Title IX Advisor for Hearings in Oklahoma

Most postsecondary educational institutions are required to abide by Title IX guidelines that prohibit sexually-based discrimination. When an allegation such as sexual harassment or assault is received, the administration has designated staff for investigating. Accused students are always entitled to defend such claims. The majority of colleges and universities will conduct a hearing where all parties are present and may impose penalties on violators. Accused parties may be accompanied by an advisor at hearings. Many students take these matters too lightly and are caught off guard when penalties such as a suspension or expulsion are imposed. Joseph D. Lento is an attorney that aggressively defends students in Title IX disciplinary matters to ensure their rights and academic future are protected.

Violating Title IX

The Title IX provisions created by the U.S. Department of Education are broadly described as being related to actions of sexual discrimination. Some of these specific actions that may be deemed as violations include:

  • Acts that are determined to be unfair because they discriminate based on gender
  • Gender identity discrimination
  • Making sexist statements or comments
  • Inequality that is gender-related involved with athletics or campus activities
  • Inappropriate sexual advances or comments
  • Inappropriate physical contact
  • Sexually-related abuse, assault or coercion
  • Creating a hostile environment through discrimination

Having Experienced Legal Representation

Penalties that are levied against the accused may have devastating results on your educational plans. Students are committed to their academic goals and are investing critical resources such as time and money. Disciplinary sanctions from misconduct can not only alter these plans, but evidence of these matters can remain on your student records and transcripts. Those seeking to transfer to a different school or enter a graduate school program could encounter problems with admittance.

Attorney's Role in Hearings

Prior to your hearing, your lawyer will work with you on key elements of preparation. You should be comfortable responding to the questions that you will likely encounter. Your opening and closing statements should be highly effective and delivered with confidence. Evidence and/or expert testimony that supports your defense may be presented. Based on the specific institution, you may be able to cross-examine witnesses in certain cases. Your lawyer may also conduct negotiations with administrative personnel during the process to potentially reach some favorable settlement or minimize the severity of sanctions. Overall, you will have excellent guidance, support, and a proactive defense strategy.

Considering an Appeal?

Within the college or university guidelines, there will be some written policies relating to your right to an appeal. Far too often, students decline to seek legal representation when they are first accused of wrongdoing. If an adverse ruling has been made, your lawyer may help you in creating a document that clearly justifies an appeal. It is critical to move rapidly in these instances because many institutions impose a deadline for filing an appeal that may be only a few days!

Attorney Defends Students in Title IX Hearings in Oklahoma

Joseph D. Lento and the Lento Law Firm have many years of experience in student disciplinary defense, such as those involving Title IX. This legal assistance will aggressively challenge accusations and ensure you are treated fairly. You may have a limited time to formulate your defense; therefore, contact the office today at (888) 535-3686 for a consultation.

  • Bacone College
  • Brown Mackie College Tulsa
  • Cameron University
  • Career Point College
  • Carl Albert State College
  • Connors State College
  • DeVry University Oklahoma
  • East Central University
  • Eastern Oklahoma State College
  • Family of Faith College
  • Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College
  • ITT Technical Institute Oklahoma City
  • ITT Technical Institute Tulsa
  • Langston University
  • Mid America Christian University
  • Murray State College
  • National American University Tulsa
  • Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College
  • Northeastern State University
  • Northern Oklahoma College
  • Northwestern Oklahoma State University
  • Oklahoma Baptist University
  • Oklahoma Christian University
  • Oklahoma City Community College
  • Oklahoma City University
  • Oklahoma Panhandle State University
  • Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology Okmulgee
  • Oklahoma State University Main Campus
  • Oklahoma State University Oklahoma City
  • Oklahoma Wesleyan University
  • Oral Roberts University
  • Redlands Community College
  • Rogers State University
  • Rose State College
  • Saint Gregorys University
  • Seminole State College
  • Southeastern Oklahoma State University
  • Southern Nazarene University
  • Southwestern Christian University
  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University
  • Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology
  • Tulsa Community College
  • University of Central Oklahoma
  • University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
  • University of Phoenix Oklahoma City Campus
  • University of Phoenix Tulsa Campus
  • University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
  • University of Tulsa
  • Vatterott College Tulsa
  • Western Oklahoma State College

Winning a Title IX hearing can mean the difference between achieving one's academic and professional goals or having these goals upended.  When accused of sexual misconduct, it is critical to not take the matter lightly and to instead vigorously defend against the allegations.  Title IX cases can be won, and Joseph D. Lento has a decade of experience passionately fighting for the future of his clients at colleges and universities throughout the nation and winning. 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 Oklahoma 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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