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

 

If you're a student that attends a college or university in Wyoming and you're facing a Title IX hearing, it's important to take necessary steps well in advance of the hearing being scheduled. At a point in time during the course of the Title IX case, your school prepare 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 at an absolute minimum needs to be included in the final report.

For example, relevant text messages, social media posts, pictures, videos, emails, witness statements, a forensic evaluation, a polygraph examination, a toxicology report if consent is an issue.

The reason the report needs to be as strong as possible is because once finalized, it's presented to the hearing panel. The panel reviews the report and has a strong sense of the case prior to the hearing even taking place. Attacking the accuser's credibility is key. Questions would have to be prepared to be asked of the accuser and the accuser's witnesses at the hearing. An opening and closing statement would have to be prepared. The hearing panel would have to be considered for potential bias or conflict. Potential pitfalls or missteps that could take place during the course of the hearing would have to be considered and kept in mind so that they're avoided at all costs. An experienced attorney adviser can help throughout the process, but especially with respect to a Title IX hearing.

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