Canon Law Services

As canon lawyers, we are licensed to practice all over the world except at the higher Catholic Ecclesiastical Tribunals in the Vatican. We are available for consulting, mediation services, and trial work in the following areas:

Consecrated Life Services

For groups who wish to become Institutes of Consecrated Life:

  • Compliance with Canon Law Auditing
  • Assistance in drawing up Statutes and Constitutions
  • Writing applications for becoming an Association of the Faithful
  • Workshops for understanding charisms and how they can fit into Church structures
  • Other services as needed

For individuals or superiors of Institutes of Consecrated Life or who belong to individual forms of Consecrated Life (hermits and virgins):

  • Canonical consulting on disciplinary actions
  • Mediation services
  • Assistance with appeals for unfavorable decisions
  • Workshops on canon law for religious
  • Canon law compliance audits
  • Incardination, transfer, and exclaustration consulting and document preparation
  • Other services as needed

Clerical Laws

  • Canonical consulting in relevant areas pertaining to the life, ministry, and support of clerics
  • Assistance with graviora delict cases
  • Canonical advice for potential seminarians for protecting their rights
  • Defense of rights for clerics in Ecclesiastical Court
  • Other services as needed

Other Areas of Canon Law

We are willing to work with people on a number of different issues that arise from time to time whether you are a lay person, a member of the hierarchy, a consecrated person, or work in a parish or chancery. Since each situation is different, we cannot exhaustively list all the areas in we can work with you. We can assist in writing employee handbooks from a canonical perspective, form policies and procedures that pass canonical muster, and give advice and represent clients in various ecclesiastical circles. Some frequently asked questions and services we provide include:

  • Sacramental access issues
  • Church closures
  • Parish employee rights
  • Liturgical regulations
  • Preparing an entity or work for possible ecclesiastical approval

For other services not mentioned here, please give us a call for a free initial consultation to see if we can assist you with your canonical needs.

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