Representing North Carolina College Students With Disciplinary Hearing Matters

In 2013, the law changed to allow university and college students in North Carolina to formally retain an attorney to represent them in nonacademic disciplinary proceedings.

Specifically, an attorney is allowed to assist with violations of the Student Code of Conduct. Although these are not formal criminal proceedings, there may be criminal charges associated as well.

Assistance For Students Attending Colleges All Across The State Of North Carolina

At Nielsen Legal in Waynesville, we are proud to provide assistance to university students all across the state. We have assisted those attending:

  • Western Carolina University
  • The University of North Carolina Asheville
  • Haywood Community College
  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical College
  • Blue Ridge Community College
  • UNCA
  • WCU
  • ABTech
  • Haywood Community College
  • Blue Ridge Community College

How Our Attorneys Can Help You

We understand how many young students can quickly become overwhelmed in the face of campus judicial proceedings.

Preparation and offering advice on how to best present the case, evidence, conduct cross-examination of witnesses and drafting questions are all part of creating a winning defense.

Our Representation

Our representation encompasses the following:

  • Consultations with a student during a hearing
  • Suggestions regarding questions for the student to ask
  • Assistance with clarifying a student's response to questions
  • Questioning witnesses in accordance with the hearing guidelines as outline in the Student Code of Conduct
  • Assistance with preparing a statement to present at the hearing

Please Call Our Office. Free Consults. 828-564-1321.

The role of a lawyer in these proceedings is significant. If you are facing a disciplinary proceeding or are the parent of a loved one facing violations of the Student Code of Conduct, contact our office to schedule an appointment.

We can talk with you in greater detail about your situation and the process.