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Daniel T. Lefebvre, Esq.
A Letter from Title IX Advising
Title IX Advising provides expert level assistance in Title IX matters. This can include complainant support, respondent defense, or an array of services available for institutions of all sizes. I have the training, knowledge, and experience necessary to provide guidance that can make a meaningful difference in how a process plays out. This could mean some small amount of justice for the victim, the successful defense of the wrongfully accused, or an institutional response that can hold up against the scrutiny of litigation.
My interest in Title IX developed organically during my career. I have worked in higher education for almost 15 years and understand campus culture and the conduct process as an insider, working in public safety and as a Title IX investigator. I also have experience as a union representative, which can be invaluable for faculty and staff accused of misconduct. Advanced Title IX training and my legal education complete the package, allowing a holistic response to the varied challenges of a Title IX process.
Some of my Title IX training includes:
Title IX Coordinator
Civil Rights Investigation
Trauma-Informed Sexual Assault Investigation and Adjudication
Hearing Officer Training
This means that I am not just a lawyer, but also someone that is deeply involved in Title IX. Title IX processes are serious business, but they are not legal proceedings. The rules of evidence likely do not apply, there is no discovery, and there are no subpoenas. The standard of proof is preponderance of the evidence, frankly a frightening prospect for someone accused of discrimination, harassment, or sexual misconduct. It is simply a world unlike any other. Title IX is not a perfect system, even with constant revisions and court guidance influencing policy and response. However, I believe in what Title IX stands for and work everyday to help ensure fairness and professionalism.
With great sincerity, I encourage you to find professional assistance, here or elsewhere, when dealing with Title IX... whether it’s the services of a Title IX advisor for a student or faculty member… whether it’s the services of a Title IX investigator or policy consultant… whether it's providing up-to-date training for your Title IX team.
All the Best to you,