Title IX/VAWA Training for Adjudicators


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Higher education institutions are legally required to provide specialized training on an annual basis to individuals responsible for adjudicating sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking proceedings.  Given these legal obligations, the heightened focus on enforcement of Title IX, and the increasing complexity of sexual misconduct adjudications, it is more important than ever that your Title IX adjudicators are well-trained on sexual misconduct matters and that they understand the impact trauma has on those who are the subject of sexual misconduct proceedings.

Join us for a three-hour in-depth training specifically designed for Title IX adjudicators.  The benefits of our training extend beyond simply satisfying your annual training requirements.  Our training is conducted by Higher Education attorneys who regularly advise institutions on all aspects of the sexual misconduct process, from policy drafting through the final resolution of sexual misconduct matters.  Because these attorneys also have extensive experience investigating and adjudicating sexual misconduct cases for institutions, this training incorporates first-hand, real world experience and provides practical guidance on navigating the complex issues that arise during this process.

This session will also specifically address the impact and challenges of trauma in adjudicating allegations of misconduct.  Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to put their training into action as they work together to adjudicate a sexual misconduct case and receive valuable, in-the-moment feedback from Higher Education attorneys.  Attendees will receive a certificate verifying their completion of the training session.

This training will cover:

  • A legal overview of Title IX and VAWA
  • The role and responsibilities of Title IX adjudicators
  • The effects of trauma
  • Best practices for decision-making
  • Adjudication of a hypothetical case
  • Special considerations for deciding appeals