Education Lawyer and Student Defense Advisor – Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point

Watching our children learn and grow as individuals can simultaneously be the most rewarding and frustrating parts of our lives as parents. We celebrate their successes, but we also agonize when they make mistakes. And just as we may have made mistakes growing up, so do our kids from time to time as well. Most of these mistakes are little ones that don't matter in the long run – they ‘forget' to clean their room, or they claim that the dog ate their homework – but sometimes they are more serious, like the kinds of mistakes at school that can permanently derail their education and their future.

Kids don't necessarily think through the consequences of some of their actions or how their misbehavior at school can result in disciplinary proceedings that can leave permanent marks on their records or, worse, get them expelled. And schools are increasingly serious about cracking down on academic and behavioral misconduct. Whether at the college and university level or at the grade and high school level, all schools have conduct policies and procedures in place that can sometimes be applied in confusing and potentially unfair ways, even by well-meaning but often-overworked school administrators.

If your student becomes the focus of a disciplinary investigation or misconduct proceeding, it can feel scary and overwhelming. The reports, the hearings, the potential consequences, and watching your student become the focus of so much negative attention; all of this can leave you not knowing where to turn or what to do.

Fortunately, education lawyer and student defense advisor Joseph D. Lento can help. He and the Lento Law Firm Team regularly advise students and their families who are going through exactly what you are going through. Jose