What documentation should you have for a Title IX case? A lawyer for students answers.

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What is a Title IX violation?

Title IX violations are wide ranging. Most cases I assist with involve harassment, stalking, and/or non-consensual sexual behavior.

What types of documentation should I have in a Title IX case?

You should save anything that either helps prove allegations or goes to a defense in a Title IX accusation. Think about social media posts, pictures, text messages, emails, phone logs, and videos. Even friends or the names of other witnesses should be written down along with what they may be able to add to the case.

What do you do with evidence in a Title IX case?

There will be an investigator assigned to the case. The investigator should ask for any evidence that relates to the case. Providing the investigator with your documentation is important.

Do I need a lawyer to assist with a Title IX accusation?

I always recommend consulting with a lawyer in a Title IX case. The investigative process is very important, and students should strongly consider having an attorney assist from the very beginning of the case.

Do I get a chance to argue any evidence the investigator gathers during the Title IX investigation?

Yes. After the investigation is completed, both the complainant and respondent will have an opportunity to review and respond to the evidence gathered. The response is critical to the conclusion the investigator will make.

Can you help me during a Title IX investigation and hearing?

Yes. I help students all over the country in Title IX cases. Using nearly two decades of legal experience combined with a specialized knowledge of the student disciplinary process, I help students gain successful outcomes.

Richard Asselta is a Title IX lawyer who assists students throughout the United States.

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