Massachusetts Title IX Advisor

Almost all higher education institutions in the United States are required to adhere to the federal Title IX law. This legislation essentially condemns gender-based discrimination committed against the students, staff or faculty across college and university campuses. Within the confines of this statute, offenses such as sexual harassment, sexual assault, and other sex-related crimes fall under the umbrella of gender-based discriminatory actions.

Federal and state agencies have given higher education institutions the immense responsibility of investigating and mitigating reports of sexual misconduct using Title IX processes, but not without undergoing an incredulous amount of pressure. Campus misconduct that was once blatantly disregarded by school authorities are not relentlessly pursued, all due to the imminent threat of the loss of federal funding. Seemingly approaching these circumstances from one extreme to another, schools now aim to quickly and fluently resolve reports of sexual misconduct. However, in their attempt to temporarily ease the constant pressure from federal and state agencies, schools have had a tendency in the past to slight the students who will be greatly affected by these cases. Oftentimes, the student that is mostly adversely affected by these rushed processes is the accused.

Title IX and Sexual Assault

Being accused of such a stigmatized crime is incredibly stressful. Students who have experienced what it feels like to be on the wrong end of these accusations - even when they are not guilty - understand how it feels to have fellow counterparts, students, staff, and society turn against them. Although people are supposed to be presumed innocent until guilty before a trial or hearing can prove otherwise, students accused of this crime aren't granted that luxury. People are so quick to automatically assume that the accused is guilty, and treat them accordingly in response to this assumption. Unfortunately, people who have the ability to influence a trial in more ways than one such as school authorities, have fallen victim to adopting a preconceived notion about the accused before they are given a chance to defend themselves.

Sometimes this presumption of guilt, the desire to get a hearing over with, or a combination of other reasons may cause school authorities to compromise Title IX processes and the school's code of conduct. This is where a legal professional can intervene and assist you in ensuring that the processes you are undergoing are fair and in line with the school's imposed rules and regulations.

Choosing an Attorney as Your Title IX Advisor

Fortunately, Title IX allows for both the accused and an accuser to choose an advisor to assist them through all investigation and grievance processes. And although by law, a student is permitted to pick anyone, it would be wise for him or her to choose an attorney. The presence of a legal professional will send a message to a school that you are serious about protecting the rights that are promised to you through Title IX and other laws. In addition, the skills that an attorney has obtained through his or her experiences will aid you in making a case that best reflects your account of events.

Experienced Massachusetts Title IX Advisor

If you are a college student who has been accused of sexual assault on a Massachusetts college or university campus, you have a lot at stake. These are serious matters that should only be handled by someone who has your best interest in mind. Contact skilled Title IX advisor Joseph D. Lento today.

Massachusetts 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:

  • American International College
  • Amherst College
  • Anna Maria College
  • Assumption College
  • Babson College
  • Bard College at Simon's Rock
  • Bay Path College
  • Bay State College
  • Becker College
  • Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
  • Bentley University
  • Berklee College of Music
  • Berkshire Community College
  • Boston Architectural College
  • Boston Baptist College
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Brandeis University
  • Bridgewater State University
  • Bristol Community College
  • Bunker Hill Community College
  • Cambridge College
  • Cape Cod Community College
  • Clark University
  • College of Our Lady of the Elms
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • Curry College
  • Dean College
  • Eastern Nazarene College
  • Emerson College
  • Emmanuel College
  • Endicott College
  • Fisher College
  • Fitchburg State University
  • Framingham State University
  • Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
  • Gordon College
  • Greenfield Community College
  • Hampshire College
  • Harvard University
  • Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology
  • Holyoke Community College
  • ITT Technical Institute Norwood
  • ITT Technical Institute Wilmington
  • Laboure College
  • Lasell College
  • Lawrence Memorial Hospital School of Nursing
  • Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts
  • Lesley University
  • Longy School of Music
  • Marian Court College
  • Massachusetts Bay Community College
  • Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  • Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Massachusetts Maritime Academy
  • Massasoit Community College
  • Merrimack College
  • Middlesex Community College
  • Montserrat College of Art
  • Mount Holyoke College
  • Mount Ida College
  • Mount Wachusett Community College
  • New England College of Business
  • Newbury College Brookline
  • Nichols College
  • North Shore Community College
  • Northeastern University
  • Northern Essex Community College
  • Pine Manor College
  • Quincy College
  • Quinsigamond Community College
  • Regis College
  • Roxbury Community College
  • Saint John's Seminary
  • Salem State University
  • Sanford Brown College Boston
  • School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston
  • Simmons College
  • Smith College
  • Springfield College
  • Springfield Technical Community College
  • Stonehill College
  • Suffolk University
  • The Boston Conservatory
  • The New England Conservatory of Music
  • The New England Institute of Art
  • Tufts University
  • University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • University of Massachusetts - Boston
  • University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth
  • University of Massachusetts - Lowell
  • University of Phoenix - Boston Campus
  • Urban College of Boston
  • Wellesley College
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology
  • Western New England University
  • Westfield State University
  • Wheaton College
  • Wheelock College
  • Williams College
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Worcester State University
  • Zion Bible College

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 futures 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 Massachusetts 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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