The 2020 Title IX amendments introduced informal resolution as a legitimate method of resolving Title IX disputes in lieu of the formal hearing process. The Biden Administration’s proposed amendments support the use of informal resolution even before a formal Title IX formal complaint is filed. But students may not be aware or even understand what “informal resolution” means and how it can be beneficial. And due to the chilling effect caused by the adjudicatory nature of the formal hearing process, complainants are reluctant to report sexual misconduct at all which can impact their ability to move forward from their experience in a healthy way. So how do we get all parties-in-interest, from students, faculty and Title IX professionals, to utilize the informal resolution process instead of simply pushing towards a full adjudicatory form of resolution?
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Special thank you to the Speakers:
- Jackie Wernz, Partner at Thompson & Horton LLP
- Cara Hardin, Title IX Deputy Coordinator at Marquette University
- Lucretia Taylor, Title IX Coordinator at Wichita State University
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