I hired an attorney to represent me at a student disciplinary proceeding and they did a bad job. What are my options now?

Did you find yourself in the unfortunate position of having to try to address an outcome that you're not satisfied with?

All is not lost. It depends at what stage in the process you are in terms of what would need to be done. If there's been a finding of responsibility, either at a hearing or otherwise. If you're at the appeal stage, an experienced attorney advisor can step in and can address the matter accordingly to try to address, say, both the finding of responsibility and potentially the sanction as needed. If you're beyond the level of appeals or the stage of the appeal at the school, other steps may be able to be taken by having an experienced attorney advisor, say, engage with the necessary parties at the school, be it the appropriate school administrators or the school's office of general counsel, the school's attorney or attorneys that is. All those steps can be potentially taken, say, with the department of education, or say, through the courts.

Having an experienced attorney advisor who's been down this road before is going to be your best ally in terms of helping you understand what would be best moving forward, so that the best decisions can be made at this point forward.

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If you, or your student, are facing any kind of disciplinary action, or other negative academic sanction, and are having feelings of uncertainty and anxiety for what the future may hold, contact our offices today, and let us help secure your academic career.

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