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

If your child is facing a Title IX case at the high school in North Carolina, 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. It will take a dedicated effort for an accused student to be found not responsible.

The Title IX Final Rule will allow a high school to address and adjudicate a case through either an investigation or a live hearing model. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages. You need to be mindful of that and you need to respond accordingly. You need to familiarize yourself with the school's policies in this regard. You need to mount the strongest possible defense during the course of the case.

It is a high stakes and an evolved process and every step 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 North Carolina. They should be involved from as early as possible in the process, that will work towards a fair process and a favorable outcome.

North Carolina 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:


  • Alamance-Burlington Schools
  • Alexander County Schools
  • Alleghany County Schools
  • Anson County Schools
  • Ashe County Schools
  • Asheboro City Schools
  • Asheville City Schools
  • Avery County Schools


  • Beaufort County Schools
  • Bertie County Schools
  • Bladen County Schools
  • Brunswick County Schools
  • Buncombe County Schools
  • Burke County Schools


  • Cabarrus County Schools
  • Caldwell County Schools
  • Camden County Schools
  • Carteret County Public Schools
  • Caswell County Schools
  • Catawba County Schools
  • Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
  • Chatham County Schools
  • Cherokee County Schools
  • Clay County Schools
  • Cleveland County Schools
  • Clinton City Schools
  • Columbus County Schools
  • Craven County Schools
  • Cumberland County Schools
  • Currituck County Schools


  • Dare County Schools
  • Davie County Schools
  • Duplin County Schools
  • Durham Public Schools


  • Edenton-Chowan Schools
  • Edgecombe County Schools
  • Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Schools
  • Elkin City Schools


  • Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools
  • Franklin County Schools


  • Gaston County Schools
  • Gates County Schools
  • Graham County Schools
  • Granville County Schools
  • Greene County Schools
  • Guilford County Schools


  • Halifax County Schools
  • Harnett County Schools
  • Haywood County Schools
  • Henderson County Schools
  • Hertford County Schools
  • Hickory City Schools
  • Hoke County Schools
  • Hyde County Schools


  • Iredell-Statesville Schools


  • Jackson County Schools
  • Johnston County Schools
  • Jones County Schools


  • Kannapolis City Schools


  • Lee County Schools
  • Lenoir County Public Schools
  • Lexington City Schools
  • Lincoln County Schools


  • Macon County Schools
  • Madison County Schools
  • Martin County Schools
  • McDowell County Schools
  • Mitchell County Schools
  • Montgomery County Schools
  • Moore County Schools
  • Mooresville Graded Public School District
  • Mount Airy City Schools


  • Nash-Rocky Mount Schools
  • New Hanover County Schools
  • Newton-Conover City Schools
  • Northampton County Schools


  • Onslow County Schools
  • Orange County Schools


  • Pamlico County Schools
  • Pender County Schools
  • Perquimans County Schools
  • Person County Schools
  • Pitt County Schools
  • Polk County Schools


  • Randolph County Schools
  • Richmond County Schools
  • Roanoke Rapids Graded School District
  • Robeson County Schools
  • Rockingham County Schools
  • Rowan-Salisbury Schools
  • Rutherford County Schools


  • Sampson County Schools
  • Scotland County Schools
  • Stanly County Schools
  • Stokes County Schools
  • Surry County Schools
  • Swain County Schools


  • Thomasville City Schools
  • Transylvania County Schools
  • Tyrrell County Schools


  • Union County Public Schools


  • Vance County Schools


  • Wake County Public School System
  • Warren County Schools
  • Washington County Schools
  • Watauga County Schools
  • Wayne County Public Schools
  • Weldon City Schools
  • Whiteville City Schools
  • Wilkes County Schools
  • Wilson County Schools


  • Yadkin County Schools
  • Yancey County Schools

It is critical to make certain the Title IX investigation at your child's North Carolina 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 North Carolina 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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