Course Descriptions

  • Modifications or cancellations may occur to the seminars described in this catalog at any time due to instructor availability, number of students nominated, changes in priorities, etc. Students will be promptly notified whenever modifications or cancellations occur.

AFMLS/OCDETF Financial Investigations Seminar

This is a basic seminar and is three full days. The objective of this seminar is to apply investigative techniques and methods to unravel the case study's money laundering scheme, identify assets for forfeiture, and make charging and forfeiture decisions. Using videos to illustrate the case study involving a drug enterprise, this practical, innovative, and interactive seminar is designed to introduce participants to financial investigations, money laundering, and asset forfeiture. During the seminar, participants will analyze financial documents to establish links among the targets, assets, and the illegal activities. This seminar is open only to participants with minimal experience in financial investigations, asset forfeiture, and money laundering. Through separate correspondence, additional DOJ and non-DOJ departments and agencies have been provided with nomination instructions for this training event. These departments and agencies (e.g. FBI, DEA, ATF, USMS, IRS, DHS, USDA, USPIS) will provide centralized nominations and rankings of their personnel. Agents who contact USAOs about nominations should be directed to their agency training contact for information on their internal nomination procedures.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Karen Wilson - 803-705-5105
E-Mail: karen.wilson@usdoj.gov
32523
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Karen Wilson - (803) 705-5105
E-Mail: karen.wilson@usdoj.gov
32608
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Karen Wilson - 803-705-5105
E-Mail: karen.wilson@usdoj.gov
33803
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Karen Wilson - 803-705-5105
E-Mail: karen.wilson@usdoj.gov
33804
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Administrative Officers' Conference

NOTE: You will be able to register for a scheduled offering of this course only after completing the Preregistration Survey. Prerequisites are listed under the Item Details. The Administrative Officers' Conference will be held at the same time as the First Assistant United States Attorneys' Conference, and we are planning joint sessions for many of the presentations. The Administrative Officer from every district should attend. If the Administrative Officer cannot attend, the Deputy Administrative Officer or other appropriate representative may attend. Each district will be limited to only one attendee. This conference will focus on issues pertaining to finance, human resources, facilities, security, management and administration, and information technology. There will also be an opportunity for discussion with other Administrative Officers.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Friday, September 5, 2014
Terry Fox - 803-705-5148
E-Mail: theresa.fox@usdoj.gov
42613
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Advanced Document Generation Training for CDCS Users

NOTE: You will be able to register for a scheduled offering of this course only after completing the Preregistration Survey. Prerequisites are listed under the Item Details. This course is designed for Financial Litigation Unit (FLU) paralegals and FLU agents to gain an in-depth understanding of the advanced features of Document Generation. This hands-on training includes a thorough understanding of the SQL statements, which is the programming language for Document Generation; how to modify function codes; how to add advanced financial calculations, and other advanced functionality both within the document and the query, as well as how to create local fields in Query Builder to further enhance a document's capability. In addition, participants will receive hands-on training on how to generate a "Discoverer" report and training on Microsoft Excel. The training will help users learn how to eliminate keyboard pauses and resolve other issues with their current documents. Other topics to be covered include decoding document scheduling, archiving, and sharing documents in CDCS.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Friday, May 2, 2014
Michelle Mooney - (803) 705-5257
E-Mail: michelle.mooney@usdoj.gov
34470
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Friday, July 25, 2014
Terry Fox - 803-705-5148
E-Mail: theresa.fox@usdoj.gov
34471
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council Coordinators' Training

This is the annual anti-terrorism training for Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council (ATAC) Coordinators, other national security prosecutors in the United States Attorneys' offices (USAOs), and National Security Division attorneys. The training is appropriate for prosecutors who spend the majority of their time focusing on international terrorism investigations and prosecutions. Presentations will focus mostly on current international terrorism threats and analysis, Department policies governing international terrorism matters, criminal and intelligence investigative resources, and complex issues arising in international terrorism investigations. Presentations will include case studies and lessons learned in some of the significant terrorism cases investigated and prosecuted during the past year. Sessions on domestic terrorism, national security cyber threats, and counterintelligence/counterespionage investigations and prosecutions will also be offered. Most of the presentations will be conducted at an intermediate to advanced experience level; however, prosecutors new to counterterrorism who will focus primarily on international terrorism are also encouraged to attend. The training will be held at the National Geospacial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) in Springfield, Virginia.All attendees must have a current TS/SCI clearance with the tickets TK, SI, G, and HCS in order to attend. No action is required of you or your Security Manager if your clearance is current and at the appropriate level. The Office of Legal Education will certify your clearance to NGA.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Friday, March 14, 2014
Tami Belair - (803) 705-5132
E-Mail: tami.belair@usdoj.gov
32586
Active
Springfield, Virginia
Prerequisites:

Appellate Chiefs' Conference

This conference is designed for appellate supervisors. Each district is strongly encouraged to send at least one representative. Participants will meet with members of the Solicitor General's Office, Criminal Appellate and Civil Appellate Sections, and other Justice Department officials. The conference will address the practical issues of appellate supervision, including editing briefs, handling adverse decisions, training, and ways to prevent or limit issues on appeal, ethics, and legislative and Supreme Court updates. A breakout session will allow participants to meet with fellow supervisors from their own circuits. The final day will feature a panel of circuit judges answering questions about good appellate practice.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Friday, September 19, 2014
Lynn Beard - 803-705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
34472
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Asset Forfeiture Skills Seminar for Chiefs and Coordinators

NOTE: You will be able to register for a scheduled offering of this course only after completing the Preregistration Survey. Prerequisites are listed under the Item Details. This is the annual meeting of the designated Asset Forfeiture Chiefs/Coordinators, or their designee if they are unable to attend, from the United States Attorneys' offices, the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section, and the seizing agencies. This seminar provides an important opportunity to update participants skills and operational knowledge on the latest updates in asset forfeiture law, practice, procedures, and policy. This interactive and intense seminar focuses heavily on successful arguments and issues raised at the district and appellate court levels and addresses hot topic issues facing the forfeiture practitioner during the past year. This seminar will last three full days, and applicants are expected to stay through the entire meeting. We will be offering one slot for the Asset Forfeiture Chief/Coordinator from each district as well as one slot for the headquarters representative from each agency. Nominees should have a minimum of 5 years of forfeiture experience and be ranked in order of priority to ensure attendance by at least one representative from each district. The Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section and the Office of Legal Education will give priority to each district's number one ranked nominee and then accept additional ranked nominees as space permits. Please note that funding for this course is still pending as the FY14 AFF training budget has not received final approval.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Karen Wilson - 803-705-5105
E-Mail: karen.wilson@usdoj.gov
32515
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Asset Investigation Sources and Techniques for FLU/Asset Recovery Personnel Seminar

NOTE: You will be able to register for a scheduled offering of this course only after completing the Preregistration Survey. Prerequisites are listed under the Item Details. This seminar is uniquely designed to train personnel who work in the area of financial litigation/asset recovery in the United States Attorneys' offices and actively conduct asset investigations. Topics to be covered include asset investigation tools, pre-judgment asset investigations, post-judgment asset investigations, analysis of financial documents, enforcement remedies available for identified assets, FinCEN reports, assembling and analyzing investigative materials, and producing meaningful asset investigation reports. Instruction will include the use of lectures, case studies and breakout groups. Attendees should have a basic understanding of online asset investigations resources.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Terry Fox - (803) 705-5148
E-Mail: theresa.fox@usdoj.gov
32534
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Bankruptcy for Assistant United States Attorneys in Transitioning Districts Seminar

NOTE: You will be able to register for a scheduled offering of this course only after completing the Preregistration Survey. Prerequisites are listed under the Item Details.This 2.5 day seminar is designed to help AUSAs assume handling the tax and tax-related issues formerly handled by the IRS SAUSAs in their districts. The course will focus on issues such as tax liens, tax priority under Section 523, discharge, returns and substitute for return filings, and similar tax related topics.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Friday, April 4, 2014
Tammy Campbell - (803) 705-5166
E-Mail: tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
35043
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Bankruptcy for Support Staff in Transitioning Districts Seminar

NOTE: You will be able to register for a scheduled offering of this course only after completing the Preregistration Survey. Prerequisites are listed under the Item Details.This 2.5 day seminar is designed to help legal assistants and paralegals in districts where IRS SAUSAs doing basic tax representation in bankruptcy court and that program has been phased out. This seminar will focus on bankruptcy tax issues for bankruptcy support and will cover handling the intake and basic preparation of tax and tax-related bankruptcy cases formerly handled by the IRS SAUSAs. It will also include sessions on bankruptcy pleadings, IRS referrals, and Tax Division and Insolvency coordination.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Friday, March 28, 2014
Michelle Mooney - 803-705-5257
E-Mail: michelle.mooney@usdoj.gov
35044
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Basic Bankruptcy for Assistant United States Attorneys in Transitioning Districts Seminar

NOTE: You will be able to register for a scheduled offering of this course only after completing the Preregistration Survey. Prerequisites are listed under the Item Details.This one-day basic bankruptcy boot camp seminar is designed to help AUSAs in districts where IRS SAUSAs have been doing basic tax representation in Bankruptcy Court and that program has been phased out. The one day session is an overview of the bankruptcy process and basic introduction to tax practice in Bankruptcy Court and is structured for those with no experience in the bankruptcy arena. This basic course is followed by a 2.5 day course in bankruptcy tax issues for more experienced bankruptcy practitioners. Those coming for the one day course will be expected to stay for the follow-on 2.5 day (Wednesday through Friday) seminar.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Tammy Campbell - (803) 705-5166
E-Mail: tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
35042
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Basic Civil Pretrial Practice Seminar

This basic skills course is designed to cover case planning and management from filing to pretrial conference, with emphasis on discovery, particularly witness preparation and depositions of fact/expert witnesses. The method of instruction includes lecture, instructor demonstrations, and practical exercises performed in small groups of teamed attorneys. Participants will be expected to devote significant time to reviewing case materials and preparing for hands-on exercises. The Basic Civil Pretrial Practice Seminar is an excellent precursor to taking the Basic Civil Trial Advocacy Seminar and is intended for new civil attorneys with little or no (civil) experience.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, February 3, 2014
Friday, February 7, 2014
Doreen Smith - (803) 705-5152
E-Mail: doreen.f.smith@usdoj.gov
32537
Active
Washington, DC
Prerequisites:

Basic Civil Trial Advocacy Seminar

This course is an intensive advocacy skills seminar designed for new attorneys with little or no trial experience who will be responsible for the trial of civil cases. The method of instruction utilizes lectures and workshops, with classroom and video critiquing. Topics covered include preparation and presentation of opening statements and closing arguments, as well as direct and cross-examinations of fact and expert witnesses. The course culminates in the students' participation in a trial. Important note: Pre-course reading of the case facts and preparation of an exhibits workshop are required of the participants selected to attend. Approving officials should allow participants sufficient time to devote to the course requirements. Last minute cancellations directly impact other participants in this course. Please notify the course contact sooner than later should a cancellation be necessary.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Doreen Smith - (803) 705-5152
E-Mail: doreen.f.smith@usdoj.gov
32518
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Doreen Smith - (803) 705-5152
E-Mail: doreen.f.smith@usdoj.gov
32625
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Basic Criminal Tax Seminar

NOTE: You will be able to register for a scheduled offering of this course only after completing the Prerequisite Survey. Prerequisites are listed under the Item Details. This seminar is designed for Assistant United States Attorneys and Department of Justice Attorneys who currently prosecute or will be prosecuting tax cases. It is not intended for experienced tax prosecutors. Topics to be included are tax offenses, charging decisions, working with the Internal Revenue Service, tax defier/sovereign citizen cases, Stolen Identity Refund Fraud (SIRF) schemes, evidentiary issues, sentencing guidelines issues, and instructive case studies. This seminar does not offer an ethics credit.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Friday, August 1, 2014
Lynn Beard - 803-705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
32673
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Basic Criminal Trial Advocacy Seminar

NOTE: You will be able to register for a scheduled offering of this course only after completing the Preregistration Survey. Prerequisites are listed under the Item Details. This seminar is an intensive advocacy skills program designed for new federal prosecutors with little or no trial experience and who will be responsible for the trial of criminal cases. This seminar utilizes lectures, skills exercises, critiques, and trial strategy sessions.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Brenda Hyatt - (803) 705-5122
E-Mail: brenda.hyatt@usdoj.gov
32522
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Brenda Hyatt - (803) 705-5122
E-Mail: brenda.hyatt@usdoj.gov
32538
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Brenda Hyatt - (803) 705-5122
E-Mail: brenda.hyatt@usdoj.gov
32617
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Brenda Hyatt - (803) 705-5122
E-Mail: brenda.hyatt@usdoj.gov
32690
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Basic Employment Discrimination Seminar

NOTE: You will be able to register for a scheduled offering of this course only after completing the Preregistration Survey. Prerequisites are listed under the Item Details.This seminar is designed for attorneys who handle defensive employment discrimination cases. Lectures focus on current development of the law, sexual harassment, retaliation, age discrimination, and Rehabilitation Act claims, as well as mixed cases, remedies, jury trials, and practical aspects of litigating employment discrimination cases.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Friday, April 11, 2014
Tammy Campbell - (803) 705-5166
E-Mail: tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
32487
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Basic VNS Seminar

NOTE: You will be able to register for a scheduled offering of this course only after completing the Preregistration Survey. Prerequisites are listed under the Item Details. This seminar is designed to provide hands-on training to relatively new users of the Victim Notification System (VNS). The training seminar will involve exercises in the VNS application to search the database, add victims, generate notifications to victims, and create VNS form letter notifications, use the reports ability of VNS to review information, and an overview of the basic interaction of VNS, LIONS, the U.S. District Court Case Management/Electronic Case Files system, and the U.S. Marshals Service database.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Terry Fox - 803-705-5148
E-Mail: theresa.fox@usdoj.gov
32663
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Budget Officers' Conference

This conference is intended for Budget Officers and Analysts in United States Attorneys' offices and members of the Resource Management and Planning (RMP) Staff in the Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA). The conference will focus on critical issues in budget and financial management and will include updates in many areas, including strategic planning in the current budget environment, important changes to policies and procedures, developments in audit, evaluation, related best practices, and improvements to financial systems. There will be ample opportunity for discussion with other Budget Officers and Analysts, as well as interaction with the EOUSA RMP Staff.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Friday, May 23, 2014
Brenda Hyatt - 803-705-5122
E-Mail: brenda.hyatt@usdoj.gov
35485
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Civil Chiefs' Conference

NOTE: You will be able to register for a scheduled offering of this course only after completing the Preregistration Survey. Prerequisites are listed under the Item Details.This Civil Chiefs' Conference is designed to accomplish three major objectives: provide updates on significant developments in substantive areas of civil practice from Directors and other representatives from the Department of Justice Civil Division, including Torts, Constitutional Torts, Federal Programs, Appellate and Civil Frauds; explain data utilized to assess United States Attorneys offices' Civil Divisions' performance and status, providing an opportunity for hands-on examination of the student's district's data to assist in communicating effectively as a manager and leader; and share best practices and ideas for successful organization and management of the student's division with respect to both personnel and caseload issues. The conference is designed to be highly interactive to help forge new relationships and allow newer and more experienced Civil Chiefs to share creative ideas and solutions to current management challenges. In addition to the segments described above, other sessions will include an update on E-Discovery and technological resources, other available resources to support civil litigation, and Civil Rights enforcement. Time has been reserved for interaction with colleagues. All Civil Chiefs are invited to attend. If the Civil Chief is unable to attend, each district is encouraged to nominate the Deputy Civil Chief instead.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Friday, August 1, 2014
Doreen Smith - 803-705-5152
E-Mail: doreen.f.smith@usdoj.gov
34469
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Civil Law for Support Staff Seminar

NOTE: You will be able to register for a scheduled offering of this course only after completing the Preregistration Survey. Prerequisites are listed under the Item Details. This seminar is designed for support staff currently performing defensive or affirmative civil litigation duties. It will include an overview of substantive defensive and affirmative civil ligation, rules of procedure, motions, discovery by the United States and the opposition, and trial preparation. On Monday, March 17, 2014, through Wednesday, March 19, 2014, the seminar will focus on substantive defensive civil litigation topics. From Wednesday, March 19, 2014, until Friday, March 21, 2014, the seminar will focus on substantive affirmative civil litigation topics. NOTE: Participants selected for this seminar may attend the defensive civil litigation portion, the affirmative civil litigation portion, or both the defensive and affirmative portions.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, March 17, 2014
Friday, March 21, 2014
Michelle Mooney - 803-705-5257
E-Mail: michelle.mooney@usdoj.gov
34538
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Complex Online Investigations Seminar

This seminar explores the technical and legal aspects of investigating and prosecuting internet-based crimes. The course, which is more advanced than the Electronic Evidence and Basic Cybercrime Seminar, is based on a realistic scenario and provides a mixture of lectures and hands-on, interactive learning exercises. The course is designed for prosecutors who work cases involving online crimes and is also open to agents who are nominated by prosecutors attending the course. At the beginning of the course, students stand in the criminals' shoes by learning how to commit a complex online crime from beginning to end. Students then walk through a full investigation of the crime, learning how legal process, high-tech investigative techniques, and online undercover operations are used to collect evidence and locate targets. The course concludes with an overview of issues involved in preparing the case for trial, including organizing electronic evidence, discovery issues, and common defense arguments. By the end of the course, students will understand the mechanics of complex online crimes and be prepared to take an informed and active role in internet-related criminal investigations and undercover operations. Although the scenario focuses on computer hacking, intellectual property offenses, and access device fraud, the skills and techniques apply equally to all types of online crimes, such as the distribution of child pornography and material support for terrorism. A basic understanding of computers and the internet is strongly recommended for effective participation in the course. Students who have completed the Electronic Evidence and Basic Cybercrime Seminar or an equivalent course of instruction before attending this seminar will be given preference.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Friday, March 28, 2014
Michelle Mooney - (803) 705-5257
E-Mail: michelle.mooney@usdoj.gov
32594
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Computer Forensics Seminar

This workshop provides prosecutors with a solid foundation for understanding computer forensics. It addresses the types of evidence and information that can be obtained from a computer forensic analysis, and it equips prosecutors with the knowledge needed to ask the right questions to obtain the specific information needed for prosecution. It also provides training on discovering how information got on a computer, if it has been accessed, and in many cases, who is responsible for the activity on the computer. The course covers areas such as, but not limited to, the preparation of a warrant for electronic evidence; technical and legal issues; and execution of a warrant for electronic evidence. The training includes hands-on demonstrations, and participants receive the latest legal information on pretrial discovery issues and direct and cross examination of a computer forensics expert witness.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Friday, February 14, 2014
Michelle Mooney - (803) 705-5257
E-Mail: michelle.mooney@usdoj.gov
32539
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Counterterrorism Training for Anti-Terrorism Prosecutors and Joint Terrorism Task Force Agents

This joint training is for all levels of Anti-Terrorism Prosecutors, JTTF agents, and Intelligence Specialists (IS) who spend more than fifty percent of their time on international terrorism matters. Each Anti-Terrorism Prosecutor is encouraged to invite one JTTF agent to attend the conference, and priority will be given to teams that include one Anti-Terrorism Prosecutor and one agent or IS from the same district (Anti-Terrorism Prosecutors must obtain the approval from the nominated agent's supervisor before nominating the agent). The Office of Legal Education will pay travel, lodging, and per diem expenses for all approved attendees, including the JTTF agents.In an effort to provide practical information that will be beneficial to attendees, presentations will focus on the investigation and prosecution of international terrorism (IT) matters; providing information about the various intelligence and criminal process tools; guidelines that provide for the use of these tools; and the strategic decisions involved when mixing and matching both intelligence and criminal process tools. On the second day of the training, attendees will break into smaller groups and work through a hypothetical fact pattern that incorporates real issues arising in IT matters. Topics discussed will include international issues, immigration issues, detainee issues, prosecution/litigation issues (such as discovery), the Classified Information Procedures Act (CIPA), Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) litigation issues (notification, consultation, and approval requirements in IT cases), and coordination with the intelligence community. Most of the presentations will be classified at the SECRET level. Please contact your District Office Security Manager (DOSM) prior to completing the nomination form in order to verify your clearance. No action is required of you or your DOSM if your clearance is current.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Friday, August 8, 2014
Tami Belair - 803-705-5132
E-Mail: tami.belair@usdoj.gov
32675
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Courtroom Presentations Online Training

This course is a basic course designed to familiarize students with the use of currently available litigation technology applications in the trial phase of a criminal or civil case. Students will receive hands-on training on Sanction II.9 and TimeMap 5 applications. The Sanction II.9 portion of the course will cover creating a case by using the drag and drop method, creating presentation folders, using the Presentation mode, synchronizing audio and video files with a corresponding transcript, making clips of media files, and using the print option. The TimeMap 5 portion of the course will cover creating a time line in the application as well as creating a time line directly from a CaseMap case. The online training classes require students to watch a series of six recordings, complete a practical exercise after each recording, and complete a final exercise. Students will be assigned an academic advisor to assist them with the course and they should expect to spend approximately 2 hours each week working on assignments during the duty day. No travel is required for this training. To receive credit for this training, students must watch all six recordings, complete all practical exercises, and complete the final exercise by October 31, 2014.Students will also be required to watch approximately 2 to 3 hours of on-demand training on PowerPoint 2010 through Lynda.com. The list of required training videos will be provided with the course acceptance. The PowerPoint training will cover creating a basic presentation, animating text, inserting pictures, inserting audio and video files, printing, and presenting the presentation. There will be a short presentation on using PowerPoint 2010 with Sanction II.9 and TimeMap 5. Since this is a basic course, no prior knowledge of the applications covered is required, and students should not expect to have mastered the technology by the end of the training. Due to the technical nature of this seminar, no Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit will be awarded for this training.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, July 7, 2014
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Sharon Owusu - 803-705-5133
E-Mail: sharon.owusu@usdoj.gov
42852
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Criminal Appellate Advocacy Seminar

NOTE: You will be able to register for a scheduled offering of this course only after completing the Preregistration Survey. Prerequisites are listed under the Item Details. The goal of this seminar is to strengthen brief-writing and oral argument skills. The course will consist of class lectures, brief-writing exercises that will focus on specific parts of an appellate brief, oral arguments, and videotaped oral arguments with faculty critiques of those arguments. For the brief-writing portion of the course, each attendee will be expected to have read the materials (appellant's brief, appellee's brief, case law, and excerpt of record) prior to arrival. For the oral argument portion of the course, the attendee will be required to participate in mock oral arguments before faculty and a circuit judge. While the course is open to all criminal attorneys, criminal Assistant United States Attorneys will be given first priority for attendance.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Friday, August 15, 2014
Brenda Hyatt - 803-705-5122
E-Mail: brenda.hyatt@usdoj.gov
32679
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Criminal Discovery for Experienced Prosecutors Seminar

NOTE: You will be able to register for a scheduled offering of this course only after completing the Preregistration Survey. Prerequisites are listed under the Item Details.This training is intended for the Criminal Chiefs, Criminal Discovery Coordinators, and Giglio Requesting Officials in United States Attorneys offices and Main Justice criminal litigating components. This course will focus on difficult, recurring, and/or cutting-edge discovery-related issues, including recent developments concerning the Department's revised Giglio policy; novel judicial interpretations of Brady obligations; and the role of cognitive bias in prosecutorial decision making. The course will also address emerging issues in electronically stored information (ESI); the widespread use of social media; discovery obligations relating to FISA/CIPA, Fusion Centers, confidential informants, Title III, parallel proceedings; and multi-district investigations. Faculty will provide substantive information through lectures and discussion of a series of hypothetical scenarios. Breakout sessions also will be held to address specific topics and to facilitate circuit-wide practices and discussion.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Tonia Jones - 803-705-5154
E-Mail: tonia.jones@usdoj.gov
35696
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Criminal Discovery for Support Staff Seminar

This training is limited to criminal support staff. This three and one-half day course will be an overview of the various discovery-related issues that may arise in a criminal case, including Brady, Giglio, the Jencks Act, and Rule 16. The impact of electronic discovery on criminal practice will also be addressed. The course is designed to train support staff working in the criminal sections so that they will be better able to assist prosecutors and law enforcement agents in fulfilling the Government's disclosure obligations in criminal cases.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Tonia Jones - (803) 705-5154
E-Mail: tonia.jones@usdoj.gov
32507
Active
Washington, DC
Prerequisites:

Criminal Federal Practice Seminar

This course is open to Assistant United States Attorneys, Department of Justice attorneys, and Special Assistant United States Attorneys (SAUSAs) nominated by their districts. It is designed to teach new federal prosecutors the principles governing the prosecution and trial of federal criminal cases. Lecture topics will include drafting complaints, indictments, and search warrants; grand jury practice; magistrate court practice; the use of cooperating defendants; plea bargaining; conspiracy law; and asset forfeiture. This course will also include ethics credit.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Lynn Beard - (803) 705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
32495
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Criminal Jurisdiction in Indian Country Seminar

The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Office of Justice Services (OJS) issues Special Law Enforcement Commissions (SLECs) to tribal, federal, state, and local full-time certified law enforcement officers who will serve without compensation from the federal government. This process allows BIA to obtain active assistance in the enforcement of federal criminal statutes and federal hunting and fishing regulations in Indian country. One of the criteria for receiving a SLEC (criteria can be found at the following website: www.bia.gov/idc/groups/public/documents/text/idc012927.pdf) is attendance at the Criminal Jurisdiction in Indian Country (CJIC) Seminar and passage of an exam at the end of the class with a score of 70% or higher. While the SLEC is still issued by BIA, passage of the Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA) of 2010 shifted primary responsibility for delivery of CJIC training to the Department of Justice.The October 1-3, 2013, Criminal Jurisdiction in Indian Country Seminar offering at the National Advocacy Center is the DOJ/BIA-approved course that is frequently taught by USAO personnel at the district level. This class is for law enforcement officers who fulfill all other BIA minimum requirements to receive a SLEC and for USAO personnel who have responsibility under the TLOA to teach the CJIC class but may not have experience with the class format and materials.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Friday, February 21, 2014
Leslie A. Hagen -
E-Mail: Leslie.Hagen3@usdoj.gov
32543
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Criminal Law for Support Staff Seminar

NOTE: You will be able to register for a scheduled offering of this course only after completing the Preregistration Survey. Prerequisites are listed under the Item Details. This 3.5 day course is designed for paralegals who have been working in a criminal paralegal position for five years or less. Legal assistants who can demonstrate significant job responsibilities in this area may also be considered. This course will consist of a series of lectures, workshops, and group discussions on various criminal topics such as trial preparation, pretrial motions and discovery, evidence, and jury instructions. It will also include a variety of substantive criminal specialty topics. Assistant United States Attorneys, Department of Justice attorneys, and experienced criminal paralegal specialists teach this course.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Friday, February 7, 2014
Michelle Mooney - (803) 705-5257
E-Mail: michelle.mooney@usdoj.gov
32536
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Cultural Property Law: Criminal/Civil Enforcement Seminar

This training course will educate Federal attorneys and law enforcement personnel on the laws that address looting, vandalism, and illegal commercial trafficking of cultural heritage, as well as negligent and fraudulent acts involving these resources. The course will provide an overview of the Federal laws protecting cultural property and will offer strategies for effective preparation, prosecution, case resolution, and sentencing, as well as civil legal options.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, September 22, 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Leslie A. Hagen -
E-Mail: Leslie.Hagen3@usdoj.gov
32692
Active
Offsite-TBD
Prerequisites:

Current Trends in Healthcare Fraud Seminar

The course, designed for criminal and civil healthcare fraud Assistant United States Attorneys, will cover a variety of healthcare fraud areas including recent developments in False Claims Act cases, data analytics and use of provider workbooks, mental health investigations and prosecutions, payment suspension issues, hospice investigations and prosecutions, statistical sampling challenges and best practices, and settlement and exclusion issues.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Tammy Campbell - 803-705-5166
E-Mail: tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
32684
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Department of Justice: Policy Concerning Electronic Recording of Statements Seminar

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, June 23, 2014
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
David Smith - 202-252-1326
E-Mail: david.l.smith2@usdoj.gov
42592
Active
Washington, DC
Prerequisites:

Deposition Skills for Civil Attorneys Seminar

This basic deposition seminar is designed for civil Assistant United States Attorneys and DOJ litigating attorneys with less than five years of experience in working to develop and enhance their deposition skills. The seminar includes presentations on attorney preparation, taking and defending depositions, witness preparation, effective use of depositions in discovery practice, knowledge of key Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in depositions, and strategies on how to deal with problematic opposing counsel. This pilot seminar will include demonstrations, practical exercises, and offer a questions and answers panel discussion. Seating for this pilot offering will be limited to 20 participants.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Friday, September 26, 2014
Doreen Smith - 803-705-5152
E-Mail: doreen.f.smith@usdoj.gov
35923
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Discovery Boot Camp for New Prosecutors Seminar

NOTE: You will be able to register for a scheduled offering of this course only after completing the Preregistration Survey. Prerequisites are listed under the Item Details. The training is limited to criminal attorneys in the United States Attorneys' offices and the Department's Litigating Divisions. It is designed to comply with the mandate of discovery training for new prosecutors. This mandate requires all new federal prosecutors assigned to criminal cases to complete training within twelve months of employment; the training is on Brady, Giglio, and other DOJ disclosure obligations and policies. The course will focus on a variety of discovery-related issues, including Brady; Giglio; Rule 16; Jencks; electronically stored information (ESI) in criminal cases; DOJ guidance on disclosure of electronic communications and other ESI; and commonly encountered discovery issues, such as agent and attorney notes. At the conclusion of the course, students will be familiar with the guiding legal principles and Department policies regarding disclosure obligations in criminal cases and will be able to apply those principles and policies to their own cases.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Tonia Jones - (803) 705-5154
E-Mail: tonia.jones@usdoj.gov
32491
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Document Imaging Seminar

NOTE: You will be able to register for a scheduled offering of this course only after completing the Preregistration Survey. Prerequisites are listed under the Item Details.This 3.5 day course deals with using computer technology to electronically capture, store, and organize documents on a local district server in civil or criminal cases. The emphasis of this course is on using eScan-IT to capture Electronically Stored Information (ESI) and create electronic images of hard copy discovery using IPRO Premium Scan. Students will also learn how to view and annotate documents using the IPRO Viewer module. This is a basic course and no prior knowledge of the software applications is required prior to attending this course. No Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit will be awarded for this course.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Friday, January 31, 2014
Michelle Mooney - 803-705-5257
E-Mail: michelle.mooney@usdoj.gov
33923
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Friday, June 20, 2014
Michelle Mooney - (803) 705-5257
E-Mail: michelle.mooney@usdoj.gov
32628
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Drug Endangered Children: Building a Successful Collaborative Response

The U.S. Department of Justice's National Indian Country Training Initiative is pleased to announce that it is co-sponsoring with the National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children a seminar titled "Drug Endangered Children: Building a Successful Collaborative Response." The seminar will be held October 16-18, 2013, at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina. Travel and lodging accommodations will be provided by the Office of Legal Education. The National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children defines drug endangered children (DEC) as children who are at risk of suffering physical or emotional harm as a result of illegal drug use, possession, manufacturing, cultivation, or distribution. There also may be children whose caretaker's substance misuse interferes with the caretakers ability to parent and provide a safe and nurturing environment. The primary challenge with illegal substance abuse and DEC is incoordinating the social and political systems charged with preventing, intervening, and treating these cases.Accordingly, the goal of this seminar is to further develop a national network of trainers who can deliver the Core DEC Training within their communities and also connect with other DEC efforts taking place across the nation at the local, tribal, state, and national level. This seminar is designed for individuals working cases in Indian country with child victims and/or child witnesses where drug and alcohol issues are present. Assistant United States Attorneys, Victim-Witness Specialists, Law Enforcement Coordinators, federal law enforcement officers, tribal prosecutors, law enforcement, victim advocates, and social service personnel interested in becoming a DEC trainer or community organizer are encouraged to attend this seminar. This seminar will cover the following material: (1) relevant federal laws and strategies for developing a successful DEC program; (2) a description of how the criminal investigation is a critical point for identifying and responding to the needs of drug endangered children; (3) a description of how the criminal justice system can align with the child welfare system; and (4) an explanation of how a good handoff between agencies, followed by lasting efforts by all professionals, is critical to track and reduce potential harm to children.At the conclusion of this skill-building training, students will be certified instructors of the National Core DEC Training Program. Students will receive a USB flash drive (jump drive) with all the necessary materials to do DEC presentations in their home communities.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Leslie A. Hagen -
E-Mail: Leslie.Hagen3@usdoj.gov
32497
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
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E-Discovery for Civil Assistant United States Attorneys Seminar

The National Advocacy Center is offering a 2.5 day course on E-Discovery designed for Civil Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs). Focusing on civil cases of the type and complexity regularly handled by AUSAs, this course will cover basic concepts in E-Discovery including information technology concepts needed for civil discovery, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that address E-Discovery, and the fundamental process and procedure for E-Discovery. The course will teach basic, intermediate, and advanced concepts in E-Discovery. This class will address implementing litigation holds in the client agencies; collecting evidence from social media; designing search strategies; effective use of the Rule 26(f) conference; effective use of desktop programs such as CaseMap, Concordance, and other technologies available to United States Attorneys' office personnel; and other E-Discovery strategies. The course will be by lecture and hypothetical problem solving which will be discussed in a small group format.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Friday, April 25, 2014
Doreen Smith - 803-705-5152
E-Mail: doreen.f.smith@usdoj.gov
35070
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

E-Discovery for Civil Litigators Seminar

The National Advocacy Center is offering a one day course on E-Discovery basics that is designed for civil attorneys and litigation support personnel and will cover basic concepts in E-discovery including information technology concepts needed for civil discovery, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that address E-Discovery, and the fundamental process and procedure for e-discovery. This one-day course will be followed by a 2.5 day class that will teach intermediate and advanced concepts in E-Discovery for civil attorneys and litigation support personnel. This longer class will address implementing litigation holds in the client agencies; collecting evidence from social media; designing search strategies; effective use of the Rule 26(f) conference, and other E-Discovery strategies.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, December 2, 2013
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Tammy Campbell - 803-705-5166
E-Mail: tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
32516
Active
Washington, DC
Prerequisites:

EARS Team Leader Orientation

NOTE: You will be able to register for a scheduled offering of this course only after completing the Preregistration Survey. Prerequisites are listed under the Item Details. This orientation is for experienced Team Leaders and Administrative Leads who currently participate in EOUSA's Evaluation Program. The orientation will cover a review of the updated EOUSA Management Standards, evaluation materials, and FY2014 processes. Evaluation and follow-up process changes include both the legal and administrative areas.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Friday, December 6, 2013
Terry Fox - 803-705-5148
E-Mail: theresa.fox@usdoj.gov
33207
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Electronic Evidence and Basic Cybercrime Seminar

This is a basic seminar for prosecutors. Criminal investigations of all types may now involve electronic evidence, which can take many forms: data taken from a suspect's hard drive, e-mail obtained from a service provider, or cell phone location information. The materials in this course are useful for prosecuting crimes as diverse as terrorism, drug offenses, healthcare fraud, and gang offenses. Students will be introduced to concepts in obtaining online evidence, such as e-mail, the search and seizure of computers, and the investigation and prosecution of computer-related crimes. The Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) of the Criminal Division is organizing this course and will staff many of its lectures. The seminar will include presentations on obtaining evidence from third-party service providers (such as e-mail providers), cell phones and mobile devices, and computers and on the use of this evidence at trial. The course will also include presentations pertaining to the Internet, social networking websites, international issues, prosecuting computer crimes, and prosecuting intellectual property crimes.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Friday, September 26, 2014
Sharon Owusu - 803-705-5133
E-Mail: sharon.owusu@usdoj.gov
36363
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Evidence for Civil Litigators Seminar

This seminar is a substantive law review for Assistant United States Attorneys and Department of Justice Trial Attorneys. Topics focus on recurring evidentiary issues for civil practitioners, including relevance, hearsay, character evidence, impeachment, privileges, and lay/expert opinion testimony. The course will feature presentations on issues including electronic evidence and admissibility of electronically stored information

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Tammy Campbell - 803-705-5166
E-Mail: tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
32505
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Evidence for Experienced Criminal Litigators Seminar

This seminar will assist in sharpening the pretrial and trial evidence skills of experienced attorneys with ten or more jury trials. The seminar will reinforce basic evidence principles in constitutional issues, admissibility, cross-examination/impeachment, relevance, character evidence, hearsay, and lay and expert opinions.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Friday, April 11, 2014
Brenda Hyatt - (803) 705-5122
E-Mail: brenda.hyatt@usdoj.gov
32604
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Friday, July 25, 2014
Brenda Hyatt - 803-705-5122
E-Mail: brenda.hyatt@usdoj.gov
32670
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

FLU Team Training

This seminar is designed for financial litigation Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) and their primary support person (e.g. paralegal, debt collection agent, legal assistant) to attend as a "two-person team." Over the last few years, many offices have experienced significant changes in their financial litigation programs, whether there was a structural reorganization, a reduction in personnel and resources, or changes to the districts priorities. Some of these changes have impacted the Financial Litigation Units long-term goals as well as day-to-day management of the case load. The seminar will provide an opportunity for financial litigation AUSAs and support personnel to establish goals for financial litigation, whether it be to undertake new enforcement actions, reduce busy work, streamline processes, or work towards pre-judgment enforcement within their United States Attorneys office, as well as outline methods to meet those goals. There will be practical and specific instruction on the practice of financial litigation, including the Federal Debt Collection Procedures Acts pre- and post-judgment remedies, case load management (i.e. prioritization considerations and Consolidated Debt Collection System reports), pre-sentence collection strategies, and asset discovery techniques such as depositions/debtor exams. The training will utilize lectures, breakout sessions, and workshops to assist each team with identifying district-specific goals and developing a plan to reach them. Training Officers should confirm the nominated two-person team in learnDOJ by placing a "1" ranking in the comment boxes next to the AUSA and the support nomination. Priority will be given to districts that nominate a two-person team. Additional nominees will be considered on a space available basis.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Karen Wilson - 803-705-5105
E-Mail: karen.wilson@usdoj.gov
34186
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Federal Tort Claims Act Seminar

This course examines the key provisions of the FTCA, major defenses, current issues, and significant case law update in the context of preparing and presenting an FTCA case, to include refining advocacy skills in liability and damages analysis, strategic case planning, discovery and dispositive motions, use of automated litigation support applications, and settlement. Topics include: administrative claim requirements, discretionary function, regulatory and law enforcement torts, independent contractors, immunity, and representation issues.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Tammy Campbell - (803) 705-5166
E-Mail: tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
32592
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

First Assistant United States Attorneys' Conference

NOTE: You will be able to register for a scheduled offering of this course only after completing the Preregistration Survey. Prerequisites are listed under the Item Details. This conference is exclusively for First Assistant United States Attorneys and will address the initiatives of the United States Attorneys' offices. Portions of the conference will be held jointly with the Administrative Officers, who will have their conference the same week. Districts who would like one or more Executive Assistant United States Attorneys from their district to attend in addition to the First Assistant should submit nominations for all who are approved to attend. Executive Assistants will be accepted if space permits.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Friday, September 5, 2014
Lynn Beard - 803-705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
42615
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Forensic Interviewing of Child and Adolescent Victims and Witnesses in Indian Country Cases Seminar

Forensic interviewing is an interviewing process used with children for the purpose of providing evidence to the police, prosecutors, and the court in the investigation and prosecution of suspected abuse. The goal of a forensic interview is to obtain a statement from a child in a developmentally sensitive, unbiased, and truth-seeking manner. This training is specifically designed for federal and tribal investigators and prosecutors who have responsibility for conducting forensic interviews of child and adolescent victims and witnesses. In this course, the attendee will receive instruction on the latest research-based information on interviewing techniques, and will be provided opportunities to develop and refine interviewing skills during videotaped child interviewing exercises.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Friday, March 21, 2014
Leslie A. Hagen -
E-Mail: Leslie.Hagen3@usdoj.gov
32591
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Forfeiture for SAR Review Teams (USAMeeting)

This USAMeeting is for personnel involved in SAR review. While the training is designed for and intended for those who have not attended the basic SAR Review Team Training at the NAC, some of the information shared may benefit those with more experience/not on a SAR Review Team. The presentation will cover the use of forfeiture in money laundering cases to include cases brought under Title 31 (the Bank Secrecy Act) and Title 18 (the general money laundering statutes). In particular, the speaker will discuss what can be forfeited in a structuring case, a bulk cash smuggling case, or a case involving the failure to file a CTR or CMIR, and a case involving a violation of 18 U.S.C. 1956, 1957, and 1960. The discussion will include the use of the fungible property statute, 18 U.S.C. 984, and the limitations imposed by the Excessive Fines Clause of the 8th Amendment. Please note that OLE is not sponsoring Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits for this training event. Also, USAMeeting can only be accessed from EOUSA offices and USAOs; therefore, those outside this community will not be able to view the training from their offices.The link to this USAMeeting will be provided to individuals who register in learnDOJ via an email notification that will be automatically generated following registration.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Karen Wilson - 803-705-5105
E-Mail: karen.wilson@usdoj.gov
34548
Active
Prerequisites:

Foundations of Leadership for DOJ Litigating Divisions

NOTE: You will be able to register for a scheduled offering of this course only after completing the Preregistration Survey. Prerequisites are listed under the Item Details.Foundations of Leadership (FOL) for DOJ Litigating Divisions is the introductory course in the Justice Leadership Institute (JLI) curriculum that establishes the groundwork for leadership development. The course addresses communication, personality and conflict, motivation, and leading change within the context of the challenges and opportunities participants identify during the course. Course instruction includes interactive presentations and peer collaboration. Participants complete two brief personal assessments: the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI, personality type) and Thomas-Killman Instrument (TKI, conflict handling). The purpose of this course is to provide a set of leadership skills which participants will practice during the course and can use to effectively address leadership challenges in their offices.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, September 8, 2014
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Gordie Prescott - 803-705-5139
E-Mail: gordie.prescott2@usdoj.gov
36390
Active
Washington, DC
Prerequisites:

Foundations of Leadership for Litigating Division Attorneys

NOTE: You will be able to register for a scheduled offering of this course only after completing the Preregistration Survey. Prerequisites are listed under the Item Details.Foundations of Leadership (FOL) for DOJ Litigating Divisions is the introductory course in the Justice Leadership Institute (JLI) curriculum that establishes the groundwork for leadership development. The course addresses relevant leadership principles as applied to real issues in the Department of Justice Litigating Divisions. Course instruction includes interactive presentations, facilitated discussion of case studies, and peer collaboration. Participants complete two brief personal assessments: the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI, personality type) and Thomas-Killman Instrument (TKI, conflict handling). The purpose of this course is to provide a set of leadership skills, which participants will practice during the course and can use in dealing with leadership challenges in their offices.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, February 10, 2014
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Gordie Prescott - (803) 705-5139
E-Mail: gordie.prescott2@usdoj.gov
32519
Active
Washington, DC
Monday, March 24, 2014
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Gordie Prescott - (803) 705-5139
E-Mail: gordie.prescott2@usdoj.gov
32645
Active
Washington, DC
Prerequisites:

Grand Jury Practice Seminar

This seminar is designed for prosecutors who present cases to the grand jury. Topics include grand jury mechanics, grand jury secrecy, interaction with the grand jury, grand jury strategy, acquisition of evidence, privileges, immunity, dealing with hostile/recalcitrant witnesses, multiple representation and conflicts of interest, use of the computer in organizing complex cases, and managing large document investigations.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Friday, January 10, 2014
Lynn Beard - (803) 705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
32526
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Grand Jury Tracking System (GJTS) Training

The Office of Legal Education (OLE) and the EOUSA Case Management Staff are pleased to announce the Grand Jury Tracking System (GJTS) Training for Grand Jury Coordinators and alternates. The GJTS is a web-based application which enables districts to perform all grand jury functions from a single integrated application. The hands-on training will include system-use via the United States Attorneys Office Applications Portal. Sessions will include review, management, searches and details of Grand Jury (GJ) cases and records; MS Outlook Calendar updates; forms completion; reporting of financial records; and reports related to GJ case information and subpoenas.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Friday, September 26, 2014
Michelle Mooney - 803-705-5257
E-Mail: michelle.mooney@usdoj.gov
42888
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Monday, September 29, 2014
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Michelle Mooney - 803-705-5257
E-Mail: michelle.mooney@usdoj.gov
42889
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Human Trafficking Seminar

This seminar is intended for Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) and Department of Justice attorneys who handle human trafficking cases and would like to enhance their understanding of current issues and challenges of human trafficking enforcement. United States Attorneys' offices' Human Trafficking Coordinators especially are encouraged to apply. The training will include in-depth discussions of effective strategies for identifying, investigating, and prosecuting human trafficking cases, including prosecutors' roles in planning successful enforcement operations; strategies for developing victim testimony; pretrial litigation strategies; effective trial presentation in human trafficking prosecutions; and sentencing issues. Both sex trafficking and labor trafficking cases will be discussed. The course will also include an ethics presentation. The training is for prosecutors. Law enforcement agents, nominated by AUSAs, may be considered if space is available.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Friday, March 21, 2014
Lynn Beard - (803) 705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
32589
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Indian Country Violent Crime Basics Seminar

NOTE: You will be able to register for a scheduled offering of this course only after completing the Preregistration Survey. Prerequisites are listed under the Item Details. The Indian Country Violent Crime Basics Seminar, hosted with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, is for newer prosecutors and police officers/investigators working violent crime cases in Indian Country. This basic survey course will feature lectures on Indian Country jurisdiction, evidence collection, child forensic interviewing, case preparation, and testifying in court.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, May 5, 2014
Friday, May 9, 2014
Leslie A. Hagen -
E-Mail: Leslie.Hagen3@usdoj.gov
32616
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Intelligence Specialists' Conference

The training will feature a variety of presentations and panel discussions on national security activities and legal issues, integrating innovative and best practices, while exposing Intelligence Specialists to the most current methods for information sharing, safeguarding civil liberties, and conducting unclassified and classified research. In keeping with the evolution of the Intelligence Specialist's responsibilities in the USAOs, attendees will also have the opportunity to discuss substantive issues with DOJ subject matter experts in areas such as international organized crime, material support, counter-proliferation, and illicit use of the internet. Presentations by prosecutors, agents, and intelligence community personnel involved in ongoing counterterrorism activity will round out the training.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, December 9, 2013
Friday, December 13, 2013
Tami Belair - (803) 705-5132
E-Mail: tami.belair@usdoj.gov
32521
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Intelligence Support to National Security Prosecutions Seminar

This seminar is open to all Intelligence Specialists within the United States Attorneys' offices and is designed to provide the attendees with the legal framework necessary to perform their jobs, focusing on Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and Classified Information Procedures Act (CIPA), discovery, Grand Jury, and other legal issues.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Friday, September 12, 2014
Tami Belair - 803-705-5132
E-Mail: tami.belair@usdoj.gov
32688
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Intermediate Bankruptcy Seminar

NOTE: You will be able to register for a scheduled offering of this course only after completing the Preregistration Survey. Prerequisites are listed under the Item Details.This is an intermediate/advanced course designed for experienced AUSAs, DOJ Attorneys, and agency counsel who have had substantial exposure to the practice of bankruptcy, as well as for attorneys who have participated in the prior basic and intermediate bankruptcy seminars. It will focus on current topics, discussions of various Chapter 11 issues including first day motions, Section 363 sales, tax issues, discharge litigation, student loan litigation, the relationship of bankruptcy to criminal forfeitures, and other more advanced bankruptcy principles. Participants who attended the Bankruptcy for Assistant United States Attorneys in Transitioning Districts Seminar, April 2-4, 2014, are eligible to attend. This seminar will include several breakouts for specific topics such as adversary proceedings to deny discharge, Family Farm cases (Chapter 12), and other specialized topics.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Friday, June 27, 2014
Tammy Campbell - (803) 705-5166
E-Mail: tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
32657
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Introduction to Asset Forfeiture for Attorneys and Support Staff Seminar

NOTE: You will be able to register for a scheduled offering of this course only after completing the Preregistration Survey. Prerequisites are listed under the Item Details. This seminar is an introduction to administrative, civil, and criminal asset forfeiture, and is designed for attorneys and support staff who handle or will be handling forfeiture matters on a routine basis. Attorneys and support staff with minimal experience working in asset forfeiture (i.e. less than three years) are encouraged to apply. Contract personnel may also be nominated.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Karen Wilson - 803-705-5105
E-Mail: karen.wilson@usdoj.gov
33802
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Introduction to Evidence for Criminal Litigators Seminar

This seminar will assist in sharpening the pretrial and trial evidence skills of attorneys with ten or less jury trials. The seminar will reinforce basic evidence principles in constitutional issues, admissibility, cross-examination/impeachment, relevance, character evidence, hearsay, and lay and expert opinions.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Friday, October 25, 2013
Brenda Hyatt - 803-705-5122
E-Mail: brenda.hyatt@usdoj.gov
32499
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Friday, June 13, 2014
Brenda Hyatt - 803-705-5122
E-Mail: brenda.hyatt@usdoj.gov
32627
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Introduction to Legal Citation and Legal Research for Support Staff Seminar

NOTE: You will be able to register for a scheduled offering of this course only after completing the Preregistration Survey. Prerequisites are listed under the Item Details. This four and one-half day course is designed to teach citation rules, cite checking, computerized research, bluebook style rules, and proofreading. It is intended to assist paralegals and legal assistants in the areas of legal citation and research who need to refine their skills. During the course, students will complete assignments demonstrating their ability to use proper citation to research and analyze legal topics. In order to complete these assignments, students will be required to log in to LexisNexis and/or Westlaw using the user name and password provided by their district. Note: This seminar is a prerequisite for the Legal Writing and Analysis for Support Staff Seminar.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, March 10, 2014
Friday, March 14, 2014
Michelle Mooney - (803) 705-5257
E-Mail: michelle.mooney@usdoj.gov
32588
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Monday, July 28, 2014
Friday, August 1, 2014
Michelle Mooney - 803-705-5257
E-Mail: michelle.mooney@usdoj.gov
32674
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Introduction to National Security Investigations and Prosecutions Seminar

This 2.5 day course is designed to provide a basic overview of national security law and practice for AUSAs and Intelligence Specialists who are new to national security. Topics will include Department policies governing national security matters; an overview of intelligence and criminal tools used in national security cases, including the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and the Classified Information Procedures Act; charging decisions/statutes used in national security cases; and the unique legal and ethical issues that arise in these cases. The seminar will be held at the SECRET classification level.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Friday, June 27, 2014
Tami Belair - (803) 705-5132
E-Mail: tami.belair@usdoj.gov
32632
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Investigating Material Support to Terrorism Training for Intelligence Specialists

This training is for all experience levels of Intelligence Specialists and is designed to provide a more detailed look at how intelligence contributes to investigating financial crimes related to terrorism.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, July 14, 2014
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Tami Belair - 803-705-5132
E-Mail: tami.belair@usdoj.gov
32664
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Investigation and Prosecution of Child Fatalities, Neglect, and Abuse Seminar

NOTE: You will be able to register for a scheduled offering of this course only after completing the Preregistration Survey. Prerequisites are listed under the Item Details. This seminar is for federal and tribal prosecutors, investigators, medical and mental health providers, social workers, and child protective services workers who investigate and prosecute Indian Country fatalities and neglect and abuse cases involving children. This training is also applicable to individuals who investigate and prosecute child fatalities, neglect, and abuse cases on military bases and other federal enclaves. This course will offer participants knowledge and skills necessary to investigate and prosecute complex cases involving children through presentations by national experts in medicine, forensic investigation, and prosecution. The following topics will be addressed: federal jurisdiction and mandatory reporting statutes, causes of abuse-related injuries and death, medical evidence in severe abuse and neglect, interview and interrogation, scene investigation, effective prosecution strategies, countering defense strategies, and evidence collection and documentation.This is an advanced level course. Because of the subject matter to be covered, participants will be discussing and viewing graphic photographs related to child abuse, child neglect, and child homicide. All individuals registering for this course should consider their personal ability in handling the course topics and related materials.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, July 14, 2014
Friday, July 18, 2014
Leslie A. Hagen -
E-Mail: Leslie.Hagen3@usdoj.gov
32667
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Investigation and Prosecution of Indian Country Criminal Enterprises

This training is designed for federal and tribal investigators and prosecutors who work criminal enterprise--primarily gang and drug-- cases in Indian country. This training will cover applicable federal statutes, an overview of gangs in Indian country, ground and air surveillance techniques, utilization of technical equipment, source development, undercover operations, OCDETF Fusion Centers, Project Pinpoint, and an overview of the FBI's Safe Trails Task Force program. Training officers/SACs/SSRAs are invited to nominate individuals from their division or department who would benefit from this training opportunity.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Friday, January 10, 2014
Delores McCarter - (803) 705-5123
E-Mail: delores.mccarter@usdoj.gov
32527
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

JTN Show: Government Purchase Card (GPC) Training

The Office of Legal Education (OLE) will sponsor a live JTN show on August 13, 2014, from 9:005:00 p.m. EDT. This training will be led by Michele Spencer, Justice Management Division (JMD), and is for current and future GPC holders who do not possess a Delegation of Procurement Authority (DPA) as a Contracting Officer. This training can be taken in lieu of the GSA SmartPay on-line training. Students will learn the requirements and appropriate use of GPC cards. Specifically, the training will cover the JMD Purchase Card Program, participants involved in the program, how to remain a player in the program, purchase card authorities, federal and agency regulations, using the GPC, checks and balances, and PaymentNet. Attendees will be able to submit questions via email during the presentation.NOTE: This show will be recorded and available in learnDOJ for later viewing.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Sharon Owusu - 803-705-5133
E-Mail: sharon.owusu@usdoj.gov
42589
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

LAW PreDiscovery ESI Processing Basics and Introduction to IPRO Premium Scan Seminar

NOTE: You will be able to register for a scheduled offering of this course only after completing the Preregistration Survey. Prerequisites are listed under the Item Details. This course will cover the fundamental skills needed to process basic electronically stored information (ESI) using LAW PreDiscovery (LAW). Participants will learn how to import ESI into LAW, learn about some of LAW's most commonly used Electronic Discovery (ED) Loader settings, learn how to TIFF standard files, learn how to perform optical character recognition (OCR), be exposed to basic quality assurance techniques using LAW's grid, and learn how to generate a couple of the most commonly used export formats. LAW is a complex and multi-faceted product. This course will introduce participants to LAW, but will only cover some of LAW's features, functionality, and settings. The course will also introduce participants to IPRO Premium Scan. Participants will learn how IPRO Premium Scan can be used in lieu of IPRO eScan-IT for hard copy scanning. The target audience for this course is Litigation Technology Specialists. Please note, this is not a LAW certification course. Priority will be given to those who have not previously completed a LAW certification course at the National Advocacy Center. Since this is not a LAW certification course, participants will be expected to view a series of videos before attending the course.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, July 14, 2014
Friday, July 18, 2014
Michelle Mooney - 803-705-5257
E-Mail: michelle.mooney@usdoj.gov
41776
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Monday, September 8, 2014
Friday, September 12, 2014
Michelle Mooney - 803-705-5257
E-Mail: michelle.mooney@usdoj.gov
42590
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Legal Issues for USAO Managers Seminar

This seminar is designed to train USAO managers on a wide variety of management issues including handling misconduct, discipline, performance, and leave issues, as well as responding to requests for reasonable accommodations, and USAO responsibilities in equal employment opportunity matters. The course will also include guidance on exercising leadership in management. Completion of this training meets the Office of Personnel Management standards set in 2009 and the USAM 3-4.410 for supervisory and management training. These standards require that agencies provide training within one year of an employees initial appointment to a supervisory position and follow up periodically, but at least once every three years, by providing each supervisor and manager additional training on the use of appropriate actions, options, and strategies to (1) mentor employees, (2) improve employee performance and productivity, (3) conduct employee performance appraisals in accordance with agency appraisal systems, and (4) identify and assist employees with unacceptable performance.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Karen Wilson - 803-705-5105
E-Mail: karen.wilson@usdoj.gov
32680
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Legal Writing and Analysis for Support Staff Seminar

NOTE: You will be able to register for a scheduled offering of this course only after completing the Preregistration Survey. Prerequisites are listed under the Item Details. This four and one-half day course is designed for paralegals and legal assistants who use legal writing and analysis in their jobs and need to refine their skills. Students may be provided in advance with a list of required reading to be completed prior to attending the course. During the course, students will complete assignments demonstrating their legal writing and analysis skills. Although there will be time provided during the course to work on these assignments, homework will be necessary. Nominees for this course must have completed the Introduction to Legal Citation and Research Seminar (or the former Legal Skills for Legal Assistants and Paralegals Seminar) and the Legal Research and Analysis Seminar or its equivalent (e.g. a Paralegal Certificate).

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, December 16, 2013
Friday, December 20, 2013
Michelle Mooney - (803) 705-5257
E-Mail: michelle.mooney@usdoj.gov
32524
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Legal Writing for Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Attorneys and Paralegals

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Friday, November 1, 2013
Doreen Smith - 803-705-5152
E-Mail: doreen.f.smith@usdoj.gov
33799
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Tammy Campbell - 803-705-5166
E-Mail: tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
33800
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Leveraging Technology to Assist Attorneys with Electronically Stored Information (ESI) Requirements

The target audience for this seminar is Civil and Criminal Assistant United States Attorneys who want a better understanding of how using Litigation Technology applications available at the United States Attorneys' offices (USAOs) can improve case management, reduce production errors and problems, and increase efficiency and effectiveness of document review. During this course, students will learn basic terminology for understanding the E-Discovery process and developing appropriate discovery plans for electronically stored information (ESI). Students will also learn what various options are available to the districts for processing paper and ESI discovery; how to work with technical personnel at the initial case design meeting; what critical decisions attorneys must make during processing of hard copy documents and ESI; what the capabilities and limitations are (from an attorneys point of view) of the litigation support software applications available at the USAOs; and how to make effective use of PowerPoint presentations. Participants will also be given hands-on demonstrations of Concordance, IPRO, CaseMap, Relativity, TimeMap, and Sanction II. This is a basic course and no prior knowledge of the above-mentioned software is required. CLE credit will be available for this seminar.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Friday, April 25, 2014
Michelle Mooney - (803) 705-5257
E-Mail: michelle.mooney@usdoj.gov
32489
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Media Training for United States Attorneys

The workshop will provide training via open discussions, hands-on exercises, and interactive panel discussions in order to prepare United States Attorneys for the responsibility of communicating with the public through the news media. Training topics will include Department of Justice Media Guidelines, Stand-up Interview and News Conference Techniques, Social Media, and Web Interaction. Practical exercises will include stand-up interviews and mock press conferences. Interactive panel discussions will include representatives from the Department of Justice's Office of Public Affairs as well as members of the news media. The format of the workshop is conducive to a small group of attendees and the class size will be limited.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, September 22, 2014
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Gordie Prescott - 803-705-5139
E-Mail: gordie.prescott2@usdoj.gov
42270
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Motion Practice and Brief Writing for Civil Attorneys Seminar

This Motion Practice and Brief Writing for Civil Attorneys Seminar will cover dispositive and non-dispositive motions, with a particular focus on summary judgment. Topics include motion planning, strategic considerations in filing motions, effective structure and organization, constructing artful declarations, statements of fact, reply brief strategy, and oral argument as well as systematic approaches to summary judgment in a Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) case. Model case materials utilized in this seminar are premised upon an FTCA action. The method of instruction includes lecture, independent study, and writing assignments. Each student will be expected to submit a writing assignment, one month in advance of the course, for faculty review and individual editing assistance. The assignment will require participants to review model case materials and draft portions of motions prior to arriving at the National Advocacy Center. The program will culminate in videotaped oral argument before federal judges. Important Note: A pre-course writing assignment is required of the participants selected to attend. Approving officials should allow participants sufficient time to devote to the course requirements. Last minute cancellations directly impact other participants in this course. Please notify the course contact sooner than later should a cancellation be necessary.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Friday, April 4, 2014
Doreen Smith - (803) 705-5152
E-Mail: doreen.f.smith@usdoj.gov
32595
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

NSD Office of Intelligence and FBI National Security Law Branch New Attorney Training

No description available at this time.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Tami Belair - (803) 705-5132
E-Mail: tami.belair@usdoj.gov
32512
Active
Washington, DC
Prerequisites:

Narcotics Seminar

This course, designed for Assistant United States Attorneys with fewer than five drug trials, will focus on the fundamentals of investigating and prosecuting a federal narcotics case. It will address legal and practical issues from the initial stages of an investigation through the appeal process, including topics such as developing and using cooperating witnesses, surveillance, charging decisions, financial investigations and asset forfeiture, multi-district cases, sentencing, and appellate issues. The emerging issues of synthetic drugs, pill mills, and internet pharmacies will be addressed. This course will have one ethics credit.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, October 28, 2013
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Tammy Campbell - 803-705-5166
E-Mail: tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
32596
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

National Security Cyber Specialists' Training

This training is for the designated National Security Cyber Specialists (NSCS) in each of the United States Attorneys' offices and the National Security Cyber representatives in the Departments National Security Division and Criminal Division. The presentations will focus on the complex technical, legal, and jurisdictional challenges that cyber threat cases present. The training will be held at the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) in McLean, Virginia. All attendees must have a current TS/SCI clearance with the tickets SI, TK, G, and HCS in order to attend. Please contact your District Office Security Manager (DOSM) prior to completing the nomination process and have them verify your clearance. No additional action is required of you or your DOSM if your clearance is current and is at the appropriate level. The Office of Legal Education will certify your clearance to the NCTC.Due to the high expense and complicated logistics of this training, attendees will be required to attend ALL sessions of the training.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
Tami Belair - 803-705-5132
E-Mail: tami.belair@usdoj.gov
32500
Active
McLean, VA
Prerequisites:

National Security Symposium on Advanced FISA and CIPA Issues

The National Security Symposium on Advanced Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and Classified Information Procedures Act (CIPA) Issues is held at an intermediate to advanced level and is designed for Assistant United States Attorneys and Department of Justice Attorneys who want to learn more about using evidence in litigation that is obtained through use of FISA or evidence that is otherwise classified. The 1.5 day symposium will focus on FISA litigation issues and on the use of CIPA to protect FISA and other classified information. Most topics in the symposium will be presented by use of scenarios to ensure an understanding of the context in which these issues arise and to generate interactive discussions from those who have encountered these issues.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, September 8, 2014
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Tami Belair - 803-705-5132
E-Mail: tami.belair@usdoj.gov
32686
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

National Security Symposium on Counterintelligence, Export Control, and Counterproliferation

This symposium will provide an introduction to national security investigations and prosecutions involving counterintelligence, export control, and counter proliferation. While the symposium will introduce the fundamentals of federal criminal law in all of these areas, it will focus primarily on helping prosecutors gain a better understanding of how export enforcement and proliferation investigations are conducted including the roles and authorities of ICE; FBI; the Departments of State, Treasury, Commerce, and Defense; and the Intelligence Community. The symposium will include case studies by experienced Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) and Counterespionage (CES) trial attorneys to show how these prosecutors have tackled the challenging and sophisticated issues that arise in these cases.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Friday, January 24, 2014
Tami Belair - (803) 705-5132
E-Mail: tami.belair@usdoj.gov
32531
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Natural Resource Law for Litigators Seminar

NOTE: You will be able to register for a scheduled offering of this course only after completing the Preregistration Survey. Prerequisites are listed under the Item Details.The 2.5 day seminar is designed to provide experienced litigators, from both United States Attorneys' offices and Main Justice, with a solid foundation in natural resource law. The course will first address the cornerstone natural resource statutes such as the National Environmental Policy Act, the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the National Historic Preservation Act, and will address how these statutes and others guide agency planning in the context of addressing competing interests for federal lands and other natural resources. Through the use of mixed teaching methods--combining lecture, small group discussion, and breakout groups--the course will provide both substantive instruction as well as litigation strategy and practice tips. Breakout sessions will include interactive presentations tailored to the participants' practices.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Friday, June 13, 2014
Tammy Campbell - 803-705-5166
E-Mail: tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
35824
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Negotiation and Mediation Seminar

NOTE: You will be able to register for a scheduled offering of this course only after completing the Preregistration Survey. Prerequisites are listed under the Item Details. This is an interactive skills course designed to cover both the theory and practice of a variety of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) processes and negotiation, with a special emphasis on mediation. The focus will be on strategic use of ADR in both case management and settlement. There will be lectures and practical exercises involving role plays and feedback.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Tammy Campbell - (803) 705-5166
E-Mail: tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
32607
Active
Washington, DC
Prerequisites:

OLE Faculty Development Workshop and Symposium

NOTE: You will be able to register for a scheduled offering of this course only after completing the Preregistration Survey. Prerequisites are listed under the Item Details.This course is designed for current and future OLE/DOJ faculty who will be instructing for residential and distance learning courses. The purpose of this training is to sharpen skills in developing and delivering effective and engaging instruction for OLE courses and other training. Course attendees will refine their individual presentation skills by incorporating new ideas about learning and instructional design and receiving feedback from instructors and colleagues. Specifically, course attendees will: (1) develop objectives, activities, content, and structure for a future presentation; (2) connect with an audience by delivering an effective presentation opening and framework; and (3) develop supporting materials using principles of multimedia learning and design. Attendees will work with their own individual presentations that they will prepare and bring with them to the training.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Friday, January 10, 2014
Angela Dooley - 803-705-5077
E-Mail: angela.dooley@usdoj.gov
34394
Active
Washington, DC
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Angela Dooley - 803-705-5077
E-Mail: angela.dooley@usdoj.gov
41985
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Privacy Act and Privacy Compliance Requirements for Privacy Attorneys and Professionals

This training will include an overview of the Privacy Act, an overview of the Department's privacy compliance process, and a session on privacy reporting requirements. This training is open to federal government employees only and registration is required. To register for the training, please e-mail your name to OPCL's Program Specialist, Pam Moye, at Pam.Moye@usdoj.gov. In the subject line, please mention "OPCL privacy training." If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Moye at (202) 514-0208.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Pam Moye - (202) 514-0208
E-Mail: pam.moye@usdoj.gov
34874
Active
Washington, DC
Prerequisites:

Project Safe Childhood Advanced Online Child Exploitation Seminar

NOTE: You will be able to register for a scheduled offering of this course only after completing the Preregistration Survey. Prerequisites are listed under the Item Details.The first day of this seminar will be optional. Monday, June 16, 2014, will be dedicated to basic online child exploitation crimes topics including federal child exploitation statutes, computer forensics fundamentals, an overview of technologies used by offenders, and search and seizure issues. The remainder of the seminar will address the most current challenges in federal child exploitation cases and help prosecutors effectively prepare, present, and argue the government's case.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, June 16, 2014
Friday, June 20, 2014
Lynn Beard - 803-705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
36011
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Public Corruption Seminar

This seminar is intended for federal prosecutors who investigate and prosecute corruption cases. Topics to be covered include initiating investigations, developing sources of information, the predication of targets, proactive investigation issues, overt and historic investigation issues, charging decisions, Garrity issues, discovery issues, trial issues and common defenses, and law enforcement corruption.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Lynn Beard - (803) 705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
32582
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Public Information Officers Media Training

This 2.5 day course is designed for those serving in the role of the Public Information Officer (PIO) with no prior formal media training. The agenda will be devoted to basic media training to include instruction on media relations terms, press release writing, social media, print and on-camera interview techniques, activities associated with a professional news conference, and how to work with the media and communicate your United States Attorney's message through a variety of platforms. The interactive portion includes a news conference exercise that puts the PIO in front of the camera to better understand the dynamics associated with delivering a message and responding to questions from the news media.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Gordie Prescott - 803-705-5139
E-Mail: gordie.prescott2@usdoj.gov
35646
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Restitution 101 Training for Assistant United States Attorneys

This one-day course is designed for any Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) (e.g. Criminal, Civil, Asset Forfeiture, Financial Litigation) who is actively involved in the investigation and prosecution of cases in which restitution is awarded. It will provide a working overview and basic understanding of the applicable statutes for the consideration, calculation, and imposition of restitution. Information will be presented through lectures and panel discussions with a focus on the Mandatory Victims Restitution Act including the responsibilities of the government, probation offices, courts, and victims; considerations when making charging decisions; identifying victims; calculating losses; and restitution-friendly plea agreements. This is also a great opportunity for new AUSAs or those who want to increase their restitution knowledge to help maximize restitution for victims of federal crime. There will be an advanced restitution course offered August 27-28, 2014, entitled Restitution Enforcement Strategies Training for AUSAs. This advanced course will require a separate enrollment request in learnDOJ (see scheduled offering number 42419). Restitution 101 participants are not required to attend the advanced Restitution Enforcement Strategies Training for AUSAs; however, Financial Litigation AUSAs are strongly encouraged to enroll in this advanced course. Please note that attending the Restitution 101 Training for AUSAs is not a prerequisite to attending the Restitution Enforcement Strategies Training for AUSAs.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Karen Wilson - 803-705-5105
E-Mail: karen.wilson@usdoj.gov
42418
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Restitution Enforcement Strategies Training for Assistant United States Attorneys

This two-day course is designed for Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) who are assigned to the Financial Litigation programs in the United States Attorneys offices (USAOs). This advanced course will focus on strategies for the practical and effective enforcement of restitution judgments. As many USAOs have implemented individual office initiatives to maximize restitution recoveries for victims of federal crime, different approaches to enforcement have been discovered and developed through coordination efforts within the USAOs as well as with other Department of Justice (DOJ) components, federal agencies, and private sector professionals. Information will be presented in lectures, panel discussions, and breakout groups with a focus on developing practical approaches to the collection of restitution including coordinating collection efforts within the USAO, working with the U.S. Marshals Service and the private sector (i.e. realtors and auctioneers), and issuing post-judgment enforcement actions. This course will also provide opportunities to discuss the latest developments in restitution case law and efforts by DOJ and the Executive Office for United States Attorneys to assist with financial litigation programs nationwide. There will be a basic restitution course offered on August 26, 2014, entitled Restitution 101 Training for AUSAs. Any AUSA interested in participating in this basic course must complete a separate enrollment request in learnDOJ (see scheduled offering number 42418). Please note that nominees enrolling in the advanced Restitution Enforcement Strategies Training for AUSAs are not required to attend the basic course, Restitution 101 Training for AUSAs.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Karen Wilson - 803-705-5105
E-Mail: karen.wilson@usdoj.gov
42419
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) Control Officers' Training

This course prepares SCIF Control Officers (SCOs) and Alternate SCIF Control Officers to perform SCO functions within the USAO and the Department of Justice. The course will cover new and/or updated policies and procedures issued by the Director of National Intelligence, other Intelligence Community agencies, EOUSA Security and Emergency Management Staff, and Regional Security Specialists. Students will gain knowledge of directives and organizations governing the use and protection of SCI and be able to apply them to their daily security functions as SCIF Control Officers in a Non-Intelligence Community Agency. The course will be taught in an interactive environment to motivate students to strive to attain the most effective security program for the USAO community.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Friday, February 21, 2014
Tami Belair - (803) 705-5132
E-Mail: tami.belair@usdoj.gov
32493
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Sentencing Guidelines Seminar

NOTE: You will be able to register for a scheduled offering of this course only after completing the Preregistration Survey. Prerequisites are listed under the Item Details.This introductory course is designed to teach new federal prosecutors the principles governing federal sentencing outlined at 18 U.S.C. ? 3553, including the correct application of the sentencing guidelines. Members of the Sentencing Commission staff will discuss application issues contained in the Guidelines Manual. Participants will then have an opportunity to apply the guidelines in a small group setting, working with experienced Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs). The factors at 18 U.S.C. ? 3553(a), which ultimately guide the court in establishing an appropriate sentence, will also be discussed. This course is open to AUSAs and Division attorneys and also to Special Assistant United States Attorneys (SAUSAs) who are nominated by their districts. This course will also include ethics credit.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Friday, July 11, 2014
Tammy Campbell - 803-705-5165
E-Mail: tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
32661
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners' Expert Witness Training

The United States Department of Justice's National Indian Country Training Initiative, in partnership with the International Association of Forensic Nurses, is pleased to announce the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners' Expert Witness Training. Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) are specialists in one of the most well-known fields within the field of forensic nursing. Many prosecutors are comfortable using forensic nurses to testify to the facts of a case. However, forensic nurses are often overlooked as accessible expert witnesses. Prosecutors can use forensic nursing expert testimony to educate the jury on the characteristics of battered individuals (to include minimizing and recanting, mechanisms of injury and wounds) and to inform the jury why there may be an absence of injury. Forensic nurses can also assist prosecutors by reviewing medical records prior to trial and identifying relevant portions of the documentation.This training is designed for SANEs interested in providing expert testimony. This class is also designed for prosecutors assigned to sexual assault and domestic violence cases who want to learn more about the effective use of a SANE as an expert witness in their cases. Priority admission will go to those medical providers working on cases arising in Indian Country. This class has a mock trial component. Prosecutors and a SANE(s) who work cases together are encouraged to register as a team.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Leslie A. Hagen -
E-Mail: Leslie.Hagen3@usdoj.gov
32520
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Specialized Natural Resource Law Seminar

NOTE: You will be able to register for a scheduled offering of this course only after completing the Preregistration Survey. Prerequisites are listed under the Item Details.This one day seminar is designed for attorneys who are looking to expand an already significant knowledge base in the natural resource law arena. Participants will delve into the nuances of complex defensive litigation in such diverse subject areas as water and reclamation law, Fifth Amendment takings, and Indian law. Small breakout sessions will address such cutting-edge issues as constructing renewable energy projects on public lands. NOTE: Those attending this seminar will be expected to stay for the following 2.5 day (Wednesday through Friday) Natural Resource Law for Litigators Seminar.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Tammy Campbell - 803-705-5166
E-Mail: tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
35823
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

The Investigation and Prosecution of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Crimes in Indian Country

The National Indian Country Training Initiative is pleased to announce a training titled The Investigation and Prosecution of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Crimes in Indian Country. The training will be held August 19-21, 2014, at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina. Travel and lodging accommodations will be provided by the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Legal Education. This training is designed for federal and tribal investigators, prosecutors, and victim witness personnel who work domestic violence and sexual assault cases in Indian country and will focus on cases with adult and adolescent victims. The training will cover applicable federal assault and sexual assault statues, interviewing victims and suspects, implementation of Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA 2013), trial issues including pre-trial motions, the use of expert testimony, and common defenses.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Leslie A. Hagen -
E-Mail: Leslie.Hagen3@usdoj.gov
42461
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Title III Seminar

This seminar is designed for AUSAs, SAUSAs, and DOJ attorneys of all experience levels who are interested in learning more about the evolving case law and issues that arise in Title III investigations. Topics will include a summary of current law and an overview of the Title III statute by members of the Office of Enforcement Operations, in addition to direction on writing a good Title III affidavit, effectively managing the wiretap, obtaining location information on wireless telephones, handling common suppression issues, obtaining and implementing a roving Title III, and using Title III evidence at trial. No ethics session will be offered.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Friday, January 24, 2014
Lynn Beard - (803) 705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
32530
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
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Top Ten Tricks for SAR and Money Laundering Cases (USAMeeting)

The Office of Legal Education (OLE) and the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section (AFMLS) will hold a USAMeeting training session on March 27, 2014, from 2:00  3:00 p.m. EDT. This USAMeeting is for personnel involved in SAR review teams or taskforces including AUSAs, agents, analysts, and TFOs. While the training is designed for those who have not attended the basic SAR Review Team Training at the NAC, some of the information shared may benefit those with more experience. AUSA Mary Kruger, Northern District of Georgia, will share her practical experience prosecuting SAR and money laundering cases. Please note that OLE is not sponsoring Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit for this training event. Also, USAMeeting can only be accessed from EOUSA/USAOs; therefore, those outside this community will not be able to view the training from their offices.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Karen Wilson - 803-705-5105
E-Mail: karen.wilson@usdoj.gov
35674
Active
Prerequisites:

Training for Experienced EEO Counselors and Investigators

NOTE: You will be able to register for a scheduled offering of this course only after completing the Preregistration Survey. Prerequisites are listed under the Item Details. This course is designed to satisfy the eight-hour training requirement for individuals who serve as collateral duty counselors and investigators with the Executive Office for United States Attorneys' (EOUSA) Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Staff's program. Participants will learn the current case law, practice trends, and directives for performing their collateral duty assignments. Additionally, participants will actively engage in practical skills segments that will further develop their counseling/investigative skills and techniques.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Friday, February 21, 2014
Terry Fox - (803) 705-5148
E-Mail: theresa.fox@usdoj.gov
34271
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
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Tribal Liaison, Tribal SAUSA, and Indian Country AUSA Training

This seminar is designed for both new and experienced Tribal Liaisons, Tribal SAUSAs, and AUSAs who prosecute Indian Country criminal cases. Lectures will address significant public safety issues currently confronting tribal communities and the federal government's response to these issues.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Friday, March 7, 2014
Leslie A. Hagen -
E-Mail: Leslie.Hagen3@usdoj.gov
32583
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
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USAMeeting: How Can Economic Sanctions Further Your Criminal Case?

The Office of Legal Education (OLE) and the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section (AFMLS) will hold a USAMeeting for AUSAs who have foreign targets and businesses involved in their cases. This USAMeeting, "How Can Economic Sanctions Further Your Criminal Case?" will be held on June 26, 2014, from 3:00-4:15 p.m. EDT. The Treasury Departments Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) administers economic sanctions for the United States across all programs, including narcotics trafficking and transnational organized crime. Michael T. Parker, a Sanctions Investigator with OFAC who is now a Trial Attorney with the Criminal Division, will demonstrate how using economic sanctions can extend the impact of your case and possibly lead to additional asset forfeitures in the United States. If you thought you knew everything about economic sanctions, think again!Please note that OLE is not sponsoring Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits for this training event.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Karen Wilson - 803-705-5105
E-Mail: karen.wilson@usdoj.gov
42297
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
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USAMeeting: Concordance (Fifth Installment)

The Office of Legal Education (OLE) and the Litigation Technology Help Desk (LTHD) will host a USAMeeting training session on May 22, 2014, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT. This fifth installment of Concordance 10 USAMeeting training series, which will be led by Anthony Bellino from the LTHD, will focus on productions. This session will cover the different types of productions (Native, Tiff Image, PDF, etc.), as well as how to isolate and prepare production materials for exporting from Concordance 10 into IPRO View. NOTE: This meeting will be recorded and posted on the LTHD's site for those unable to attend.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Sharon Owusu - 803-705-5133
E-Mail: sharon.owusu@usdoj.gov
41986
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
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USAMeeting: Concordance 10 (Sixth Installment)

The Office of Legal Education (OLE) and the Litigation Technology Help Desk (LTHD) will host a USAMeeting training session on August 14, 2014, from 2:003:00 p.m. EDT. This sixth installment of Concordance 10USAMeeting training series, led by Anthony Bellino from the LTHD, will focus on productions. This session will cover creating a Native/Tiff production consisting of a Concordance Load File, an IPRO Load File, Natives, Images, and OCR Text, as well as how to use the data exported during production to create new Concordance and IPRO Production Databases. NOTE: This meeting will be recorded and posted on the LTHD's site for those unable to attend.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Sharon Owusu - 803-705-5133
E-Mail: sharon.owusu@usdoj.gov
42679
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
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USAMeeting: LAW PreDiscovery (Fourth Installment)

The Office of Legal Education (OLE) and the Litigation Technology Help Desk (LTHD) will host a USAMeeting training session on July 24, 2014, from 2:003:00 p.m. EDT. This fourth installment of the LAW USAMeeting training series, led by Anthony Bellino from the LTHD, will focus on exports. This session will cover basic export settings for Relativity, IPRO, Concordance, and PDF (including searchable PDFs).NOTE: This meeting will be recorded and posted on the LTHD's site for those unable to attend.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Sharon Owusu - 803-705-5133
E-Mail: sharon.owusu@usdoj.gov
42678
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
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USAMeeting: LAW PreDiscovery (Second Installment)

The Office of Legal Education (OLE) and the Litigation Technology Help Desk (LTHD) will hold a USAMeeting training session on May 8, 2014, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT. This second installment, which will be led by Sue Abraham from the LTHD, will cover the basics of using the LAW Electronic Discovery Loader (LAW ED Loader). The LAW ED Loader is used to import multiple types of electronic discovery including mail stores, Outlook folders, file system folders, individually selected files, and files by file list. NOTE: This meeting will be recorded and posted on the LTHD's site for those unable to attend.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Sharon Owusu - 803-705-5133
E-Mail: sharon.owusu@usdoj.gov
41789
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
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USAMeeting: LAW PreDiscovery (Third Installment)

The Office of Legal Education (OLE) and the Litigation Technology Help Desk (LTHD) will hold a USAMeeting training session on June 19, 2014, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT. This third installment, which will be led by Anthony Bellino from the LTHD, will focus on Using the Grid, Batch Processing, and Batch Updating in LAW PreDiscovery. We will also provide a quick recap of our previous session and cover working with the grid view, as well as when to use batch updating and how to use the batch processing feature. NOTE: This meeting will be recorded and posted on the LTHD's site for those unable to attend.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Sharon Owusu - 803-705-5133
E-Mail: sharon.owusu@usdoj.gov
42420
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
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USAMeeting: Relativity (Fifth Installment)

The Office of Legal Education (OLE) and the Litigation Technology Help Desk (LTHD) will hold a USAMeeting training session on July 10, 2014, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT. This fifth installment of the Relativity USAMeeting series, led by Shetal Mehta from the LTHD, will focus on using and creating persistent highlight sets, as well as using search term reports.NOTE: This meeting will be recorded and posted on the LTHD's site for those unable to attend.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Sharon Owusu - 803-705-5133
E-Mail: sharon.owusu@usdoj.gov
42680
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
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USAMeeting: Using Forfeiture to Help Victims of Crime

The Office of Legal Education (OLE) and the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section (AFMLS) will host a USAMeeting for asset forfeiture attorneys, support staff, and any other United States Attorneys offices' personnel who would like to familiarize themselves with using asset forfeiture to aid victims of crime. One of the purposes of asset forfeiture is to return assets to the victims of a crime. AFMLS Deputy Assistant Chief Jennifer Bickford will explain how to ensure victims of crime are properly notified of the victim compensation process and subsequently compensated in the most efficient and effective manner. The benefits of using forfeiture to seize and restrain assets and the methods for returning those assets to the victims of crime (remission, restoration, and restitution) will be discussed. This presentation will be similar to the one given at the April 2014 Introduction to Asset Forfeiture Seminar at the National Advocacy Center. Please note that OLE is not sponsoring Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits for this training event.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Karen Wilson - 803-705-5105
E-Mail: karen.wilson@usdoj.gov
42960
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
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Understanding Corporate Structure for Prosecuting Financial Fraud Seminar

This class is designed to teach prosecutors the basics of business management that is needed to analyze and prosecute corporate fraud cases and other cases that arise in the business sector. Emphasis will be placed on providing a framework for investigating and prosecuting cases arising from allegations of business malfeasance. The course will include an overview of the business sector and will address raising business capital, financial accounting, and relevant governmental regulation. It will also include case studies that will demonstrate the application of information taught in the course to actual business fraud cases.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Friday, May 2, 2014
Tami Belair - (803) 705-5132
E-Mail: tami.belair@usdoj.gov
32609
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Understanding and Working with Child and Adolescent Victims

NOTE: You will be able to register for a scheduled offering of this course only after completing the Preregistration Survey. Prerequisites are listed under the Item Details.This course is for victim witness personnel with over two years of experience working with victims and will focus on the complex challenges encountered when assisting minor victims of child pornography, domestic prostitution of children, travel for sex with children, and other types of cases with minor victims and witnesses. As a result of this training, participants will: (1) demonstrate a better understanding of the responsibility and limitations of working with child and adolescent victims, (2) interpret and apply laws in relation to minor victims, (3) better coordinate with other agencies and non-governmental organizations, and (4) identify and recognize how children process trauma and tailor assistance based on the age of victims. In addition, this course will offer sessions relating to the core responsibilities of victim-witness personnel and administering an effective victim-witness program, such as current policies and emerging trends in victim services and discovery issues. Accepted participants will be required to view two previously recorded JTN videos prior to attendance.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Friday, March 21, 2014
Terry Fox - (803) 705-5148
E-Mail: theresa.fox@usdoj.gov
32590
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
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United States Army Sexual Assault Trial Advocacy Training

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, July 21, 2014
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Delores McCarter - 803-705-5123
E-Mail: delores.mccarter@usdoj.gov
34406
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
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Webinar: Increasing Persuasiveness Using Visual Support

The Office of Legal Education (OLE) will hold a Webinar training session on June 24, 2014, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. EDT. This lecture, which will be led by Ryan H. Flax of A2L Consulting, will focus on the importance of and keys to increasing persuasiveness by using visual support in the courtroom and in any situation where an argument is to be presented to an audience. Mr. Flax will walk the class through the science behind visual persuasion and the essential rules to follow when developing or overseeing the development of such visual support. NOTE: This webinar will be recorded and available in learnDOJ for those unable to attend.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Tammy Campbell - 803-705-5166
E-Mail: tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
42253
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
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Working with Victims of Violent and Civil Rights Crimes Seminar

NOTE: You will be able to register for a scheduled offering of this course only after completing the Preregistration Survey. Prerequisites are listed under the Item Details. This course will focus on violent crime, including violent crime in Indian country, and criminal civil rights prosecutions, such as hate crime and human trafficking, with a focus on labor trafficking and foreign victims. Course participants will gain a deeper understanding of the effects hate crime has on individual victims and the community as a whole, develop skills to improve outreach and strengthen relationships in Indian country, and explore the complexities of assisting foreign human trafficking victims through the federal criminal justice process. Additionally, this course will contain sessions relating to the core responsibilities of victim witness personnel and administering an effective Victim-Witness program, such as current policies, emerging trends in victim services, and discovery issues.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Friday, November 15, 2013
Terry Fox - 803-705-5148
E-Mail: theresa.fox@usdoj.gov
32509
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
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