• Firm Event
August 8, 2018

Practical Lessons for Title IX Case Management and Compliance

With Additional Half-Day Investigation and Resolution Skill-Building Workshop


Day One—Conference
From the Technical to the Human: Discrimination Case Management and (Re)building Trust

Wednesday, August 8, 2018
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Nazareth College
Rochester, NY

The first day of this year’s conference will focus on compliance and trust.  We will talk about building trust via equitable, transparent, and predictable case management and coordination in matters involving students, staff, and faculty.  For our discussion, case management and coordination includes—

  • Intake
  • Referral
  • Communicating with parties and witnesses
  • Providing and managing ongoing support and interim measures (e.g., no contact orders under Enough is Enough)
  • Identifying and addressing other discrimination allegations (e.g., disability) that may arise during the process
  • Supervising the investigation, hearing, and appeal processes
  • Informing the campus community of policies, procedures, and resources
  • Tracking and reporting on the number, nature, and disposition of allegations of sexual misconduct

In addition to building trust on the front end, we will have an in-depth conversation about rebuilding trust on your campus when members of your campus community question your commitment and challenge your approach and outcomes.  We, along with a college administrator who helped shepherd his campus through the aftermath of a Title IX matter that created a national firestorm, will share the actions we took and the approach we adopted to rebuild trust with the campus community. 

Throughout the day, we will highlight your obligations under Enough is Enough and the Clery Act as well as offer practical lessons from case law and resolution agreements along with best practices in prevention, investigation, and resolution.

Finally, we will discuss the benefits to your campus community of adopting the same case management and coordination process for all reports of discrimination. 


Day Two—Workshop
Investigation and Resolution Skill-Building

Thursday, August 9, 2018
8:30 am to 1:00 pm
Harter Secrest & Emery Conference Center
Rochester, NY 

Using a report of sexual misconduct, interview summaries, an investigation report, and findings of fact, attendees will dig into conducting investigation interviews, writing investigation reports, making determinations of responsibility, and drafting written notices of outcome.

This highly interactive session will be limited to 30 attendees. (5 spots remain)


Professional Development Credits

  • Certification of completion will be provided.

  • This program will be submitted to the HR Certification Institute for review.

  • New York State Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits pending. CLE Financial Aid Application


Registration Fees 

One attendee from an institution:
Full Program (August 8 and 9): $575
August 8 Only: $375
August 9 Only: $250
Two attendees from an institution:
Full Program (August 8 and 9): $525
August 8 Only: $325
August 9 Only: $225
Three or more attendees from an institution:
Full Program (August 8 and 9): $475
August 8 Only: $300
August 9 Only: $200

Registration open through August 1, 2018

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