How the Department of Education's Negotiated Rule Making on the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Will Impact Your Organization (EDU340G)

Presented By: James P. Evans
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60 minutes
Thu, March 27, 2014
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When it Comes to Giving Expert Testimony, It’s What You Don’t Know that Can Hurt You…

In an effort to combat recurring violence against women on the nation’s college campuses, Congress enacted the Violence Against Women Act (Cleary Act), which requires post-secondary schools to meet certain specified obligations, including, the obligation to notify the campus community of certain crimes occurring on or near campus; report domestic violence and stalking, among other things, adopt certain student discipline procedures, such as notifying victims of their rights; and adopt certain policies to address and prevent sexual violence. 

Unfortunately, compliance with the regulations imposed by this law is an ever-changing target.  Over the years this act has been amended a number of times to increase both the scope of the requirements and obligations under the law for post-secondary educational institutions. 

Add to the complexity of compliance and a growing public awareness of the law, and therefore a growing number of complaints under it, and it is easy to see why this should be your institution’s top priority.

The latest proposed amendment threatens to have a significant impact on post-secondary educational institutions.  It is critical that institutions stay current on and, as appropriate, influence these regulations to ensure that their interests are effectively represented in the final version and that their compliance isn’t put at risk.

This session by James P. Evans will provide an overview of the pending regulations, developments in the regulations and a prognosis regarding the final regulations that are likely.

Session highlights:

  • Help school administrators critically evaluate your institution's policies relative to compliance with the VAWA and its obligations;
  • Provide administrators with pragmatic guidance concerning the development and implementation of policies required by the VAWA;
  • Analyze the pending regulations and their development during the ongoing negotiated rulemaking process;
  • Provide an analysis on the likely final regulations;
  • Provide guidance on how schools can influence the negotiated rulemaking process;
  • A working knowledge of VAWA’s obligations and common compliance issues;
  • A thorough understanding of the existing and pending regulations regarding the VAWA;
  • An analysis of the development of the pending regulations during the negotiated rulemaking process;
  • Guidance on how educational institutions can appropriately influence the rulemaking process;
  • A pragmatic and effective process for minimizing risk for noncompliance with the VAWA.

Who should attend:

  • Administrators of elementary, secondary, and post-secondary educational institutions
  • Risk management officers for educational institutions
  • EEOC officers and compliance managers in educational institutions
  • State and local investigators relative to sexual harassment/discrimination issues
  • Attorneys representing educational institutions or individuals relative to claims under Title IX

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About Our Speaker(s)

James P. Evans
James P. Evans has significant experience advising and representing educational institutions, including public and private elementary and secondary schools and postsecondary institutions.  As a Partner with Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, he provides educational institutions with advice and representation on issues including ... More info

 
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    Event Title: How the Department of Education's Negotiated Rule Making on the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Will Impact Your Organization
    Presenter(s): James P. Evans