Practice Areas

Title IX

Sexual Assault
in Schools

LGBT Community

Title IX

Sexual assault is, sadly, far too common in our schools, including elementary through post-graduate programs​. A federal law called Title IX should protect ​students from sexual harassment and assault, but too often, schools don’t take​ the time to understand their obligations​, leaving their students vulnerable​​. Other schools
are simply indifferent to those obligations. ​And in ​a surprising number of cases, schools punish the victims​!

If you’ve been sexually assaulted or harassed, and you don’t feel your rights are being protected, contact us. We handle Title IX cases​ throughout the country​ with compassion and effectiveness. Even if the harassment has stopped, you may be entitled to reimbursement for some of the costs and harm you suffered while your rights to a harassment-free education were being ignored.

Sexual Assault in Schools

Learn about K-12+ rights at Stop Sexual Assault in Schools, a one-stop resource.

Watch and share Sexual Harassment: Not in Our School!, an innovative video+action plan for K-12 parents, middle+high school students, schools, and community organizations. Learn about gender equality in education, students’ protections under Title IX, actions to make schools safe, and much more.

Stop Sexual Assault in Schools co-founder Joel Levin is the featured guest on On Point Talk, a national TV program. In a revealing interview, Levin describes the nightmare his family endured after his daughter was sexually assaulted on a high school field trip. He talks about feeling betrayed by the school district, which was ignorant of its obligations under Title IX, when they failed take necessary steps that would have allowed his daughter to continue her education in safety and free from retaliation. And Levin discusses why he helped form Stop Sexual Assault in Schools—to spare other families from the devastation that results when school districts fail to execute their responsibilities to protect students’ civil rights to an education free from sexual harassment and violence.

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LGBT Community

2015 was a historical year in civil rights, especially in the LGBTQ community. Same-sex marriage became legal in all 50 states, and transgender individuals are featured on major television shows and in the news. But there is a long way to go.

Temperance Legal Group appreciates and respects the integrity and privacy of all groups, and is aware of the issues the LGBTQ community encounters. If you are looking for legal assistance in a respectful and understanding atmosphere please contact us.