In a world where hostility toward religion is on the rise, it’s not a matter of if, but when, Christian schools will be faced with damaging, anti-religious legal attacks. That’s why First Liberty now offers the free legal guidance to Christian schools and other faith-based schools. 

First Liberty wants to help protect Christian schools from legal and financial ruin from individuals and organizations that are offended by traditional religious viewpoints and seek to litigate claims to further a larger political or cultural agenda.

First Liberty’s world-class constitutional attorneys are trained to identify risks and develop solutions for Christian schools. They created Religious Liberty Templates and Guides for Christian Schools to use as a resource in drafting bylaws, articles of incorporation, employment manuals, discipline policies, and other corporate documents to try to avoid risk exposure. Chelsey Youman will discuss how you can ensure maximum possible legal protection for your school. She will also inform you as to the present state of the law so you can act in compliance with existing law and identify legal pitfalls that may hinder your ability to minister. 

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Chelsey Youman, Esq.
Chelsey Youman, Esq.
Chelsey Youman, Esq., is Senior Counsel for First Liberty Institute, concentrating on religious liberty matters and First Amendment rights. She joined First Liberty Institute after working for a law firm in private practice, where she successfully litigated corporate fraud matters, complex commercial litigation, and consumer rights issues in both federal and state jurisdictions. Youman received her Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University, where she was a Dean’s Scholarship Recipient. She was also a member of the Board of Advocates, where she successfully argued in off-campus mock trial competitions and was a member of the Aggie Law Society and SMU Christian Legal Society. During law school, she clerked for the Consumer Protection Division in the Office of the Attorney General of Texas and First Liberty Institute. Youman completed her undergraduate at Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, minoring in Sociology. In her time at Texas A&M, Youman spent a summer as a White House intern under President George W. Bush. She was also a member of the Texas A&M Pre-Law Society and College Republicans. Youman spent much of her time in college serving and inspiring youths in Young Life Ministry.