I am a tenured professor in San Diego. A student had made false allegations against me. How can I find the right

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Customer: I am a tenured professor in San Diego. A student had made false allegations against me. How can I find the right attorney to help me?
JA: Have you talked to a CA lawyer about this?
Customer: No
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Answered by Elizabeth in 1 min 3 months ago
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Welcome and thank you for using Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I'm the attorney who will be assisting with your legal question. So I can best help, what kind of allegations have they made?

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Just a minute, I'll copy and paste from the email I received today from our Title IX office...
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34;... we received information about a sexual relationship you had with a now former student, potential conflicts of interest involving employment of the former student, and concerns about certain of your teaching practices."
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Elizabeth, Expert

I'm very sorry! If the allegations are untrue, the student could be pursued for defamation.

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Thanks.
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Should I speak with an attorney before the Title IX investigation?
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The investigation is not yet a legal issue requiring a lawyer. If they do interviews etc, you could request to have one present though.

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Thanks. How do I find the right lawyer to represent me? Do I need to wait and see what happens with the investigation first?
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You would likely want to, so that you have an idea of their case. http://www.avvo.com is excellent.

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Thanks so much for your advice. One more question, if you don't mind: if/when I look for a lawyer, what speciality should I look for?
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Civil defense.

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I really appreciate your time and advice.
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You're very welcome.

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