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

If your child is facing a Title IX case at their high school in New Mexico, you need to take the necessary precautions before you engage with the school in any capacity. Too much is at stake. You need to understand that although the Title IX Final Rule allows for a more structured and equitable process, you cannot assume that it will be a fair process. You need to understand that it will take a dedicated effort for an accused student to be found not responsible.

The Title IX Final Rule will allow for a high school to address an adjudicate the case either through an investigation or live hearing model, and each has its own disadvantages and advantages. You need to familiarize yourself with the school's policies in this regard, and you need to respond accordingly.

The strongest possible defense would need to be presented through the course of the process. It's a high stakes and an involved process. 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 New Mexico and they should be involved as early as possible in the process to work towards trying to ensure a fair process and a favorable outcome.

New Mexico 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:


  • Alamogordo Public Schools
  • Albuquerque Public Schools
  • Animas Public Schools
  • Artesia Public Schools
  • Aztec Municipal Schools


  • Belen Consolidated Schools
  • Bernalillo Public Schools
  • Bloomfield Schools


  • Capitan Municipal Schools
  • Carlsbad Municipal Schools
  • Carrizozo Municipal Schools
  • Central Consolidated Schools
  • Chama Valley Schools
  • Cimarron Public Schools
  • Clayton Municipal Schools
  • Cloudcroft Municipal Schools
  • Clovis Municipal Schools
  • Cobre Consolidated Schools
  • Corona Public Schools
  • Cuba Independent Schools


  • Deming Public Schools
  • Des Moines Municipal Schools
  • Dexter Consolidated Schools
  • Dora Consolidated Schools
  • Dulce Independent Schools


  • Elida Municipal Schools
  • Espanola Public Schools
  • Estancia Municipal Schools
  • Eunice Public Schools


  • Farmington Municipal Schools
  • Floyd Municipal Schools
  • Fort Sumner Municipal Schools


  • Gadsden Independent Schools
  • Gallup-McKinley County Schools
  • Grady Municipal Schools
  • Grants-Cibola County Schools


  • Hagerman Municipal Schools
  • Hatch Valley Public Schools
  • Hobbs Municipal Schools
  • Hondo Valley Public Schools
  • House Municipal Schools


  • Jal Public Schools
  • Jemez Mountain Public Schools
  • Jemez Valley Public Schools


  • Lake Arthur Municipal Schools
  • Las Cruces Public Schools
  • Las Vegas City Public Schools
  • Logan Municipal Schools
  • Lordsburg Municipal Schools
  • Los Alamos Public Schools
  • Los Lunas Public Schools
  • Loving Municipal Schools
  • Lovington Public Schools


  • Magdalena Municipal Schools
  • Maxwell Municipal Schools
  • Melrose Public Schools
  • Mesa Vista Consolidated Schools
  • Mora Independent Schools
  • Moriarty Municipal Schools
  • Mosquero Municipal Schools
  • Mountainair Public Schools


  • Pecos Independent Schools
  • Peñasco Independent Schools
  • Pojoaque Valley Public Schools
  • Portales Municipal Schools


  • Quemado Independent Schools
  • Questa Independent Schools


  • Raton Public Schools
  • Reserve Independent Schools
  • Rio Rancho Public Schools
  • Roswell Independent Schools
  • Roy Municipal Schools
  • Ruidoso Municipal Schools


  • San Jon Municipal Schools
  • Santa Fe Public Schools
  •  Santa Rosa Consolidated Schools
  • Silver Consolidated Schools
  • Socorro Consolidated Schools
  • Springer Municipal Schools


  • Taos Municipal Schools
  • Tatum Municipal Schools
  • Texico Municipal Schools
  • Truth or Consequences Municipal Schools
  • Tucumcari Public Schools
  • Tularosa Municipal Schools


  • Vaughn Municipal Schools


  • Wagon Mound Public Schools
  • West Las Vegas Public Schools


  • Zuni Public Schools

It is critical to make certain the Title IX investigation at your child's New Mexico 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 New Mexico 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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If you, or your student, are facing any kind of disciplinary action, or other negative academic sanction, and are having feelings of uncertainty and anxiety for what the future may hold, contact the Lento Law Firm today, and let us help secure your academic career.

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