• Ryan D. Very, Esq.

New Title IX regulations

Updated: Jun 9, 2020

Controversial changes are going into effect for Title IX, a Federal law prohibiting sexual misconduct in higher education. The changes strengthen the rights of the accused, and make it harder on victims. The changes include

  • less protection for off-campus harassment,

  • more than one administrator investigating and deciding the case,

  • expanded access to evidentiary documents,

  • a narrower definition of sexual harassment,

  • a higher burden of proof,

  • a presumption of innocence,

  • the right to a live hearing, and most importantly

  • the right to cross-examine the accuser, with a lawyer or advisor.

Our firm has substantial civil rights and criminal defense experience. Victims may sue colleges for non-compliance. Whether you are a sexual assault survivor or a falsely accused student, contact us for a free consultation.