Should I personally respond to a charge letter in a university disciplinary hearing or have an attorney respond?

To maximize the prospect of success in a university disciplinary proceeding, especially one involving Title IX sexual misconduct, say, a student should never be attending to anything with respect to the school on his or her own. They should have an attorney involved, even if the attorney is drafting an email for the student to send to the school. An experienced attorney would know exactly what to do in terms of what the school would be receptive to, and what should be done in a given case. To repeat: a student should never be taking steps on his or her own with the school, without professional assistance. The stakes are too high. An experienced attorney has been down this path many times before and would know what would need to be done to try to achieve a favorable outcome.

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