How can I help my child prepare for a university sexual misconduct hearing in Connecticut? VIDEO

Because the possibility that a hearing may take place, depending on the given school, preparation for a college sexual misconduct hearing in Connecticut should take place as soon as the accused student is notified of the allegations against him or her. At the given time, the accused student would need to prepare the appropriate response to the school. It would be necessary to provide the necessary statement, that is. It has to be done as effectively and as appropriate to the circumstances, bearing in mind the prospect of a hearing. Witnesses would have to be presented to the school. Documentary evidence, such as text messages, phone logs, videos, pictures, social media posts, whatever could support the accused student's version of events. Expert reports may need to be obtained. All of the supporting information and evidence should be included in an investigation report, which would be provided to the hearing panel before the hearing takes place. For purpose of the hearing, an opening statement and closing statement would need to be prepared, appropriate questions for the complainant, the witnesses, if cross-examination is allowed, cross-examination questions.

An experienced attorney advisor can help best protect an accused student's interests leading up to the hearing process and during the hearing process and will be able to help best prepare them. They should be involved as early as possible if your son or daughter is facing a sexual misconduct allegation at their college or university in Connecticut.

Connecticut 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 are not limited to, the following schools:

State Universities:

  • Eastern Connecticut State University
  • Central Connecticut State University
  • Southern Connecticut State University
  • Western Connecticut State University
  • University of Connecticut

State-Run Colleges:

  • Asnuntuck Community College
  • Capital Community College
  • Charter Oak State College
  • Gateway Community College
  • Housatonic Community College
  • Manchester Community College
  • Middlesex Community College
  • Naugatuck Valley Community College
  • Northwestern Connecticut Community College
  • Norwalk Community College
  • Quinebaug Valley Community College
  • Three Rivers Community College
  • Tunxis Community College

Federal-Level Military Academy

  • United States Coast Guard Academy – (exempt from Title IX and the Clery Act)

Private Colleges and Universities

  • Albertus Magnus College
  • Connecticut College
  • Fairfield University
  • Goodwin College
  • Hartford Seminary
  • Holy Apostles College and Seminary
  • Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts
  • Mitchell College
  • New England Baptist College
  • University of New Haven
  • Paier College of Art
  • Quinnipiac University
  • Rensselaer at Hartford
  • Sacred Heart University
  • St. Vincent's College
  • Trinity College
  • University of Bridgeport
  • University of Hartford
  • University of Saint Joseph
  • Wesleyan University
  • Yale University

For-Profit Colleges

  •  Lincoln College of New England (formerly Briarwood College)
  • Lincoln Technical Institute
  • Post University

It is critical to make certain the college sexual misconduct investigation at your Connecticut school is handled properly and that the accused student's interests are protected from as early as possible during the sexual misconduct investigative process.  One major reason is because even at colleges and universities where a finding of responsibility for sexual misconduct charges is made at a hearing, the investigation will set the stage for what the hearing panel is provided prior to a hearing (and what the hearing panel will in large part rely on at a hearing), and at schools where the finding of responsibility is made solely through the investigative process, what takes place during the investigation itself will determine whether the accused is found responsible or not responsible for college sexual misconduct charges.

Unfortunately, some students, families, and college employees make the mistake of not taking the necessary precautions as soon as possible when accused of sexual misconduct at college.  Some people will mistakenly believe that if they "just explain what happened," their college or university will be fair and impartial and will arrive at the truth.  In a perfect world this may be the case, but in a perfect world, sexual misconduct cases would not exist.

Fighting passionately for the future of his clients at universities and colleges throughout the nation for many years, Joseph D. Lento knows how important it is to mount the strongest defense because he understands that an accused's academic and professional future is on the line. 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, New Jersey, and New York, is admitted as an attorney pro hac vice in state and federal court if needed when representing clients nationwide, and serves as a college sexual misconduct advisor to students and others in academia facing sexual misconduct investigations and Title IX disciplinary cases in Connecticut and throughout the nation. Make certain your or your student's interests are protected - Contact National College Sexual Misconduct Attorney Joseph D. Lento today at 888-535-3686 or by completing our online form

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