Webinar: Top 10 Client Questions During the Title IX Grievance Process

At Thompson & Horton, our attorneys are grateful to be the first call for many Title IX administrators dealing with reports, formal complaints, and other matters involving Title IX sexual harassment. Recently, T&H attorneys Holly McIntush, Rebecca Bailey, and I got together to discuss the top legal questions we have been hearing from clients regarding the Title IX grievance process. We hope that the webinar will answer some questions you are considering, whether you work for a K-12 or higher education institution and are a Title IX Coordinator or an administrator or employee with other duties during the Title IX process.

Did we address your most burning question? If not, please email it to titleix@thlaw.com so we can address it here on the blog. As always, if you have ideas for any blog posts or webinars, please send those our way, as well.


Appeal in VLRC v. Cardona Raising More Questions About Suppressing Statements of Missing Witnesses in Title IX Hearings

A little over a month ago, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) said it would no longer enforce a controversial portion of the 2020 Title IX rules. The “suppression clause” is a ban on reliance on statements by a party or witness who does not submit to cross-examination in higher education Title IX sexual harassment hearings. The 2020 Title IX regulations require that higher education decision-makers ignore all statements by any party or witness who refuses to answer even one relevant question during the required hearing for Title IX sexual harassment complaints. The rules leave room for K-12 decision-makers to decide whether to reject all statements by a party or witness who refuses to answer written cross-examination questions used in elementary and secondary school Title IX processes. After a Massachusetts Federal trial court struck down

Thompson & Horton Launches Title IX Blog for K-12 and Higher Education Institutions, www.TitleIXTips.com  

At the end of the 2021-2022 school year, we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Title IX, the federal law prohibiting discrimination based on sex in most educational institutions. Who knows if Congress foresaw back in 1972 that the law’s 37 words would still be center stage in national politics in 2021, but they most certainly are. From athletics equity to transgender athlete rights, from sexual harassment and bullying to sexual violence and assault, from discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and pregnancy or parenting status to same sex-education, Title IX covers some of the most important and politicized issues facing schools, colleges, and universities today. Our attorneys have been helping you understand and comply with Title IX for decades, and the firm has been a premier source of legal representation in Title IX space since opening its…