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Q: Is it legal to force a minister of a church out the door when they are suffering from a serious health condition?

Like, this minister has a lung disease, and cant go a day without passing out, has 8 years of medical history. They say he cant perform the job, so they are trying force him out the door with a severance.He counter offered by trying to take a different position in the church but they said no.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 3, 2016

Churches can manage their own affairs. It is up to the church as it's rules dictate to decide--in some cases it's the congregation, in other's it's a bishop.There are no mandatory pension or other schemes for churches. You raise an interesting ADA question.

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Q: If my attorney is not communicating with me regarding my case am I able to file a complaint with GA Bar Assn?

It's been over 60 days and I still do not have an issue resolved.

Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki answered on Jul 18, 2015

I don't practice in GA, but, generally speaking, a lawyer has a duty to communicate with their client.

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Q: If I have a lawyer handling my case but don't think he is doing a good job how can I get a second opinion?

I don't feel like my lawyer has my best interest in my legal malpractice case, how do I get a second opinion? I just want to make sure I'm getting the best advice.

Charles Snyderman
Charles Snyderman answered on Jun 17, 2014

Schedule an appointment with another attorney and discuss your concerns. Be sure to ask in advance how much you will be charged.

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Q: How do i file a complaint against my lawyer?
Jonathan Craig Reed
Jonathan Craig Reed answered on Jun 23, 2012

Typically complaints come in 3 types:

1) If the lawyer committed an ethical violation, the state bar will investigate a complaint by you setting out all of your facts and your contact information,

2) If the issue is that the lawyer charged you too much or didn't a fee you paid, most...
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