Alabama Title IX Advisor

Title IX of the Education Amendments was established in 1972. It states that “no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

This law, has single-handedly dismantled many of the discriminatory practices federally funded institutions - specifically colleges and universities - have subjected to students, staff, and faculty to throughout the years. The law has increased gender-based educational equity in a variety of ways, ranging from leveling the playing field for female intercollegiate athletes and ensuring that pregnant students are treated fairly and appropriately by school authorities. Title IX, in all of its versatility, is now currently being referenced and applied to sexual misconduct on higher education institution campuses, as sexual harassment, sexual battery and other forms of sex-related misconduct fall under the realm of gender-based discrimination.

Title IX obligates schools to handle reported cases of sexual misconduct in all its variations, by investigating, reprimanding and assisting in convicting students found guilty of this offense. Schools, however, have not always carried out these processes in a fair and decent manner as Title IX intends. When processes are rushed for schools to maintain their own best interest, the students are the ones that suffer. Far too often, the accused is stripped of the rights that were originally entitled to them, not giving them an adequate shot at defending themselves in lieu of these serious allegations. This trend has caused innocent students to suffer repercussions that were unwarranted.

The Advantages of Selecting an Attorney as Your Title IX Advisor

Since the accused is often treated unfairly throughout these processes, that is all the more reason for them to choose a lawyer as their advisor. The person who occupies this role is responsible for helping a student prepare for a hearing, assist them through investigation processes and serve as a helpmate throughout this entire ordeal. Who better than a legal professional, with all of his or her legal expertise and knowledge, to prepare the accused for a hearing that could dictate their academic and professional future. If you still aren't convinced, here are some of the benefits of choosing an attorney as your advisor:

Confidentiality: It's likely that the school will offer you the option of selecting an advisor that works for the school. However, what school authorities do not tell you is that this person does not have to keep what is said between you and them confidential. At any moment, this advisor could turn on you and relay information that could be used against you in a hearing, and most importantly in a criminal trial. With a legal professional, you won't have to worry about this happening. An attorney gains nothing from reporting back to a school and you both share a mutual interest: ensuring that your rights are protected.

Preparation: A lawyer can help you prepare for the Title IX processes that will ensure. This includes helping you draft your statement, find witnesses and making sure you enter a hearing with confidence.

Experienced Alabama Title IX Advisor

If you attend an Alabama university or college and are facing accusations of sexual misconduct, it is imperative you consult with a professional dedicated to protecting your interests.  Skilled Title IX advisor Joseph D. Lento is here to help. Contact him today.

Alabama colleges and universities where Joseph D. Lento can help as your or your student's Title IX advisor during investigations, hearings, and appeals include, but are not limited to, the following schools:

  • Alabama A & M University
  • Alabama Southern Community College
  • Alabama State University
  • Amridge University
  • Auburn University
  • Auburn University at Montgomery
  • Bevill State Community College
  • Birmingham Southern College
  • Bishop State Community College
  • Brown Mackie College Birmingham
  • Central Alabama Community College
  • Chattahoochee Valley Community College
  • Columbia Southern University
  • Concordia College Selma
  • Enterprise State Community College
  • Faulkner University
  • Fortis College Mobile
  • Fortis College Montgomery
  • Gadsden State Community College
  • George C Wallace State Community College Dothan
  • George C Wallace State Community College Hanceville
  • George C Wallace State Community College Selma
  • H Councill Trenholm State Technical College
  • Heritage Christian University
  • Herzing University Birmingham
  • Huntingdon College
  • Huntsville Bible College
  • ITT Technical Institute Bessemer
  • ITT Technical Institute Madison
  • ITT Technical Institute Mobile
  • J F Drake State Technical College
  • Jacksonville State University
  • James H Faulkner State Community College
  • Jefferson Davis Community College
  • Jefferson State Community College
  • John C Calhoun State Community College
  • Judson College
  • Lawson State Community College Birmingham Campus
  • Lurleen B Wallace Community College
  • Marion Military Institute
  • Miles College
  • Northeast Alabama Community College
  • Northwest Shoals Community College Muscle Shoals
  • Oakwood University
  • Prince Institute of Professional Studies Inc
  • Reid State Technical College
  • Remington College Mobile Campus
  • Samford University
  • Selma University
  • Shelton State Community College
  • Snead State Community College
  • South University Montgomery
  • Southeastern Bible College
  • Southern Union State Community College
  • Spring Hill College
  • Stillman College
  • Talladega College
  • The University of Alabama
  • Tri State Institute
  • Troy University
  • Tuskegee University
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • University of Alabama at Huntsville
  • University of Mobile
  • University of Montevallo
  • University of North Alabama
  • University of Phoenix Birmingham Campus
  • University of South Alabama
  • University of West Alabama
  • Virginia College Birmingham
  • Virginia College Huntsville
  • Virginia College Mobile
  • Virginia College Montgomery

Title IX violations and Title IX charges can change an accused student's life if not defended against properly and as early as possible during the disciplinary process, and Joseph D. Lento has nearly a decade of experience passionately fighting for the future of his clients at universities and colleges throughout the nation. He does not settle for the easiest outcome, and instead, prioritizes his clients' needs and well-being. Joseph Lento is a licensed attorney in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, is admitted as an attorney pro hac vice in state and federal court if needed when representing clients nationwide, and serves as a Title IX advisor and educational consultant to students facing disciplinary cases in Alabama and throughout the nation. Make certain your or your student's interests are protected - Contact National Title IX attorney Joseph D. Lento today.

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If you, or your student, are facing any kind of disciplinary action, or other negative academic sanction, and are having feelings of uncertainty and anxiety for what the future may hold, contact our offices today, and let us help secure your academic career.

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