Title IX/VAWA Appeal Officer Training


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Higher education institutions are legally required to provide specialized training on an annual basis to individuals who conduct appeals of matters involving complaints of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. Further, the new Title IX regulations require decision-makers, including appeal officers, to receive training on specific topics. Given these legal obligations, the significant recent changes to the legal landscape, the heightened focus on enforcement of Title IX, and the increasing complexity of sexual misconduct matters, it is more important than ever that your Title IX appeal officers are well-trained.

Join us for an in-depth training specifically designed for Title IX/VAWA appeal officers. The benefits of our training extend beyond merely 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 and handling appeals of those matters, this training incorporates firsthand, real world experience.

This session will also specifically address the impact and challenges of trauma in sexual misconduct matters. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to put their training into action as they work through complex appeal case studies and receive valuable, in-the-moment feedback from Higher Education attorneys.

This training will cover:

• Update on the legal landscape

o New Title IX regulations

o VAWA/Clery Act

• The role and responsibilities of appeal officers

• How to serve impartially

• The effects of trauma

• Conducting a legally-compliant appeal

o Relevance of questions and evidence

o Best practices for decision-making

o Drafting a legally-compliant written determination

• Case studies