Title IX Advisor for Hearings in Massachusetts

When college or university administrators receive a complaint relating to a violation of Title IX rules they will promptly begin an inquiry. These allegations may include acts of sexual misconduct. If the university determines that sufficient evidence supports the allegation they may progress toward holding a disciplinary hearing. During this hearing, an accused student has the chance to challenge the claims. A fundamental aspect of the Title IX investigative process is that all parties are to be treated fairly. Often the accused party feels that the administration overlooks their rights to due process. Students facing such allegations are encouraged to consider retaining legal counsel. Joseph D. Lento is a seasoned attorney that will aggressively defend the accused.

Understanding Title IX

Likely Title IX complaints include those of sexual harassment, assault, or other related forms of misconduct. These claims are promptly investigated by designated members of the administration. Institutions of higher learning are unlikely to risk having their much needed federal education funds revoked for not complying with Title IX provisions. If their initial inquiry reveals that the allegations have merit, the administration will begin their formal disciplinary procedures. The U.S. Department of Education's division known as the Office of Civil Rights is responsible for overseeing Title IX.

What to Expect

There are some written guidelines that outline the disciplinary process in place at all colleges and universities. Some of these include the following:

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