Education Discipline & University Conduct Appeals

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Many conflicts arise on school grounds and among students—bullying, harassment, hazing, sexual assault, and stalking. Some of these crimes can even occur through the web and on social media outlets, allowing for a more passive form of harassment that can be just as damaging, if not more. What happens, then, if the school itself is responsible for causing harm to the student?

I am th e founding attorney of Johanson Law Group, Inc. I am committed to protecting the civil rights of all, especially of our students. With such a vast number of university students in the Edmonds area, I know how important it is to have reliable legal counsel. I am on your side--get in touch with me today!

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Appealing University Conduct

A student or organization who has violated the university's code of conduct may be liable for punishments or sanctions under the code. The university will then make a decision and appropriate the penalties based on the situation. The most common cases may involve sexual assault, harassment, domestic violence, assault, or sexual assault, although can extend to other types of offenses.

As an Edmonds civil litigation attorney, I can represent you if you wish to appeal the university board's decision or have an appeal against the conduct of the university.

Appeals may require the following information:

  • Demonstrate that there were errors made during the initial hearing
  • The errors during the hearing had an impact on the outcome of the decision
  • The sanctions were incongruent with the type of charges involved
  • Errors in interpreting the policy caused the hearing to be unfair to the parties involved
  • Evidence not initially available during the hearing may have had a negative impact on the outcome

A Dedicated & Reliable Advocate Dedicate

As a former prosecutor, I, Attorney Jim Johanson, am familiar with the various aspects of the law. You want to have a fierce advocate by your side who not only has the experience but the knowledge of how to handle university conduct and board appeals. I currently hold membership in the Washington State Association for Justice and have fostered excellent relationships with local judges and bar members.

With over 20 years of experience as an Edmonds civil litigation lawyer, I possess the skills and extensive experience to handle your case. Contact Johanson Law Group, Inc.