Ballard Spahr attorney Olabisi L. Okubadejo, along with Christa Cothrel and Jane Ehrenfeld of the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR), will discuss the recent Title IX guidance document issued by OCR and provide best practices for analyzing and investigating Title IX claims.

The first of two sessions, “Frequently Asked Questions about OCR's Frequently Asked Questions,” will be presented live in Ballard Spahr's Washington, D.C., office, as well as via webinar. This session will cover common questions about OCR's Q&A, issued in April 2014. The discussion will include an overview of Title IX's legal requirements, common issues surrounding confidentiality, consent, the role of responsible persons and the Title IX coordinator, interactions with law enforcement, and the role of social media.

The second session, “Critical Issues in Investigating Title IX Cases,” will be a live session only. Attendees will participate in small, interactive group discussions of common scenarios in Title IX investigations. Together with OCR staff, we will examine fact patterns and simulate the investigatory process for each scenario.  


Session 1: Frequently Asked Questions about OCR's Frequently Asked Questions 
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM ET

Session 2: Critical Issues in Investigating Title IX Cases
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM ET


Live (Sessions 1 and 2):

Ballard Spahr
1909 K Street, NW
12th Floor
Washington, D.C.

Seating is limited.

Webinar (Session 1 only):

For anyone unable to attend the live presentation, Session 1 will also be broadcast as a live webinar.


Christa Cothrel, U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights

Jane Ehrenfeld, U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights

Olabisi Ladeji Okubadejo, Ballard Spahr 

Continuing Legal Education

The live program offers 2.5 CLE credits. This program is preapproved by the PA CLE Board. Uniform Certificates of Attendance will be available for the purpose of obtaining credit from other jurisdictions. The webinar offers 1.0 CLE credits. Only Pennsylvania and Uniform Certificates of Attendance are available for the webinar.

There is no cost to attend.  

Please register at least two days before the webinar. Login details will be sent to all approved registrants. For more information, contact Lisa Prickril at 215.864.8252 or

Program Contact

Lisa M. Prickril