Title IX ALERT: How the New Title IX Regulations Regarding Hearing Officers Affect You

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Title IX ALERT: How the New Title IX Regulations Regarding Hearing Officers Affect You
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Title IX ALERT October 22, 2020: How the New Title IX Regulations Regarding Hearing Officers Affect You
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As many higher education officials are aware, the federal government now requires that colleges and universities utilize professionals with training in legal procedures to chair Title IX hearings. We commend to you a forthcoming article on this topic by a Professor at the University of Missouri School of Law, “Hiring and Training Competent Title IX Hearing Officers. The article posits that American colleges are not ready to comply with the new Title IX regulations because even the most diligent faculty could not serve as hearing officers without intensive training that most colleges and universities would be hard-pressed to provide. 

Colleges and universities must weigh these important considerations when determining how best to chair its Title IX hearings, whether by trained faculty or staff, or a competent former jurist:

The trend in New Jersey is moving toward colleges and universities seeking out retired judges to serve as Title IX hearing officers, and we expect that this will become the standard practice.

If you have any questions regarding the new Title IX regulations and how these regulations affect your institution's campus hearings, feel free to contact Teresa Moore, or any of our retired New Jersey jurists, noted below.

Teresa L. Moore
Counsel
tmoore@riker.com

The Honorable Victor Ashrafi
Former Superior Court Trial and Appellate Judge
vashrafi@riker.com

The Honorable Travis Francis
Former Superior Court Assignment Judge, Middlesex County
tfrancis@riker.com

The Honorable James Rothschild
Former Superior Court Judge, Essex County
Responsible for complex civil litigation in Essex County
jrothschild@riker.com