Colorado Title IX Advisor

What is Title IX?

Title IX is a federal civil rights law that forbids discriminatory acts committed by and/or against students, staff, and faculty in federally funded educational institutions. It provides the following:

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

Title IX is a versatile law that's applicability reaches a wide spectrum of issues. For example, tt has been enforced in regard to leveling the playing field for women who wish to receive intercollegiate sports scholarships and has condemned the mistreatment of pregnant women. But in current times, this law has been referenced pertaining to a completely different controversial issue, which is sexual misconduct.

Title IX and Sexual Misconduct

The rates of reported instances of sexual misconduct have skyrocketed in recent years. In compliance with Title IX, colleges and universities receiving federal funding must handle these cases properly in the eyes of federal agencies. A few years back, agencies warned higher education institutions that if they continued to sweep these reported cases under the rug, they would strip them of federal funding. With this constant looming threat over the school authorities heads, they've approached cases of this nature radically, oftentimes robbing the rights of the accused in the process.

In previous years, it's been noted that schools tend to prefer cases that pose no issues or complications, and have gone through extreme measures, such as to destroy evidence or not informing the accused of important details to quickly advance cases.

The Advantages of Choosing an Attorney as Your Title IX Advisor

The disadvantages that you face as an accused students are burdensome, and will make you feel as if you won't ever get the chance to clear your name. Chances are, if you've been accused of sexual assault, you've lost counterparts and are being treated like a monster by people you don't even know. To redeem yourself, it's important you choose an advisor that will serve as an asset to you. It only makes sense to take advantage of your right to an attorney in such a serious situation.

If you have been accused of sexual assault and have yet to choose an advisor, here are some reasons why you should consider selecting an attorney to occupy this role:

An attorney will hold higher education institutions accountable

An attorney will be able to object to any mistreatment exhibited by a school towards a patient by writing a “litigation hold” letter. This document warns schools that if this behavior continues, legal action on the behalf of the accused could ensue.

An attorney will help you prepare for a hearing

Since you have been pinned with these accusations, you will have to do a number of things before attending a hearing. This includes making a statement to your school's Title IX coordinator, gathering and interviewing witnesses and answering questions posed by your accuser and panel members at a hearing. These are important endeavors that will dictate the outcome of this case. An attorney, however, does these things for a living and will be able to help you present your case in a consistent and effective manner. 

An attorney will not disclose confidential information

When choosing an advisor that is not a legal professional, you run the risk of having personal information that is relevant to your case disclosed to others. This information could be twisted to incriminate you in a hearing or even be used as evidence against you in a criminal trial if charges are brought. An attorney has no incentive to disclose information that you have confided in them and they value confidentiality in conversations with clients.

Experienced Colorado Title IX Advisor

If you attend a Colorado college or university and have been accused of sexual assault, you should immediately consult with a professional dedicated to protecting your interests.  Skilled Title IX advisor Joseph D. Lento is here to help.  Contact him today.

Colorado 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:

  • Adams State College
  • Aims Community College
  • American Sentinel University
  • Arapahoe Community College
  • Argosy University Denver
  • Bel Rea Institute of Animal Technology
  • Boulder College of Massage Therapy
  • College America Colorado Springs
  • College America Denver
  • College America Fort Collins
  • Colorado Academy of Veterinary Technology
  • Colorado Christian University
  • Colorado College
  • Colorado Heights University
  • Colorado Mesa University
  • Colorado Mountain College
  • Colorado Northwestern Community College
  • Colorado School of Healing Arts
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Colorado State University Fort Collins
  • Colorado State University Pueblo
  • Colorado Technical University Colorado Springs
  • Colorado Technical University Greenwood Village
  • Colorado Technical University Online
  • Community College of Aurora
  • Community College of Denver
  • Denver School of Nursing
  • DeVry University Colorado
  • Ecotech Institute
  • Everest College Aurora
  • Everest College Colorado Springs
  • Everest College Thornton
  • Fort Lewis College
  • Front Range Community College
  • Institute of Business and Medical Careers
  • ITT Technical Institute Aurora
  • ITT Technical Institute Westminster
  • Johnson & Wales University Denver
  • Jones International University
  • Lamar Community College
  • Metropolitan State College of Denver
  • Morgan Community College
  • Naropa University
  • National American University Centennial
  • National American University Colorado Springs
  • National American University Colorado Springs South
  • National American University Denver
  • Nazarene Bible College
  • Northeastern Junior College
  • Otero Junior College
  • Pikes Peak Community College
  • Platt College Aurora
  • Prince Institute Rocky Mountains
  • Pueblo Community College
  • Red Rocks Community College
  • Redstone College
  • Regis University
  • Remington College Colorado Springs Campus
  • Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design
  • The Art Institute of Colorado
  • Trinidad State Junior College
  • United States Air Force Academy (exempt from Title IX and the Clery Act)
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • University of Colorado Denver
  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs
  • University of Denver
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • University of Phoenix Colorado Campus
  • University of Phoenix Southern Colorado Campus
  • Western State Colorado University
  • Westwood College Denver North
  • Westwood College Denver South

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 Colorado 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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