Dinsmore Announces Title IX Group

April 24, 2017News Releases

Six attorneys from Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP attended the Civil Rights Investigator and Certification training with the Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA). ATIXA is a professional association for high school and college Title IX coordinators and administrators interested in effectively implementing Title IX best practices on their campuses.

The Dinsmore attorneys certified as investigators include Michael W. Hawkins, Mindy Barfield, Theresa Lloyd, Elizabeth Stegeman, Elizabeth Younger, and Pamela Enck, members of the new Title IX group within the firm. Collectively, these attorneys have extensive experience representing colleges and universities and conducting Title IX audits and investigations.

Title IX has proved to be a powerful tool in helping advance gender equity in schools. Since 2011, when the Department of Education issued a pivotal “Dear Colleague Letter,” the number of cases involving Title IX issues has risen drastically. There are currently over 325 open investigations on college campuses across the country. Dinsmore’s new Title IX group aims to provide Title IX compliance and investigation training opportunities, as well as campus policy audits and investigative services for colleges, universities, and school districts across the Ohio River Valley and Great Lakes regions.