Where We Can Help – Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is home to nearly 600,000 college students and a vast number of colleges and universities, including Penn State, Temple University, West Chester University, the University of Pittsburgh, and the Ivy League University of Pennsylvania.

When it comes to student disciplinary matters, many colleges and universities welcome the presence of an attorney on behalf of the accused student during disciplinary proceedings and at disciplinary hearings. Some schools prefer to keep proceedings and hearings between the accused student and university personnel, however, an attorney's assistance behind the scenes can greatly help students in these matters.

One thing shared by all Pennsylvania colleges and universities is the seriousness of their disciplinary proceedings. Most schools will initiate disciplinary proceedings against a student within mere days following an incident, giving students and parents little time to prepare themselves, or even the chance to realize what the consequences will be in the event of an unfavorable outcome.

If you or your student is facing disciplinary action from a Pennsylvania college or university, an attorney can strongly influence the outcome of any disciplinary hearings or appeals. You will want an attorney that has experience in handling code of conduct disciplinary charges, Title IX sexual misconduct offenses offenses, and academic misconduct charges, depending on the nature of your case. Many deadlines for hearings and appeals are only a matter of days, so time is short to get the help you need. There is no reason you or your student's future should be jeopardized because of a misunderstanding or an honest mistake. Don't hesitate!  Contact Attorney Joseph D. Lento today!

Are you a student or the parent of a student at a Pennsylvania college or university facing a school-related issue?  Attorney Joseph D. Lento can help.  Click on the following links as applicable for more information:

Joseph D. Lento has helped many students and others in academia in Pennsylvania protect their academic and professional future.  Contact him today at 888-535-3686.

The Sidebar list (to the right) provides specific information as to the respective Pennsylvania schools' Code of Conduct disciplinary procedures, and the following link provides information regarding how individual Pennsylvania schools handle allegations of Title IX sexual misconduct against students:

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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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