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Recent Changes to Title IX Cases

How Have Sexual Misconduct Allegation Cases Changed?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 put certain protections in place for victims of sexual assault, misconduct, discrimination, etc., and the following guidance clarifying certain protections issued by the Obama administration and proposal from Betsy DeVos reoriented the national conversation around what these cases can entail. It’s important that you know what these updates and clarifications can mean for you or for your child.

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At Keffer Hirschauer, LLP, our Indianapolis Title IX attorneys have dedicated their careers to working with people in order to ensure that their rights are not infringed upon, no matter the case. If you or your child was accused of sexual misconduct, don’t hesitate to contact our firm to learn more about what we can do for you.

Obama and Trump-Era Updates to Title IX Cases

A key update issued under the Obama-era guidance, which was spearheaded by the then-education department’s Office of Civil Rights “Dear Colleague” letter, was the requirement that colleges use the lowest standard of proof, a preponderance of the evidence”, to decide whether or not the accused student violated the code of conduct. It also stated that,

“If a school knows or reasonably should know about student-on-student harassment that creates a hostile environment, Title IX requires the school to take immediate action to eliminate the harassment, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects.”

This standard has been partially updated under the new proposed regulations – however, it has not been completely erased. The new guidance allows institutions to choose its own standard to follow, whether that means a preponderance of the evidence, clear and convincing evidence, or anything in between, as long as it consistently applies that standard across all cases.

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While Title IX accusations are among the most serious issues a student can face, there are still a number of actions you or your child can take to ensure that they are afforded the due process that they deserve. Don’t wait to secure the experienced legal representation you deserve. Contact our Indianapolis Title IX today to learn more about what we can do to help you.

Call our experienced attorneys at Keffer Hirschauer, LLP today at (317) 857-0160 to discuss your case.

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