What should a student athlete in Alaska do when facing a disciplinary violation or administrative issue at their college or university or with the NCAA? VIDEO

Student athletes in Alaska are uniquely situated at their college, university or high school. Student athletes put their blood, sweat, and tears into their sport and their academics and that is why it is troubling when they are treated unfairly or do not have independent support when facing a disciplinary violation such as academic misconduct or Title IX, sexual misconduct, or an administrative issue with their school, conference or a sports governing body.

Coaches, athletic directors, and NCAA administrators, for example, often do what's in the programs or their best interests and not what's in the student athletes best interest. Student athletes must have an experienced attorney advocate guide them when a disciplinary or compliance issue arises and the student athlete faces an investigation or administrative proceedings at their Alaska school or a sports governing body.

Issues unique to student athletes can include sports-related dismissals and suspensions, inappropriate or abusive behavior by coaches, eligibility, hardship, and scholarship issues, transfer disputes, NCAA administrative appeals and issues related to injuries, concussions and sports litigation. You must take the necessary precautions before discussing any issues or concerns with your school or administrators. You must also understand your rights and responsibilities. An experienced attorney advisor will level the playing field and they should be in your corner from as early as possible in the process.

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

  • Alaska Bible College
  • Alaska Pacific University
  • Charter College Anchorage
  • Ilisagvik College
  • Prince William Sound Community College
  • University of Alaska Anchorage
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • University of Alaska Southeast

Alaska high schools where Joseph D. Lento can help as your student athlete's advisor during investigations, hearings and appeals include, but are not limited to, the following school districts:

A

  • Alaska Gateway School District
  • Aleutian Region School District
  • Aleutians East Borough School District
  • Anchorage School District, Alaska
  • Annette Island School District

B

  • Bering Strait School District
  • Bristol Bay Borough School District

C

  • Chatham School District
  • Chugach School District
  • Copper River School District
  • Cordova School District
  • Craig City School District

D

  • Delta/Greely School District
  • Denali Borough School District
  • Dillingham City School District

F

  • Fairbanks North Star Borough School District

G

  • Galena City School District

H

  • Haines Borough School District
  • Hoonah City School District
  • Hydaburg City School District

I

  • Iditarod Area School District

J

  • Juneau School District

K

  • Kake City School District
  • Kashunamiut School District
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District
  • Klawock City School District
  • Kodiak Island Borough School District
  • Kuspuk School District

L

  • Lake and Peninsula School District
  • Lower Kuskokwim School District
  • Lower Yukon School District

M

  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District

N

  • Nenana City School District
  • Nome Public Schools
  • North Slope Borough School District
  • Northwest Arctic Borough School District

P

  • Pelican City School District
  • Petersburg City School District
  • Pribilof School District

S

  • Saint Mary's School District
  • Sitka Borough School District
  • Skagway City School District
  • Southeast Island School District
  • Southwest Region School District

T

  • Tanana School District

U

  • Unalaska City School District

V

  • Valdez City School District

W

  • Wrangell Public School District

Y

  • Yakutat School District
  • Yukon Flats School District
  • Yukon-Koyukuk School District
  • Yupiit School District

Student athletes at Alaska schools have more to lose when facing disciplinary or administrative proceedings at their school or with a sport governing body such as the NCAA.   Student athletes' academics, eligibility to play, scholarships, and future professional sports opportunities can all be negatively affected by a school's or the NCAA's actions.  That is why it is critical to address any school or sport-related issue or concern affecting student athletes as best as possible and Joseph D. Lento and the Lento Law Firm have unparalleled experience passionately fighting for the future of their student athlete clients at colleges, universities, and high schools in Alaska and throughout the nation.

Attorney Joseph D. Lento does not settle for a participation trophy - He fights to win.  He also prioritizes the needs and well-being of the student athletes he represents, with an eye towards the unique circumstances of student athletes which must be carefully considered in addressing and resolving school and administrative body issues and concerns.

Joseph D. Lento is a licensed attorney in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, is admitted as an attorney pro hac vice in state and federal court if needed when representing clients nationwide, and serves as an advisor for student athletes facing disciplinary and administrative cases in Alaska and throughout the nation.  Make certain your or your student athlete's rights and interests are protected – Contact National Student Athlete Attorney Joseph D. Lento today at 888-535-3686 for help.

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