What Maine Colleges Need to Know About LD 1727

What Maine Colleges Need to Know About LD 1727: “An Act Concerning Sexual Misconduct on College Campuses”


In May of 2022, LD 1727 was enacted as the latest state law addressing sexual and interpersonal violence on college campuses. The law, which applies to all Maine public and private colleges, is similar to laws passed in other northeastern states, but has key differences and applications. In this session, facilitators will provide an overview of the new law, discuss specific challenges and complexities, provide information about the climate survey requirement, and provide additional analysis where warranted. Attendees will hear about the context of the new law in relation to other federal laws and regulations including potential changes to Title IX and the Violence Against Women Act climate survey.

Grand River Solutions and Bernstein Shur are collaborating to deliver this live virtual session on Maine’s LD 1727. Join Kai McGintee (Bernstein Shur) and Joseph Storch (Grand River Solutions) on June 23, 2022. Explore the agenda below.

This Virtual Training is Ideal for:

  • Maine Title IX Coordinators,
  • Student Affairs (including Conduct and Residence Life & Housing),
  • Counseling,
  • Police and Public Safety,
  • Prevention and Health Promotions,
  • Institutional Research.

Training Details:

  • June 23, 2022
  • 12-1:15 PM Eastern
  • Free



Kai McGintee

Kai is a sought-after external investigator in sensitive and high-profile misconduct cases throughout the country. She has conducted and overseen hundreds of investigations involving sexual misconduct, harassment, discrimination, and other improper conduct. Kai conducts neutral, external investigations for colleges, universities, K-12 schools, sports organizations, corporations, and non-profits. Kai is frequently called upon to investigate misconduct complaints involving students, faculty, senior-level personnel, coaches, and athletes. Kai is an approved sexual misconduct investigator by United Educators and serves on the American Arbitration Association‘s Workplace Investigation Panel. She is also a frequent consultant for educational institutions seeking advice on risk management. In addition to conducting external investigations, Kai serves as a hearing and appeal officer in sexual misconduct proceedings and facilitates informal resolutions. Kai regularly provides training and workshops to colleges, universities, and secondary schools on best practices related to preventing, investigating, and responding to sexual misconduct. She is a frequent commentator on student sexual assault and has been quoted in the Washington Post, ESPN and BuzzFeed. Learn more about Kai.

Joseph Storch

Joseph Storch is the Senior Director of Compliance and Innovation Solutions at Grand River Solutions. He is an expert on the overlap of federal and state laws addressing sexual and interpersonal violence on college campuses. In 2015, Joe served as a Special Advisor to the New York Governor’s Office developing legislation that was enacted as Education Law 129-B. He has consulted with federal and state legislative leaders, members, and staff of both political parties to draft meaningful and accurate legislation regarding safety on campus and on study abroad. He has twice testified before the United States Senate (Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions and Armed Services), was the Editor in Chief of the Joint Guidance on the 2020 Title IX Final Rule, and has written more than 75 articles and book chapters, most centering around preventing and responding to sexual and interpersonal violence on college campuses. Learn more about Joe.

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