Title IX/VAWA Hearing Panel Training

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With the decision from a California Court of Appeals earlier this year requiring institutions to provide a hearing including cross-examination, both public and private institutions in California must be prepared to conduct live hearings in sexual misconduct matters. Higher education institutions are also required to provide specialized training on an annual basis to individuals responsible for investigating and adjudicating matters relating to sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. Whether live hearings are new for your institution or your institution already uses a hearing model, regular training for officials involved in the hearing process is essential for avoiding problems before and after a decision is rendered.

Join us for a six-hour in-depth training specifically designed for hearing panel members. 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, this training incorporates firsthand, real world experience and provides practical guidance on navigating the complex issues that arise during the hearing process.

This session will also specifically address the impact and challenges of trauma in investigating and adjudicating allegations of sexual misconduct. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to put their training into action as they work together to navigate challenges that arise in a hearing and to adjudicate a complex sexual misconduct case, all while receiving valuable, in-the-moment feedback from higher education attorneys.