If you're a student at a college or university in Kentucky and you're facing a Title IX hearing, many steps that have to be taken prior to the scheduling of a Title IX hearing. Prior to the hearing itself, the school will present an investigation report. Before that's finalized, the report has to be responded to. All necessary documentation, information, and evidence would need to be included in that final report, be it text messages, social media posts, a toxicology report, a forensic evaluation, a polygraph examination. That report, once finalized, is presented to the hearing panel so the hearing panel has a strong sense that the case before the hearing itself even takes place.
For the hearing, and opening and closing statement would need to be prepared. Questions would need to prepare for all witnesses, the accuser, the accused, their witnesses, any potential expert witnesses, missteps, and potential pitfalls, a party would have to be prepared for. The hearing panel itself would have to be considered for potential bias and conflict. Many steps have to be taken to ensure a fair and favorable outcome at a Title IX hearing.