Kentucky Title IX Advisor

Title IX, a federal law that prohibits gender-based discrimination on college campuses, provides the following:

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

This law has positively influenced a number of gender equity related matters on college and university campuses, ranging from the mismanagement and mistreatment of pregnant college students to increasing options for female intercollegiate athletes. But in recent times, Title IX, in all its ambidexterity, has recurrently been applied to one controversial issue: sexual misconduct.

Sexual misconduct is legally deemed as gender-based discrimination in accordance with Title IX. Therefore, schools are obligated to handle these matters itself through its own respective Title IX processes. Once these processes have been carried out, schools are granted the authority to discipline and even assist in convicting students who are found guilty of sexual misconduct in any form (sexual harassment, sexual battery, sexual assault etc.).

The Benefits of Choosing an Attorney as Your Title IX Advisor

Once you have been informed of the allegations that you are facing, federal law gives you the option of choosing an advisor, or a person who is responsible for guiding you through your school's Title IX processes. Although you have the freedom to choose anyone, it's important to think long and hard about who should occupy this role. An advisor is someone who can considerably affect the outcome of a case, whether this influence will be positive or negative depends on the person who is ultimately selected. If you are found guilty of these accusations, your academic and professional future could be ruined. This is why you should approach your case with an advisor who will give you the best chance of a favorable outcome. Realistically, the only person who garners the tools to do so is a legal professional.

If you have been accused of sexual misconduct and have yet to choose an advisor, here are a couple of reasons why you should select an attorney to be your advisor:

Accountability

Although schools impose an abundance of rules that reinforce fairness and equality under their title IX policy, it doesn't mean that they always follow them. In fact, it has, unfortunately, become common for schools to stray from their own guidelines using the guise of overwhelming concern for an accuser. But what parties involved in these allegations don't know is that institutions are capable of breaking their own rules with their best interest in mind. The accused is left to either endure this mistreatment or attempt to object to a school's conduct. But chances are a student doesn't even know where to start. A legal professional, however, has the authority to deter a school from these behaviors by sending a “litigation hold” hold letter to institution authorities. This notice informs schools that legal action could be pursued in the event that they are discovered stripping students of the rights that they are entitled.

Confidentiality

Most institutions will recommend that you, as an accused student, should choose an advisor that it appoints to you. An entire spiel regarding this individual's specialized Title IX training and usefulness to you during this process will be voiced. However, what they might leave out of the conversation is the fact that they are employed by the school. Being an employee, this person may have incentive to disclose all the information that you trustingly provided him or her to school authorities, or more importantly, reveal this information during a criminal trial. A legal professional has no reason to disclose any information you provide and they share a common interest with you: ensuring your rights are protected throughout the entirety of this ordeal.

Experienced Kentucky Title IX Advisor

If you attend a Kentucky college or university and have been accused of sexual misconduct in any form, you should consult with a professional dedicated to making certain your interests are protected.  Skilled Title IX advisor Joseph D. Lento is here to help.  Contact him today.

Kentucky colleges and universities where Joseph D. Lento can help as your or your student's Title IX advisor during investigations, hearings, and appeals include, but are not limited to, the following schools:

  • Alice Lloyd College
  • Asbury University
  • Ashland Community and Technical College
  • ATA College
  • Beckfield College Florence
  • Bellarmine University
  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College
  • Bluegrass Community and Technical College
  • Brescia University
  • Brown Mackie College Hopkinsville
  • Brown Mackie College Louisville
  • Brown Mackie College Northern Kentucky
  • Campbellsville University
  • Centre College
  • Clear Creek Baptist Bible College
  • Daymar College Bellevue
  • Daymar College Bowling Green
  • Daymar College Louisville
  • Daymar College Louisville
  • Daymar College Madisonville
  • Daymar College Online
  • Daymar College Owensboro
  • Daymar College Paducah Main
  • Daymar College Scottsville
  • DeVry University Kentucky
  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • Elizabethtown Community and Technical College
  • Gateway Community and Technical College
  • Georgetown College Georgetown, Kentucky
  • Hazard Community and Technical College
  • Henderson Community College
  • Hopkinsville Community College
  • ITT Technical Institute Lexington
  • ITT Technical Institute Louisville
  • Jefferson Community and Technical College
  • Kentucky Christian University
  • Kentucky Mountain Bible College
  • Kentucky State University
  • Kentucky Wesleyan College
  • Lincoln College of Technology Florence
  • Lindsey Wilson College
  • Madisonville Community College
  • Maysville Community and Technical College
  • MedTech College Lexington Campus
  • Mid Continent University
  • Midway College
  • Morehead State University
  • Murray State University
  • National College Lexington
  • Northern Kentucky University
  • Owensboro Community and Technical College
  • Saint Catharine College
  • Simmons College of Kentucky
  • Somerset Community College
  • Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College
  • Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College
  • Spalding University
  • Spencerian College
  • Spencerian College Lexington
  • Sullivan College of Technology and Design
  • Sullivan University
  • Thomas More College
  • Transylvania University
  • Union College
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Phoenix Louisville Campus
  • University of Pikeville
  • University of the Cumberlands
  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College
  • Western Kentucky University

Title IX violations and Title IX charges can change an accused student's life if not defended against properly and as early as possible during the disciplinary process, and Joseph D. Lento has nearly a decade of experience passionately fighting for the future of his clients at universities and colleges throughout the nation. He does not settle for the easiest outcome, and instead, prioritizes his clients' needs and well-being. Joseph Lento is a licensed attorney in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, is admitted as an attorney pro hac vice in state and federal court if needed when representing clients nationwide, and serves as a Title IX advisor and educational consultant to students facing disciplinary cases in Kentucky and throughout the nation. Make certain your or your student's interests are protected - Contact National Title IX attorney Joseph D. Lento today.

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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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