If your child is facing a Title IX case at their high school in Maryland, you need to take the necessary precautions before you engage with the school in any capacity, too much is at stake. Although the Title IX Final Rule allows for a more structured and arguably equitable process in previous guidance, you cannot assume it will be a fair process. It will require a dedicated effort for an accused student to be found not responsible.
The Title IX Final Rule also will allow a high school to address and adjudicate a case, either through an investigation or a live hearing model. Each has its own pros and cons so you need to be mindful of those considerations. You need to be familiar with the school's policies in that regard as to how the case will be addressed and adjudicated. It is a high stakes and an involved process each step through the process needs to be calculated.
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 Maryland. They should be involved from as early as possible in the process to help protect an accused student's rights and interest and to work towards a favorable outcome.
Maryland high schools where Joseph D. Lento can help as your child's Title IX advisor during investigations, hearings and appeals include, but are not limited to, the following school districts: