The Committee for Legal Matters is to i) determine and resolve all legal issues related to the Assembly; ii) determine any legal issues related to the activity of the agencies of which the Assembly has oversight, and address those issues; iii) formulate a common approach to the legal issues facing all the jurisdictions; iv) study and develop Best Practices related to specific circumstances; and v) resolve any questions addressed to them by the other committees.
Bishop Basil (AOCA) - Chairman
Bishop Daniel (UOC)
Eric Namee, Esq.
Dn. Gregory Rubis
Judge Ray Lanier
What is to be accomplished
- The initial task of the Committee will be to recommend institutional structure to the Assembly, including type of entity to be formed, state that it will be formed in, development of Assembly bylaws, etc.
- Work cooperatively with legal counsel for each agency in accomplishing this task
- Such issues shall include, but are not limited to, the ownership of property, human resource management including sexual harassment policies and procedures, clergy misconduct, compliance with tax, employment law, and other government statutes and regulations, corporate/entity compliance with governmental statutes and regulations
- To the extent necessary to advance the work of the Assembly, also serve as a resource to those responsible for legal compliance in the jurisdictions
How it is to be accomplished
With whom it is to be accomplished
Friday, November 21, 2014
The 2014 Annual Report of the Committee for Legal Affairs is now available online. read more »
Friday, December 20, 2013
The 2013 annual report of the Committee for Legal Affairs is now available online. read more »
Monday, February 04, 2013
The 2012 annual report of the Committee for Legal Affairs is now available online. read more »
Tuesday, August 07, 2012
The Legal Affairs Committee of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops held its first face to face meeting in Atlanta, Georgia on July 10, 2012. read more »