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Can you apply for a Florida teaching certification with a criminal conviction? A lawyer discusses.

's Profile Image As a Florida educator defense attorney, I help teachers and administrators defend against actions taken by the Florida Department of Education against their teaching certificates. I fight to make sure my clients do not get suspended or worse. I also… Read More

Facing a Title IX allegation? Should you meet with investigators? A Title IX defense lawyer answers.

's Profile Image As a college disciplinary student defense attorney, I counsel and assist students who have been accused of a Title IX violation. A question that always comes up is, should I speak to the school’s investigator? I do not believe that there is one app… Read More

Accused of looking at another students paper? A student defense attorney discusses.

's Profile Image As a college disciplinary student defense attorney, I have had the opportunity to review many different college and university codes of conduct. Although there are many different forms of academic misconduct, one of the strangest and hardest charges… Read More

Need to appeal a college disciplinary sanction? The “Evidence Does Not Support The Finding” student appeal category explained.

's Profile Image What is a student disciplinary appeal? A college disciplinary appeal is a student’s last chance at reversing a finding of responsibility from a hearing. Appealing the decision gives the student an opportunity to have another staff member review the… Read More

Need to appeal a college disciplinary sanction? The “New Evidence” student appeal category explained.

's Profile Image What is a student disciplinary appeal? A college disciplinary appeal is a student’s last chance at reversing a finding of responsibility from a hearing. Appealing the decision gives the student an opportunity to have another staff member review the… Read More

Are you a school employee accused of failing to report abuse? Defense tips from a lawyer.

's Profile Image School employees face challenges every day. They work with students and build trusting relationships with them. There may be times that teachers or administrators suspect a child is being abused. There is an outlined process for reporting abuse and n… Read More

Accused of an academic integrity violation? Defense tips from a lawyer for students.

's Profile Image What is considered an academic integrity violation? Universities have different categories of academic integrity violations. The most common types include: Cheating Plagiarism Unauthorized Collaboration What should I do if accused of academic dishone… Read More

Accused of helping students on an FSA or EOC test? Tips from a defense attorney for teachers.

's Profile Image Florida standardized tests like the FSA or EOC are most often proctored by teachers. What should a teacher do if they were accused of test administration misconduct? Read on for tips from a defense lawyer for teachers. What are some types of test adm… Read More

Accused of having someone do your coursework? An attorney for students discusses.

's Profile Image With the growth of online college courses, some students have turned to taking short cuts by using tutors to complete assignments, papers, or other coursework. A student shares their login information with the tutor and then this other person logs in… Read More

Accused of unauthorized collaboration on a lab? Tips from a defense attorney for students.

's Profile Image What is Unauthorized Collaboration? Many schools define unauthorized collaboration as working with another student, or any other person, to complete an assignment without the express permission of the professor. Unauthorized collaboration can apply t… Read More

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