Louisiana Title IX Advisor

Title IX is a law that all institutions that receive federal funding are required to comply with. It 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 funding.”

Essentially, the law prohibits discriminatory acts on the basis of gender committed against students, staff, and faculty in higher education institutions that abide by Title IX. The law has contributed to shaping colleges and universities into the relatively equitable institutions that are today. Title IX is responsible for many of the changes made over the years that have proven to level the playing field for underrepresented demographics in the academic atmosphere. For example, the law has condemned the mistreatment of pregnant students by school authorities and professors, as well as justified the proposal for increasing athletic scholarships for female students and providing more options for women interested in intercollegiate sports.

But recently, Title IX has been enforced for an entirely different and controversial reason: sexual misconduct.

Title IX and Sexual Misconduct

Sexual misconduct is considered gender-based discrimination in the context of Title IX. Therefore, schools are obligated to investigate, reprimand, and assist in convicting students who are found responsible for such offenses due to the imposition of this law's processes. These processes are carried out hastily by schools because of immense pressure from federal agencies that promise to strip funding from schools that are found to sweep these cases under the rug. Now from one extreme to the other, schools have chosen to act too aggressively, oftentimes disadvantaging the accused by destroying evidence or refusing to give them any information that could complicate a case.

The Advantages of Choosing an Attorney as Your Title IX Advisor

Accused students who feel that they are at a disadvantaged by their school should think long and hard about the advisor that will accompany them through these processes. This individual has the power to drastically influence the outcome of a case.

If you have been accused of sexual misconduct, here are a few reasons you should pick an attorney to be your advisor:

An attorney will not disclose confidential information

An attorney does not have the incentive to disclose the information that you confided to them in an effort to hold it against you in a hearing, or worse, in a criminal trial. However, choosing a school appointed advisor does contain that inherent risk.

An attorney will hold your college or university accountable for its actions

Attorneys have the authority to issue a legal document called a “litigation hold” letter that warns schools that any sign of mistreatment to the accused could lead to unwarranted legal action.

An attorney will help you prepare for a hearing

An attorney can help a respondent decide what they want to say in a statement, gather witnesses, and even coach him or her on how to answer the questions that the opposition will ask.

Experienced Louisiana Title IX Advisor

If you attend a Louisiana higher education institution you should immediately consult with a professional who is dedicated to making certain your interests are protected.  You don't have to go through this alone. Skilled Title IX advisor Joseph D. Lento is here to help you every step of the way.  Contact him today.

Louisiana 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:

  • Acadiana Technical College Lafayette Campus
  • Baton Rouge College
  • Baton Rouge Community College
  • Blue Cliff College Alexandria
  • Blue Cliff College Houma
  • Blue Cliff College Metairie
  • Blue Cliff College Shreveport
  • Bossier Parish Community College
  • Capital Area Technical College Baton Rouge Campus
  • Career Technical College Shreveport
  • Centenary College of Louisiana
  • Central Louisiana Technical College Alexandria Campus
  • Court Reporting Institute of Louisiana
  • Delgado Community College
  • Delta School of Business and Technology
  • Dillard University
  • Grambling State University
  • Herzing University Kenner
  • ITT Technical Institute Baton Rouge
  • ITT Technical Institute Saint Rose
  • L E Fletcher Technical Community College
  • Louisiana College
  • Louisiana Delta Community College Monroe Campus
  • Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
  • Louisiana State University Eunice
  • Louisiana State University Alexandria
  • Louisiana State University Shreveport
  • Louisiana Tech University
  • Loyola University New Orleans
  • McCann School of Business & Technology Monroe
  • McNeese State University
  • Medvance Institute Baton Rouge
  • Nicholls State University
  • Northeast Louisiana Technical College Delta Ouachita Campus
  • Northshore Technical Community College
  • Northwest Louisiana Technical College
  • Northwestern State University of Louisiana
  • Nunez Community College
  • Our Lady of Holy Cross College
  • Our Lady of the Lake College
  • Remington College Baton Rouge Campus
  • Remington College Lafayette Campus
  • Remington College Shreveport Campus
  • River Parishes Community College
  • Saint Joseph Seminary College
  • South Central Louisiana Technical College Young Memorial Campus
  • South Louisiana Community College
  • Southeastern Louisiana University
  • Southern University and A & M College
  • Southern University at New Orleans
  • Southern University at Shreveport
  • Sowela Technical Community College
  • Tulane University of Louisiana
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • University of Louisiana Monroe
  • University of New Orleans
  • University of Phoenix Baton Rouge
  • University of Phoenix Lafayette
  • University of Phoenix Louisiana Campus
  • University of Phoenix Shreveport Bossier
  • Virginia College
  • Xavier University of Louisiana

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 Louisiana 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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