Title IX Proceedings
“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” 20 U.S.C. § 1681
Title IX is a federal law directed at any school that receives federal financial assistance. It was created to protect students and employees. The State requires schools anywhere from Kindergarten to those that offer higher education to post sexual assault policies and to include certain provisions in those policies.
Any time a student makes a report of sexual harassment, an internal process is triggered, and the school must adhere to a number of requirements including, but not limited to conducting a disciplinary proceeding.
Whether you are a complainant, filing a report to initiate a disciplinary proceeding, or a respondent, being accused of violating a school’s sexual harassment policy, Title IX proceedings are often an unnerving and terrifying process. Not only can these quasi-judicial proceedings be complicated, but they can also have severe and far-reaching implications on your future.
Ethridge Quinn’s Title IX attorneys are dedicated to vigorously advocate for, defend, and counsel you through this process. Our experienced and skilled litigators are not only intimately familiar with the State and Federal laws governing Title IX cases but have been trained in the neurobiology of trauma and trauma-informed representation of both complainants and respondents.
No matter if you are a complainant or a respondent, we will be there to counsel you through the Title IX process, to conduct cross-examinations, to fight for your rights, and, if necessary, to bring a lawsuit against the school for violating your due process and Title IX rights.
Our attorneys have vigorously and successfully advocated for and defended students across the State of Maryland. Allow us to fight for you and your rights.