Title IX Administrators: Addressing The Day-To-Day Ethical, Legal & Conflict Challenges
Join Brett Sokolow, Executive Director and Founder of the Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA), as he discusses legal and ethical challenges faced by colleges and universities as they attempt to implement and comply with Title IX. This webinar will explore impartiality issues and conflict-of-interest concerns regarding staff, general counsel, outside counsel, athletics administrators, internal investigators and external investigators. The speaker will also address critical areas of concern such as:
- Should general counsel train a hearing board?
- Should they advise a hearing panel during deliberations?
- Who should sit on the hearing panel?
- What vetting should they have?
- Should an assistant athletic director be a Title IX deputy coordinator?
- What happens when the Title IX Coordinator is conflicted about those who are involved in a case?
- How do you deal with the usurpation of Title IX responsibilities by senior administrators, attorneys, etc.?
- What are the pitfalls of using outside counsel to investigate, and how is legal privilege impacted?
- Can a survivor be an investigator?
This webinar will help you understand how to address the increasingly common legal conflicts and challenges that occur as college and universities strive to provide these much-needed services and mandated resources to students, faculty and staff.
- Review the challenges of dual relationships and how they create potential conflicts for those involved in the Title IX investigatory and coordination processes
- Discuss the benefits and limitations of utilizing outside investigators to assist with cases
- Explore the role of a schools general counsel in the process and ethics issues faced by general counsel who has Title IX roles
- Develop a prevention-oriented approach to get out in front of conflicts and ethical challenges that may occur
- 2-year & 4-year institutions
- General Counsel & Outside Counsel
- External Investigators
- Title IX Coordinators, Administrators & Investigators
- Student Code Of Conduct Officers
- Campus Safety Officers
- Mental Health Counselors
- Disability Services Directors
- Institutional Research
- Athletics Administrators
- Anyone interested or involved in Title IX issues
Brett A. Sokolow, Esq. is a higher education attorney who specializes in high-risk campus health and safety issues. He is recognized as a national leader on campus sexual violence prevention, response and remediation. He is the president and CEO of The NCHERM Group, LLC, which serves as legal counsel to seventy colleges and universities. He is also the Executive Director of ATIXA (www.atixa.org). He frequently serves as an expert witness on sexual assault and harassment cases, and he has authored 12 books and more than 50 articles on campus safety and sexual assault. The NCHERM Group, LLC has provided services to than 3,000 college and university clients. He has authored the conduct codes of more than 80 colleges and universities. The ATIXA Model Sexual Misconduct policy serves as the basis for policies at hundreds of colleges and universities across the country. NCHERM has trained the members of more than 700 conduct hearing boards at colleges and universities in North America. He serves as the Executive Director of NaBITA, the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association (www.nabita.org). He is a graduate of the College of William & Mary and the Villanova University School of Law. He is a member of the advisory boards of the National Hazing Prevention Collaborative, the NASPA Enough Is Enough Campaign, SCOPE, the School and College Organization for Prevention Educators (www.wearescope.org) and SACCA, the Student Affairs Community College Association.
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