Title IX is the federal law that prohibits discrimination based on gender or sexual orientation in the context of higher education. Because it is tied to the federal funding that a school receives, though, institutions in Nevada aggressively prosecute allegations of sexual harassment or assault in order to keep their money.
If you have been accused of sexual misconduct on a Nevada campus, you need a lawyer to act as your Title IX advisor if you want to protect your rights.
People Accused of Title IX Violations Have a Right to an Advisor
If you have been accused of violating Title IX, you have a right to an advisor to guide you through the upcoming process. Choosing a lawyer rather than a faculty or family member will make a huge difference in your case. Lawyers are at home in the adversarial structure of the hearing and investigation, build and present effective cases for a living, and understand the Title IX process and how it can impact your case. Appointing a lawyer as your Title IX advisor also shows your college that you are being serious about your defense, and warns them against taking your rights lightly.
Title IX Investigations in Nevada
In Nevada, every college and university has its own unique rules and regulations for Title IX cases. The differences between schools, though, are largely in the details. Most follow the same basic outline:
- The complaint starts the case. Title IX cases in Nevada begin with the complaint or the formal allegation with the school that accuses you of sexual misconduct in violation of the statute.