HSE Institute

New Title IX Regulations - Compliance Training

Co-presented with McNees Wallace LLC & Nurick


August 20, 2020
9:00 am to 12:00 Noon and 12:45 to 4:15 pm

We are pleased to announce that Harter Secrest & Emery LLP and McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC are teaming up to ensure that you have the training you need to comply with the new Title IX regulations. Our day-long virtual training session will address new federal requirements that apply to all higher education institutions. We will also address the additional state law requirements that apply to institutions in New York.


  • Definition of sexual harassment under Section 106.30 of the Title IX regulations
  • The scope of an institution’s education program or activity
  • Responding to reports
  • Conducting investigations in accordance with the new Title IX regulations
  • Conducting grievance processes (including live hearings, appeals, and informal resolution processes) in accordance with the new Title IX regulations
  • Serving impartially, including by avoiding prejudgment of the facts at issue, conflicts of interest, and bias
  • Making relevancy determinations
  • Q&A

Click here to view the agenda:

  1. Title IX Terminology and Process
    • Definition of Title IX Sexual Harassment
    • Scope of Education Program or Activity
    • Overview of TIX process
    • Supportive Measures
  2. Impartiality
    • Conflicts of Interest
    • Bias – Implicit Bias
    • How to Serve Impartially
    • Avoiding Prejudgment of Facts
  3. Evidentiary Matters
    • Standard of Proof
    • Rape Shield
    • Privilege
    • Credibility Determinations
    • Relevance of questions and evidence
  4. Investigations
    • Required Notices before Interviews
    • Investigation Preparation/Outlines
    • Party Interviews
    • Witness Interviews
    • Non-testimonial Evidence
    • Preparing the Investigation Report, including summarizing relevant information
  5. Live Hearings and Appeals
    • Hearing Process and Procedures
    • Cross-examination Process
    • Examples of Evidentiary Issues
    • Deliberations
    • Sanctions and Remedies
    • Notice of Outcome
    • Appeals
  6. Informal Resolution Process
    • Voluntary Participation
    • Process Options
    • Informal Resolution Agreement
  7. Q&A


Kim Colonna

Kimberly M. Colonna
McNees Wallace & Nurick

Terri Conroy

Theresa A. Conroy
Harter Secrest & Emery

Julia Green

Julia E. Green
Harter Secrest & Emery

Kelley Kaufman

Kelley E. Kaufman
McNees Wallace & Nurick

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