An Attorney’s Role in a Title IX Case

April 23, 2020

By Keffer Hirschauer LLP

An Attorney’s Role in a Title IX Case

Title IX cases are some of the most complex you can encounter. There are government-aided guidelines, yet federally funded universities have discretion on how to take action in cases involving sexual misconduct, discrimination, and harassment based on gender.

Because of this, there are issues that you may encounter if you find yourself being accused of a Title IX violation at any educational institution in Indiana. These types of cases are most effectively handled with the help of an experienced lawyer who can help you throughout the process.

Understanding of Title IX Laws and Guidelines

The laws can be challenging to understand on your own, making a lawyer with experience in these types of cases vital to your defense. Make sure you choose an attorney who not only knows the laws and guidelines, but continues his or her education on these items to maintain the ability to effectively defend against them.

With a strong understanding of the laws and procedures, a lawyer can help you investigate the matter and collect necessary evidence to defend you. This knowledge can also help you understand the potential penalties you may face as a result of the accusations.

Providing Focused and Fair Representation

In some Title IX cases, the school or university may try to appoint an “advisor” to your case. You don’t have to settle for someone who is hand-picked by the school—the very institution accusing you of violations.

When you hire a lawyer, you are getting objective assistance from someone who doesn’t have any connection with the school. This can give you peace of mind knowing they have the ability to guide you through every step of the process with your rights in mind.

If you are accused of a Title IX violation, don’t panic, but do act quickly. Many of these cases are completed within the first two months following the accusation. It’s vital to get an Indiana Title IX defense lawyer on your side quickly.

Our team at Keffer Hirschauer LLP has significant experience in these matters. We’ll work with you to uncover the facts of the situation and defend your livelihood from unjust accusations.

To speak with an attorney, call us at (317) 857-0160 today.