Title IX Advisor for Hearings in Maryland

Facing Title IX allegations for sexual misconduct in college can be a life-altering experience. Even if you are found not to have violated your school's code of conduct, the investigation and hearing process can be traumatizing and incredibly stressful. Having a Title IX advisor at your side throughout the ordeal can make a huge difference in your case if you have been accused of violating Title IX in Maryland. With attorney Joseph D. Lento's help, you can get the representation you need to successfully defend against a sexual misconduct allegation.

Before the Title IX Hearing: Amassing Evidence and Preparing Your Case

The time in between the accusation that you violated Title IX by committing an act of sexual misconduct like harassment, stalking, or rape, and the date of the Title IX hearing, you will need to amass the evidence available in your defense and prepare for the hearing, itself. On your own, this can be overwhelming and stressful, in large part because you will have never done it, before.

As a Title IX advisor, Joseph D. Lento can help accused students in a huge variety of ways, including:

  • Determining the best case strategy, given the unique details of your situation
  • Discovering, reviewing, and submitting the most effective evidence
  • Preparing the presentation of the evidence
  • Crafting opening and closing statements
  • Coaching accused students by predicting what questions they will be asked during the hearing and how to best respond to them, as well as coaching a student's demeanor and conviction
  • Schedule expert witnesses for your hearing
  • Provide emotional and psychological support in this trying time

During the Hearing: Presenting Your Case

While talking to a Title IX hearing advisor is a key part of the preparation process, having Joseph D. Lento at your side during the hearing itself is where the outcome can really change.

At the hearing, attorney Lento can deliver the opening and closing statements, question witnesses, conduct cross-examination, and rebut the arguments made against you by the complainant and the school's officers. The difference between having the legal representation of a Title IX hearing advisor and going through the hearing process on your own cannot be understated. Title IX hearings are often designed to protect the interests of the school, not the due process rights of the accused student. Bringing a lawyer with you to the hearing can change the tone of the procedure immensely.

After the Hearing: Appealing an Adverse Decision

If the hearing does not go your way, the insight and experience that a Title IX advisor brings to the table can make a major difference in the appeals process. Attorney Lento knows what to look for during the hearing process to ensure that the investigation and determination of a case were fair, unbiased, and equitable. If there are any red flags, they can be grounds for an appeal of an adverse outcome.

Contact Joseph D. Lento: Maryland's Title IX Advisor

If you have been accused of violating Title IX in Maryland, reach out to Joseph D. Lento by contacting him online or by calling his law firm at (888) 535-3686.

Maryland colleges and universities where Joseph D. Lento can help as your or your student's Title IX advisor during hearings, in addition to investigations and appeals, include, but are not limited to, the following schools:

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 Title IX disciplinary cases in Maryland 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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