Attorneys Title IX
When a student has been accused of sexual abuse or other misconduct, this can cause their entire college or University experience to be in turmoil. For students who must undergo a year or more of investigations, hearings, and other disciplinary procedures, the effects can be profound and life-changing. That’s why it is so important to hire an experienced Title IX lawyer Urbana Champaign. Binnall Law Group’s Alexandria Title IX lawyer works on behalf of Alexandria students in school and courtrooms throughout the nation, ensuring they receive proper due processes before a major decision that can affect their life is made.
Our attorneys have helped thousands of people, and we can also help you. Call us now to schedule your free consultation with a Title IX defense attorney.
What Is Title IX
Title IX is federal law that prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation in programs and activities receiving federal funding. This includes institutions of higher education, as well as elementary and secondary schools, vocational and technical training schools, and other programs that are administered by state agencies, local governments, and community-based organizations.
The statute prohibits discrimination against people based on their sexual orientation and gender. This includes discrimination when it comes to hiring, placing, and recruiting academic and nonacademic personnel, as well in the administration and operation of the program. Congress consciously modeled Title IX after Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. 2000d et al., which prohibits discrimination based on race, color and national origin for programs and activities receiving federal funds.
For a school to qualify under Title IX it must have both a policy on sexual discrimination as well as a procedure for investigating and responding complaints of sexual harassment. If a school fails to meet these requirements, they may lose all or a portion of their federal funding.
While a school investigates a Title IX complaint, it is important for the accused student to start gathering evidence that supports their side of the story. It is also crucial to be careful when speaking to others about the case, as statements can be used against them. In addition, it is crucial to remember that Title IX cases are heard under the preponderance standard, which differs significantly from the criminal system’s standard of “beyond all reasonable doubt”.
Students who think their school did not conduct a fair hearing or investigation in accordance with Title IX guidelines can file a suit for damages against the institution, including past tuition and future tuition. This is only an option for students who have a strong defense. Our Title IX attorneys can help you build a strong defense and protect your rights throughout the process. You can trust our team of advocates to fight hard for your freedom.