What is the role of an adviser?

A Title IX adviser does not act as an attorney.  Although Margaret Valois is an experienced and licensed attorney, she does not act as an attorney when she advises Title IX clients.  In fact, most educational institutions prohibit legal representation in Title IX hearings, though students are permitted to hire attorneys to advise them.  As an adviser, our role is to help you navigate the process, obtain, preserve and analyze the evidence, guide you during the investigation, help you prepare for your hearing and advise you during your hearing.