How do I prepare for a Title IX hearing in Tennessee?

 

If you're a student at a college or university in Tennessee and you're facing a Title IX hearing, you have more options than students in most other states in the United States. Tennessee has specific hearing provisions. That being said, I'll speak to the hearing process in general. At a point in time during the course of a Title IX case, your school will present an investigation report. Prior to it being finalized, the report needs to be responded to as strongly and as effectively as possible. All relevant documentation, information and evidence needs to be included in the final report at an absolute minimum relevant text messages, social media posts, pictures, videos, phone logs, witness statements, a forensic evaluation, a toxicology report if consent is an issue, a polygraph examination. The reason the report needs to be as strong as possible, because goes once finalized, it's presented to the hearing panel.

The hearing panel, in most instances, would review it in advance of the hearing itself and would have a strong sense of the case. Attacking accuser's credibility is key throughout a Title IX case, especially at a hearing. Questions would have to be prepared with that in mind for the accuser and the accuser's witnesses, the hearing panel, depending on the circumstances, would have to be considered for potential bias or conflict. An opening and closing statement would have to be prepared. An Experienced attorney advisor can help an accused student throughout a Title IX case, but especially during the hearing process in Tennessee.

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