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TEMPERANCE LEGAL GROUP, PLLC

Your Leader for Title IX in Michigan

Expertise Matters

With over 19 years of experience and a network that has a wide range including social networks, financial experts, accountants and other professionals Temperance Legal Group has the qualities that you need to be covered in whatever situation you are facing.

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There is no cost for an initial consultation.

Appointments can be arranged at a place that is convenient and comfortable for you, whether that is your home, your office, a local coffee shop, the hospital, or even your front porch.   I recognize that meeting in a familiar place can make all the difference in the world.

Sexual Assault

If you or your child have been sexually harassed or sexually assaulted at school or even off school grounds, you or your child have rights to protection and support.

Your school or your child’s school is mandated by federal and state law to offer these protections. In many cases, they don’t. In many cases, they punish or reprimand the victims.

These mandated protections apply to any school that receives federal money, from Kindergarten all the way to college and graduate school.

If you have been a victim of any type of sex-based abuse in your school, and your school is not offering the support and protection you need, we can help.

There is no cost to you for a consultation, and in most cases, no cost if we represent you.

You do not have to walk through this alone. Let us help you.

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Title IX

Sexual assault is, sadly, far too common in our schools, including elementary through post-graduate programs​. A federal law called Title IX should protect ​students from sexual harassment and assault,

Sexual Assault in Schools

Learn about K-12+ rights at Stop Sexual Assault in Schools, a one-stop resource.

LGBT Community

2015 was a historical year in civil rights, especially in the LGBTQ community.  Same-sex marriage became legal in all 50 states, and transgender individuals are featured on major television shows and in the news.

I was a senior in high school when another boy that I thought was my friend raped me on school grounds.   He was a star football player, so it was hard because the community rallied around him.  Even after he went to prison, many people in the community didn’t believe me—they thought I ruined his football career.  My school did nothing to help me, and I barely graduated.  I ended up doing most of my senior year schoolwork on my own.   I missed all the things you do in your senior year like senior prom and cheerleading.    The principal of my school never even checked on me even though she knew I went to the hospital the day that it happened.  My school never told me about Title IX and all the things that I was entitled to such as counseling, academic support, and accommodations.  I became depressed and withdrawn.

I never planned to do anything about what happened to me because I didn’t know I had any options.   Then I saw Karen interviewed on TV talking about Title IX and helping other kids like me.  So, I called her.

Karen explained that what had happened to me after I was assaulted was illegal, and that I was entitled to all kinds of help from my school that I didn’t get.  She explained everything to me in a way that I could easily understand, and she was always available to me whenever I had questions, or I was feeling scared.   No matter what, she always had my back.   She is always calm, never gets rattled, and I always knew she was on top of it.   She believed in me.

If you have been assaulted, and you are afraid to tell, or you don’t know what to do, Karen will explain your rights to you in a way that you can understand.  She will assure you that it is not your fault, she will be by your side every step of the way, and you will feel like you are her only client—even though she has lots of other children she represents.    She is never too busy to talk to you.    Karen opened doors for me that I never imagined.  She even took me to Washington DC to do advocacy work for survivors of sexual assault.

Karen is a wonderful attorney that cares about her clients. 

A.P.

TEMPERANCE LEGAL GROUP

Your Leader for Title IX in Michigan
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