Pursuant to Education Article §11-601, the Maryland Higher
Education Commission (MHEC) maintains a list of attorneys (also known as lawyers)
willing to represent students in Title IX Campus Sexual Assault Proceedings pro
bono or at reduced fees.
Regulations regarding this list are here.
Please contact us at TitleIXproceedings.email@example.com
for further assistance.
Policies and Procedures
Information For Students
is a list of attorneys (also known as lawyers) you may contact to find
representation for a Title IX proceeding you are involved in. The attorneys on this list are limited to
charging $100 per hour for their services and these fees may be paid by MHEC
upon application by the attorney. Every
attorney on this list has attended training on representing students in Title
IX proceedings. It is in an attorney’s
discretion as to whether they agree to represent you, subject to their
availability. If they agree, you will
need to sign a retainer agreement (contract) with the
attorney. If they do not agree, you can
contact other attorneys on the list. You
are not guaranteed an attorney from this list.
MHEC does not recommend or endorse any attorney, law firm,
or legal services agency on this list.
Per COMAR 13B.09.01.06, MHEC is not liable for any acts or
omissions of the attorney, the law firm, or the legal services agency. If you have a complaint about your attorney,
please contact the Attorney Grievance Commission. Information on the Attorney Grievance
Commission, including instructions on filing a complaint, is available here.
Information For Institutions of Higher Education
Please include this website address in your notification to
students of their right to have an attorney present: https://mhec.maryland.gov/Pages/Title-IX-Campus-Sexual-Assault-Proceedings---Attorney-List.aspx
Information For Attorneys
Attorneys must register with MHEC to become listed. Attorneys must complete and submit the MHEC
Title IX Legal Representation List
Note: Being on the list does not automatically qualify an
attorney, law firm, or legal services agency for payment or guarantee
reimbursement. Any attorney, law firm,
or legal services agency seeking reimbursement must complete and submit a fee
request form (please check back later for this form).
Requirements To Be On the List
attorney seeking to be included on the list must:
1. Be a licensed attorney in good standing
before the Court of Appeals of Maryland;
2. Have malpractice insurance sufficient
to cover representation in a Title IX proceeding;
3. Attend a training of at least 5 hours,
that includes training on trauma-informed representation, provided by the
Maryland State Bar Association; a county bar association or the Bar Association
of Baltimore City; or an organization funded by the Maryland Legal Services
Corporation (MLSC); and,
4. Complete and submit the MHEC Title IX
Legal Representation List Registration Form.pdf.
to Maintain Eligibility
order to maintain eligibility, an attorney must:
1. Keep their contact information updated
2. Take at least one case each academic
3. Treat all parties involved in the Title
IX process with respect and dignity.
The next attorney training will be held on Monday, March 2,
2020, by the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault, in partnership with
criminal defense attorney Shawn Sukumar, Esq., of Price Benowitz LLP.
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Nancy S. Grasmick State Education Building, 200 W.
Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Cost: free, but registration is required
RSVP no later than February 27, 2020, by clicking on this link:
For more information on the training and registration,
please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
This website was last updated on February 19, 2020.
6 North Liberty Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 767-3300
Toll Free: (800) 974-0203 (If calling outside of the Baltimore City area)