No Blemishes on Our Student's Record
If a college student has been accused of violation of a Title IX violation, the accused (and their parents) should take the most logical step in addressing the charges by seeking excellent legal counsel and considering methods towards informal resolution, when possible. It should be noted, again, not to overstate the importance of hiring a lawyer as soon as you find out that you are charged. Finding the correct lawyer and law firm to help students and their families navigate a school's complex disciplinary investigation and hearing procedures is imperative.
From the first scheduled meeting with Joe Lento, his organized method and knowledge of many intricate issues, pressures, and challenges such an inquiry brings to parents and students was impressive. Joe Lento came with experience, tactics, and advice on how to navigate the Title IX statements of policy and guidance. He was prepared on points, questions, and concerns and was available for any follow-up. During the inquiry Joe balanced his time and personally returned calls and written communications delivering a sense that we were his priority clients. Joe Lento made sure that he was available and present to coach and counsel our student at meetings with the university, collect and deliver credible evidence so that there was never a gap, and kept all avenues open toward informal resolution. At the end, he was able to help us achieve a successful declaration resulting in no holds, notes, or blemishes on our student's record.