The best time to hire a Title IX lawyer is at the start of the case. As soon as you have a concern that there may be a Title IX charge or case or as soon as you're notified from your school that you're under investigation, you should have an attorney involved in the process. Too much is at stake. Schools are unfortunately in a rush to judgment and do not have an accused student's rights and interests in mind. An experienced attorney needs to be involved in the case from the start.