What should I do if my child is facing a Title IX case at their high school in Alabama? VIDEO

If your child is facing a Title IX case at their high school in Alabama, you need to take the necessary precautions before you engage with the school in any capacity. You'll also have to understand the school's policies as to how the case would be addressed and adjudicated. Although the Title IX Final Rule allows for a more structured and arguably equitable process, it will still require a dedicated approach for an accused student to be found not responsible. The Title IX Final Rule also will allow for either an investigation or a hearing model to adjudicate the case, so you need to be mindful of that. Every step along the way needs to be calculated because it is an involved process and a lot is at stake. An experienced attorney advisor will be your son or daughter's best ally if they're facing a Title IX case at their high school in Alabama and should be involved as early as possible in the process.

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

A

  • Alabama Department of Youth Services Schools
  • Alabama School of Fine Arts
  • Albertville City Schools
  • Alexander City Schools
  • Andalusia City Schools
  • Anniston City Schools
  • Arab City Schools
  • Athens City Schools
  • Attalla City School System
  • Auburn City Schools
  • Autauga County School System

B

  • Baldwin County Public Schools
  • Barbour County School District
  • Bessemer City Schools
  • Bibb County School District
  • Birmingham City Schools
  • Blount County School District
  • Boaz City School District
  • Brewton City Schools
  • Bullock County School District
  • Butler County Schools

C

  • Calhoun County Schools
  • Chambers County School District
  • Cherokee County Schools
  • Chilton County School District
  • Choctaw County School District
  • Clarke County Schools
  • Clay County School District
  • Cleburne County School District
  • Coffee County School District
  • Colbert County Schools
  • Conecuh County School District
  • Coosa County School District
  • Covington County Board Of Education
  • Crenshaw County School District
  • Cullman City Schools
  • Cullman County Schools

D

  • Dale County School District
  • Daleville City School District
  • Dallas County School System
  • Decatur City Schools
  • DeKalb County School System
  • Demopolis City School District
  • Dothan City Schools

E

  • Elba City Schools
  • Elmore County Public Schools
  • Enterprise City Schools
  • Escambia County School District
  • Etowah County School System
  • Eufaula City Schools

F

  • Fairfield City Schools
  • Fayette County Schools
  • Florence City Schools
  • Fort Payne City Schools
  • Franklin County School District

G

  • Gadsden City Schools
  • Geneva City School District
  • Geneva County School District
  • Greene County School District
  • Guntersville City School District

H

  • Hale County Schools
  • Haleyville City Schools
  • Hartselle City School District
  • Henry County School District
  • Homewood City School District
  • Hoover City Schools
  • Houston County Schools
  • Huntsville City Schools

J

  • Jackson County School District
  • Jacksonville City Schools
  • Jasper City Schools
  • Jefferson County Schools

L

  • Lamar County School District
  • Lanett City School District
  • Lauderdale County Schools
  • Lawrence County Schools
  • Lee County Schools
  • Leeds City School District
  • Limestone County School District
  • Linden City Schools
  • Lowndes County School District

M

  • Macon County School District
  • Madison City Schools
  • Madison County Schools
  • Marengo County School District
  • Marion County Schools
  • Marshall County School System
  • Midfield City School District
  • Mobile County Public Schools
  • Monroe County School District
  • Montgomery Public Schools
  • Morgan County Schools
  • Mountain Brook City Schools
  • Muscle Shoals City School District

O

  • Oneonta City School District
  • Opelika City Schools
  • Opp City School District
  • Oxford City Schools
  • Ozark City Schools

P

  • Pell City School District
  • Perry County School District
  • Phenix City Public Schools
  • Pickens County School District
  • Piedmont City School District
  • Pike County Schools

R

  • Randolph County School District
  • Roanoke City Schools
  • Russell County School District
  •  Russellville City Schools

S

  • Saint Clair County Schools
  • Sarahland Board of Education
  • Scottsboro City School District
  • Selma City School District
  • Sheffield City Schools
  • Shelby County Schools
  • Sumter County School District
  • Sylacauga City Schools

T

  • Talladega City School District
  • Talladega County Schools
  • Tallapoosa County Schools
  • Tallassee City School District
  • Tarrant City Schools
  • Thomasville City Schools
  • Troy City School District
  • Trussville City Schools
  • Tuscaloosa City Schools
  • Tuscaloosa County School System
  • Tuscumbia City Schools

V

  • Vestavia Hills City Schools

W

  • Walker County Board of Education
  • Washington County School District
  • Wilcox County School District
  • Winfield City Schools
  • Winston County School System

It is critical to make certain the Title IX investigation at your child's Alabama high school is handled properly and that the accused student's interests and rights are protected from as early as possible during the sexual misconduct investigative process.  One major reason is because even at high schools where a finding of responsibility for sexual misconduct charges is made at a hearing, the investigation will set the stage for what the hearing panel is provided prior to a hearing (and what the hearing panel will in large part rely on at a hearing), and at high schools where the finding of responsibility is made solely through the investigative process, what takes place during the investigation itself will determine whether the accused student is found responsible or not responsible for Title IX charges.

Unfortunately, some parents make the mistake of not taking the necessary precautions as soon as possible when accused of sexual misconduct.  Some people will mistakenly believe that if they "just explain what happened," their school will be fair and impartial and will arrive at the truth.  In a perfect world this may be the case, but in a perfect world, sexual misconduct allegations and Title IX charges would not exist.

Fighting passionately for the future of his clients at schools throughout the nation for many years, Joseph D. Lento knows how important it is to mount the strongest defense because he understands that an accused high school student's academic future is on the line. He does not settle for the easiest outcome, and instead prioritizes his clients' needs and well-being. Joseph Lento is a licensed attorney in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, 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 a Title IX attorney advisor to high school students facing sexual misconduct investigations and disciplinary cases in Alabama and throughout the nation. Make certain your or your student's interests are protected - Contact National High School Title IX Attorney Joseph D. Lento today at 888-535-3686.

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