Does cross examination occur in a Title IX hearing?

 

Cross examination can and does occur in a Title IX hearing. At schools that at present use a hearing model, cross-examination questions would be prepared. It would be best prepared by the accused student's attorney advisor at the time of the hearing or say in advance, they would be presented to a third party, a liaison of sorts, say, for example, the hearing chair person who would then pose the questions at the hearing to the accusing party or the accusing parties, witnesses, for example. Cross examination is important. It's not the end all and be all in terms of achieving a favorable outcome in a Title IX case. It's another tool in a experienced attorney advisor's arsenal to attack the accusing party's credibility and an experienced attorney advisor can help through the process, especially at a Title IX hearing.

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