When your child is appealing a university sexual misconduct case in Montana. It's important to familiarize yourself with the college's or university's appeal policies. Different schools are going to have different appeal processes. For example, at some colleges and universities, the appeal process would take place after a finding of responsibility is made and/or sanctions are imposed after an investigation or a hearing. At other schools, the appeal process will start the hearing process.
It's important to understand this aspect of the appeal process. It's also important to understand your school's allowable grounds or allowable basis for an appeal. Colleges and universities often have similar allowable grounds. For example, procedural error or defect, disproportionate sanction, new evidence which was reasonably not available at an earlier point in the process.
It's important to meet your school allowable grounds for the appeal. It's also important to meet the school's deadline for the appeal. You should never go through the process on your own. If your son or daughter finds himself in the position that they need to appeal a finding of responsibility and/or a sanction at their college or university, having an experienced attorney advisor is going to be their best ally through the appeal process.
Montana colleges and universities where Joseph D. Lento can help as your or your student's college sexual misconduct advisor during investigations, hearings, and appeals include, but ar