If you're a student at a college or university in Louisiana and you're facing a Title IX hearing, many steps need to be taken to ensure a favorable outcome at the hearing itself. Prior to the hearing, the school will present an investigation report. That investigation report needs to be responded to as effectively as possible before it's finalized. Text messages, social media posts, witness statements, a toxicology report, a forensic evaluation, a polygraph examination, they're all potential matters for submission to the final investigation report. Once finalized, it is presented to the panel. So the hearing panel has a strong sense of the case before the hearing even takes place. At the hearing itself, questions would need to be prepared for all witnesses, the accuser, the accused, their witnesses, any potential expert witnesses, opening and closing statements. The party would have to be prepped for potential pitfalls and missteps to avoid. The hearing panel itself would have to be considered for potential bias and conflict. Many steps have to be taken prior to a Title IX hearing to maximize the prospect of success.