If you're a student at a college or university in Nebraska and you're facing a Title IX hearing, it's necessary to take critical steps in advance of the hearing. The school will prepare an investigation report. Prior to the investigation report being finalized, it needs to be responded to as effectively and as strongly as possible. All necessary information, documentation and evidence would have to be included in that final investigation report. It may include, at a minimum, text messages, social media posts, pictures, videos, a toxicology report if consent is an issue, a forensic evaluation, a polygraph examination.
Once finalized, the report is presented to the panel. The hearing panel reviews that in advance of the hearing and has a strong sense of the case before the hearing even takes place. Attacking the accuser's credibility at a hearing is often key. Questions would have to be prepared for all parties: The accuser, the accuser's witnesses, the accused would have to be prepped. The accused witnesses would have to be prepped also for potential questions and pitfalls and missteps that can take place during the course of a hearing. The hearing panel itself would have to be considered for potential bias, conflict of interest. Many steps have to be taken, both well in advance and at the hearing itself, to ensure a fair and favorable outcome. An attorney advisor can help with those steps.