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, March 17, 2015
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Karen Wilson - 803-705-5105
E-Mail: karen.wilson@usdoj.gov
43184
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Karen Wilson - 803-705-5105
E-Mail: karen.wilson@usdoj.gov
44778
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Karen Wilson - 803-705-5105
E-Mail: karen.wilson@usdoj.gov
43182
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Acquisition Management Training for Contracting Officers

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, April 27, 2015
Friday, May 1, 2015
Terry Fox - 803-705-5148
E-Mail: theresa.fox@usdoj.gov
43301
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Monday, August 17, 2015
Friday, August 21, 2015
Terry Fox - 803-705-5148
E-Mail: theresa.fox@usdoj.gov
43302
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Addressing Victims' Needs in Human Trafficking Cases 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 Victim-Witness personnel who assist victims of human trafficking. Commercial sex trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world and is a significant problem in the United States. United States Attorneys offices are seeing an increase in human trafficking cases and staff are faced with the difficult task of addressing victims needs while managing complex legal aspects of these cases. Course participants will gain a deeper understanding of the different types of human trafficking, the dynamics of human trafficking to include recruitment and lifestyle, difficulties faced during prosecution, victim advocacy in the courtroom, as well as how to address the unique needs of both foreign and domestic victims.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Terry Fox - 803-705-5148
E-Mail: theresa.fox@usdoj.gov
43291
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Advanced Affirmative Civil Enforcement Training for Attorneys

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Karen Wilson - 803-705-5105
E-Mail: karen.wilson@usdoj.gov
43687
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Advanced CDCS: Financial Transaction Strategies Seminar

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Friday, August 28, 2015
Michelle Mooney - 803-705-5257
E-Mail: michelle.mooney@usdoj.gov
43290
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Advanced FOIA Seminar

This training is open to federal government employees only and registration is required. To register for the training, please e-mail your name to OIPs Training Officer, Bertina Adams Cleveland, at DOJ.OIP.FOIA@usdoj.gov. In the subject line, please specify the name of the course and the date you wish to attend the training. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Adams at (202) 514-1010.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Bertina Adams - 202-616-5456
E-Mail: bertina.adams@usdoj.gov
45439
Active
Washington, DC
Prerequisites:

Advanced Money Laundering 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 Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) with extensive experience in money laundering cases and who are actively involved in the investigation and prosecution of these cases. This annual seminar will provide the latest developments in the law, various panel discussions relating to current money laundering issues, and case presentations. Those requesting enrollment should have attended a past Basic/Introduction to Money Laundering Seminar. If an AUSA has not attended a past Basic/Introduction to Money Laundering Seminar, he/she must provide additional justification in the Registration Comments Box prior to confirming enrollment. Assistant United States Attorneys may nominate federal investigative agents who are currently involved in money laundering investigations. These nominations must be forwarded to Karen Wilson at karen.wilson@usdoj.gov or FAX (803) 705-5110 and will be considered on a space-available basis.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Friday, October 17, 2014
Karen Wilson - 803-705-5105
E-Mail: karen.wilson@usdoj.gov
43181
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Advanced VNS Training Seminar

The Advanced VNS Training will review functionality added to the Victim Notification System (VNS) over the last few years. Attendees should have knowledge and experience with the basic operation of VNS. The course will consist of lectures and hands-on exercises using VNS. Topics will include: managing records for registrants involved with multiple cases, including child exploitation matters; notification process involving minor victims; how United States District Court events migrate to VNS; and the current role of LIONS with VNS.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Friday, July 17, 2015
Terry Fox - 803-705-5148
E-Mail: theresa.fox@usdoj.gov
43294
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Affirmative Civil Civil Rights for Assistant United States Attorneys Seminar

This 2.5 day seminar is designed to provide both experienced and newer civil Assistant United States Attorneys with legal instruction and practical strategies for investigating, litigating, and monitoring compliance in a variety of emerging areas of affirmative civil rights enforcement. The course will focus on issues including fair lending, pattern and practice policing, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), affirmative Title VII employment, education, and voting. Sessions will also highlight new outreach initiatives, building an affirmative case, and the United States Attorneys' offices' role in ensuring effective monitoring and compliance of consent decrees and settlements. The course will offer the opportunity for participants to discuss and share best practices on a variety of civil rights enforcement issues. Continuing legal education credit, including ethics, will be available for this course.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Friday, October 24, 2014
Tammy Campbell - 803-705-5166
E-Mail: tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
43653
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Affirmative Civil Enforcement (ACE) for Auditors, Investigators, and Paralegals Seminar

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Friday, September 11, 2015
EP&E -
E-Mail: USANAC.OLEEvents@usdoj.gov
44780
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
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Tami Belair - 803-705-5132
E-Mail: tami.belair@usdoj.gov
43251
Active
Springfield, Virginia
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, April 21, 2015
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Karen Wilson - 803-705-5105
E-Mail: karen.wilson@usdoj.gov
43189
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Bankruptcy Case Fundamentals for Transition AUSAs and Paralegals Seminar

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Friday, June 26, 2015
Tammy Campbell - 803-705-5166
E-Mail: tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
44910
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Basic Civil Civil Rights for Assistant United States Attorneys Seminar

This one-day basic seminar is designed for civil Assistant United States Attorneys who want to develop a robust affirmative civil rights practice in their district. The seminar provides legal overviews of the four most commonly used statutes in United States Attorneys offices' programs: the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Fair Housing Act, and statutes protecting the employment and credit rights of service members. Other topics include an overview of the Civil Rights Division and its jurisdiction, practical tips from experienced AUSAs on starting a civil rights practice, and how to conduct an effective outreach to advocates in your district. This basic course is followed by a 2.5 day course that will include discussions of more advanced investigative and enforcement strategies involving additional areas of civil rights enforcement, including fair lending, pattern and practice policing, affirmative Title VII employment, education, Title II of the ADA, and effective monitoring and compliance of consent decrees. Those attending this seminar are expected to stay for the follow-on 2.5 day (Wednesday through Friday) seminar titled Affirmative Civil Civil Rights Seminar for Assistant United States Attorneys.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Tammy Campbell - 803-705-5166
E-Mail: tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
43652
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, May 18, 2015
Friday, May 22, 2015
Doreen Smith - 803-705-5152
E-Mail: doreen.f.smith@usdoj.gov
43153
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, rather than later, should a cancellation be necessary.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Doreen Smith - 803-705-5152
E-Mail: doreen.f.smith@usdoj.gov
43148
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Doreen Smith - 803-705-5152
E-Mail: doreen.f.smith@usdoj.gov
43151
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Doreen Smith - 803-705-5152
E-Mail: doreen.f.smith@usdoj.gov
43155
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, October 28, 2014
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Brenda Hyatt - 803-705-5122
E-Mail: brenda.hyatt@usdoj.gov
43088
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Brenda Hyatt - 803-705-5122
E-Mail: brenda.hyatt@usdoj.gov
43094
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Monday, May 11, 2015
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Brenda Hyatt - 803-705-5122
E-Mail: brenda.hyatt@usdoj.gov
43109
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Monday, September 14, 2015
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Brenda Hyatt - 803-705-5122
E-Mail: brenda.hyatt@usdoj.gov
43116
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
Monday, July 13, 2015
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Terry Fox - 803-705-5148
E-Mail: theresa.fox@usdoj.gov
43292
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Brief Writing for Criminal Litigators Seminar

If you came to the Department of Justice from a position that did not involve much writing, or if you would just like to improve your legal writing and analytical skills, this course will be particularly beneficial. This course requires the participants to actively participate in the writing process through instructor-led workshops and critiques. Areas to be covered are: responding to a motion to suppress, urging a court to impose a particular sentence, defending a conviction on appeal, and collateral attacks. Participants will draft a response to a motion to suppress evidence, a sentencing memo, and an appellate response brief; and they will discuss strategies and common defenses for responding to ineffective assistance of counsel claims raised in 2255 motions. Each writing process will be based on a single-case fact pattern and a closed universe of case authority.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Friday, February 13, 2015
Brenda Hyatt - 803-705-5122
E-Mail: brenda.hyatt@usdoj.gov
43098
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Budget Officer Boot Camp I

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. Budget Officer Boot Camp I training has been developed for budget officers with less than 2 years of experience and for those Administrative Officers and Budget Analysts who serve in a back-up role to the Budget Officer and who require additional training to handle more effectively a range of functions in the absence of the Budget Officer. This training aims to provide in-depth coverage of critical operational topics and raise awareness of general financial principles, policies, and procedures so that participants can carry out core financial functions independently. Financial systems will also be addressed at various points throughout the training. Participants should have some proficiency in FMIS2+, webFMIS, and USABudget.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, January 5, 2015
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Terry Fox - 803-705-5148
E-Mail: theresa.fox@usdoj.gov
43318
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Budget Officer Boot Camp II

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Friday, July 10, 2015
Terry Fox - 803-705-5148
E-Mail: theresa.fox@usdoj.gov
43320
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
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Friday, May 29, 2015
Terry Fox - 803-705-5148
E-Mail: theresa.fox@usdoj.gov
43683
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

CATS for Experts 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 annual meeting of CATS experts from the United States Attorneys' offices to review changes made to CATS during the previous year and to discuss any problems with CATS that may require additional modifications. This course is also a good opportunity for CATS users who have not been to CATS training for a number of years to become familiar with the various enhancements which have been made to CATS. Attendees will be asked to provide specific issues and/or questions before class for discussion and resolution. They will also have an opportunity to run CATS reports with an emphasis on analyzing data to clean up discrepancies captured on the system. Nominees for this course must have approximately three years of experience in asset forfeiture and must have attended basic and intermediate CATS training classes. Contract employees may also be nominated.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Friday, May 29, 2015
Karen Wilson - 803-705-5105
E-Mail: karen.wilson@usdoj.gov
44779
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, May 19, 2015
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Lynn Beard - 803-705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
43110
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Complex Prosecutions Seminar

This intermediate to advanced-level seminar is designed for criminal AUSAs who routinely handle complex prosecutions that involve multiple defendants, span multiple jurisdictions, and utilize cooperators and confidential informants. Topics will be presented in lecture and panel formats and discussed in breakout sessions. Lectures and topics for discussion will include preparing the complex case, grand jury strategy, seizing and using electronic evidence, recent developments regarding electronic surveillance, unique issues in international cases, use of cooperators, RICO and CCE, organizing and presenting the complex case at trial, and asset forfeiture. One hour of ethics credit also will be offered.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Friday, August 28, 2015
Lynn Beard - 803-705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
43131
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, March 17, 2015
Friday, March 20, 2015
Brenda Hyatt - 803-705-5122
E-Mail: brenda.hyatt@usdoj.gov
43103
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property (CHIP) Prosecutors Training

The Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property (CHIP) Prosecutors' Training Seminar (formerly called the "CHIP Conference") is the 17th in a series of annual courses designed specifically for CHIP prosecutors and Assistance United States Attorneys assigned to CHIP units. This four-day course is designed to assist CHIP prosecutors in fulfilling their four core areas of responsibility: (1) prosecute computer crime and intellectual property offenses; (2) serve as the district's legal counsel on matters relating to those offenses and the collection of electronic or digital evidence; (3) train prosecutors and law enforcement personnel in the region; and (4) conduct public and industry outreach and awareness activities.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, October 6, 2014
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Lynn Beard - 803-705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
35214
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
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Tami Belair - 803-705-5132
E-Mail: tami.belair@usdoj.gov
43242
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Courtroom Technology for Litigation Technology Specialist Seminar

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, June 15, 2015
Friday, June 19, 2015
Michelle Mooney - 803-705-5257
E-Mail: michelle.mooney@usdoj.gov
43226
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Monday, August 10, 2015
Friday, August 14, 2015
Sharon Owusu - 803-705-5133
E-Mail: sharon.owusu@usdoj.gov
43227
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 11, 2015
Friday, August 14, 2015
Brenda Hyatt - 803-705-5122
E-Mail: brenda.hyatt@usdoj.gov
43115
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
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Criminal Chiefs' Conference

The Criminal Chiefs' conference will focus on current ethical and professional responsibility issues; law enforcement priorities and initiatives; budget, management and other administrative issues; an update of legislative and regulatory initiatives; and other topics critical to criminal chiefs. The conference will include opportunities for smaller round-table discussions on a variety of topics to choose from, and there will be breakout sessions for both newer and more experienced Criminal Chiefs. Criminal Chiefs from each district are strongly encouraged to attend. Deputy Criminal Chiefs who wish to attend will be accepted as space permits.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, September 28, 2015
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
EP&E -
E-Mail: USANAC.OLEEvents@usdoj.gov
43685
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Criminal Civil Rights Seminar

This seminar is intended for Assistant United States Attorneys, Department of Justice attorneys, and FBI agents of all experience levels who handle criminal civil rights cases or who want to actively participate in these cases within their districts. Topics will be presented in lecture and panel formats designed to stimulate group discussion and will focus on the law, strategy, and current issues in hate crimes, as well as official misconduct prosecutions. The seminar will also cover human trafficking, the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act, and recent Departmental guidance on Batson issues involving sexual orientation. The seminar will provide an opportunity for interaction and discussion regarding strategies to develop an effective civil rights practice. Assistant United States Attorneys and Department of Justice attorneys may nominate FBI agents who are involved in criminal civil rights investigations. Assistant United States Attorneys who have never attended any training on hate crimes or official misconduct or those who are USAO points of contact for either 18 U.S.C. Sec. 249 cases or criminal civil rights are especially encouraged to apply.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, March 30, 2015
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Lynn Beard - 803-705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
43105
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
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Friday, September 25, 2015
Lynn Beard - 803-705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
43111
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Criminal Federal Practice 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 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; conspiracy law; and asset forfeiture. This course will also include ethics credit.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Friday, November 21, 2014
Lynn Beard - 803-705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
43089
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Criminal Jurisdiction in Indian Country 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 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 an SLEC (criteria can be found at the following website: http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc012927.pdf) is attendance at the Criminal Jurisdiction in Indian Country (CJIC) course 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 (DOJ).The December 17-19, 2014, Criminal Jurisdiction in Indian Country Seminar offering at the National Advocacy Center is the DOJ/BIA-approved course that is frequently taught by United States Attorneys offices' (USAO) personnel at the district level. This class is for law enforcement officers who fulfill all other BIA minimum requirements to receive an 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, December 17, 2014
Friday, December 19, 2014
Leslie A. Hagen -
E-Mail: leslie.hagen3@usdoj.gov
43262
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Crisis Management Coordinators' (CMC) Training for USAO and FBI CMCs

This joint training is for all experience levels of Crisis Management Coordinators (CMC) in the United States Attorneys offices (USAO) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) field offices. The training will include topics confronting both agencies in the area of managing a major crisis event, with an eye towards prosecution; using combined resources and working cooperatively to plan exercises and integrate Critical Incident Response Plans; and managing National Special Security Events (NSSE). The overall goal of the training is to jointly develop the "core elements" for the Crisis Management Program throughout the Department of Justice and foster a new era of partnership between the USAO and FBI CMCs to more effectively respond to crisis and special events. The Office of Legal Education will pay travel, lodging, and per diem expenses for all approved attendees, including the FBI CMCs. The Office of Legal Education will not be sponsoring Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit for this training. Please check your bar rules to determine if self-reporting is an option in your jurisdiction.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Friday, January 23, 2015
Tami Belair - 803-705-5132
E-Mail: tami.belair@usdoj.gov
43237
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Deposition Skills for Civil Attorneys 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 basic deposition seminar is designed for civil Assistant United States Attorneys and Department of Justice litigating attorneys with less than 5 years of experience 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 seminar will include demonstrations, practical exercises, and a questions and answers panel discussion. Seating for this pilot offering will be limited to 40 participants.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Friday, December 12, 2014
Doreen Smith - 803-705-5152
E-Mail: doreen.f.smith@usdoj.gov
43150
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Friday, June 12, 2015
Doreen Smith - 803-705-5152
E-Mail: doreen.f.smith@usdoj.gov
43154
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, December 2, 2014
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Lynn Beard - 803-705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
43091
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Lynn Beard - 803-705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
43133
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Friday, July 10, 2015
Lynn Beard - 803-705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
43095
Active
Washington, DC
Prerequisites:

Discovery for Support Staff Seminar

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Friday, March 6, 2015
Lynn Beard - 803-705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
43101
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

District Office Security Manager Training

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 limited to District Office Security Managers (DOSMs) and Deputy District Office Security Managers (DDOSMs) and will address security issues such as Information, Personnel, and Physical Security Program Management, to include Threat Management and Emergency Planning. The first day of this seminar, February 24, 2015, will be optional and designed for those DOSMs and DDOSMs with 3 years or less experience and will be dedicated to providing the newer DOSMs and DDOSMs with the basic knowledge to profit from the latter part of the seminar.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Friday, February 27, 2015
Tami Belair - 803-705-5132
E-Mail: tami.belair@usdoj.gov
43230
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Domestic Terrorism Seminar

This training is for all levels of anti-terrorism prosecutors and Intelligence Specialists and will focus on current threats and criminal investigations and prosecutions of domestic terrorists. It will include presentations on domestic terrorists groups who are currently active throughout the United States as well as case studies from Assistant United States Attorneys and case agents who have investigated and prosecuted these cases.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Friday, September 11, 2015
Tami Belair - 803-705-5132
E-Mail: tami.belair@usdoj.gov
43794
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team Training

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Leslie A. Hagen -
E-Mail: leslie.hagen3@usdoj.gov
43266
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 3, 2015
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Leslie A. Hagen -
E-Mail: leslie.hagen3@usdoj.gov
43261
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

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, July 22, 2015
Friday, July 24, 2015
Tammy Campbell - 803-705-5166
E-Mail: tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
43174
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
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Tammy Campbell - 803-705-5166
E-Mail: tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
43175
Active
Washington, DC
Prerequisites:

EARS New Evaluator Training

EARS New Evaluator Training is for new evaluators, meaning those USAO or EOUSA personnel nominated by their United States Attorney or EOUSA supervisor and approved by the Evaluation and Review Staff to participate in the Evaluation Program. We will be training legal, financial litigation, and administrative evaluators at this session.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Gordie Prescott - 803-705-5139
E-Mail: gordie.prescott@usdoj.gov
43297
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

EARS Team Leader and Administrative Lead 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 is for existing and new Legal and Administrative Evaluation Leads who have been invited to participate in the Evaluation and Review Staff (EARS) program. The course will cover updates to the program and materials, provide instruction for new Leads, and assist existing Leads in refining the core evaluation process.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Gordie Prescott - 803-705-5139
E-Mail: gordie.prescott@usdoj.gov
43296
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Economic Espionage and Trade Secrets 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 is intended for prosecutors and federal agents who investigate and prosecute trade secret theft and economic espionage cases. The course is designed to provide a practical learning experience based on case studies, panel discussions, and topical lectures. Topics will include best practices in investigating and charging trade secret cases, the use of protective orders to guard trade secrets during the criminal justice process and other discovery issues, special issues involving related civil litigation, working with industry, sentencing and valuation issues, the differences between trade secret theft and economic espionage, and the approval process for charging economic espionage. A number of recent trade secret and economic espionage act cases will be featured. At the conclusion of the course, students will have a practical understanding of key trade secret issues and an enhanced ability to investigate and prosecute these cases. Prosecutors who have agents conducting trade secret and/or economic espionage investigations and feel they would benefit from this training should submit a nomination form for the agent. The nominating prosecutor must return this form to Willie Miller, OLE Training Assistant Manager, via email willie.d.miller@usdoj.gov or FAX (803) 705-5110 no later than December 5, 2014.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Friday, February 20, 2015
Brenda Hyatt - 803-705-5122
E-Mail: brenda.hyatt@usdoj.gov
43201
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
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Brenda Hyatt - 803-705-5122
E-Mail: brenda.hyatt@usdoj.gov
43397
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Enforcement of Federal Domestic Violence Crimes Training

This training will provide instruction on investigating, prosecuting, and charging federal domestic violence cases. The target audience is Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) and Special Assistant United States Attorneys prosecuting violent crime and/or intimate partner violence cases and AUSAs who were previously or are currently designated a Violence Against Women Act point of contact. An overview of the current state of the law surrounding the federal domestic violence crimes found in both the Violence Against Women Act and the Gun Control Act will be a key focus of this training. Additional topics will include the following: Crawford and Forfeiture by Wrongdoing; best practices for outreach to state, local, and tribal partners on domestic violence issues; involvement of federal law enforcement partners; lethality and risk assessments; strangulation; enforcement of protection orders; the National Instant Criminal Background Check System and the Brady Center; the use of technology in stalking offenses; and the use of expert witnesses. Instruction will be delivered through a mix of faculty lectures and case studies.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Friday, February 20, 2015
Leslie A. Hagen -
E-Mail: leslie.hagen3@usdoj.gov
43258
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Environmental Crimes Seminar

The seminar will be dedicated to pollution and wildlife crimes topics, including the major statutes under which most pollution and wildlife violations are prosecuted. It is designed to give attorneys less experienced in this area a foundation in environmental crimes, while also covering areas useful to veteran prosecutors experienced in the handling of environmental crimes cases. Through the use of mixed teaching methods, combining lecture, small group discussion and breakout groups, prosecutors will learn how an environmental criminal case is investigated and prosecuted. The course will also include issue-specific matters such as case law updates, use of expert witnesses, E-Discovery, vessel pollution, sentencing issues, scientific evidence, and ethics.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Friday, May 8, 2015
Lynn Beard - 803-705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
43107
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Ethics Advisors' Conference

This conference will train USAO Ethics Advisors on their important roles and responsibilities as Ethics Advisors and on the statutes, regulations, and Department of Justice policy governing the EOUSA ethics program. It will also cover how to assist employees in following the required ethical conduct of employees of the Executive Branch, and provide them with the necessary tools to train individuals in their offices. Specific topics will include discussions of conflicts of interest, financial disclosure forms, outside activities, gifts, post-employment restrictions, and recusals. These topics will be presented in lecture format, panel discussions, and workshops. As was done at the last conference, the first day will include a choice of different training tracks for more experienced ethics advisors and newer ethics advisors.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Karen Wilson - 83-705-5105
E-Mail: karen.wilson@usdoj.gov
43194
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, January 13, 2015
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Tammy Campbell - 803-705-5166
E-Mail: tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
43171
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 10 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, December 9, 2014
Friday, December 12, 2014
Brenda Hyatt - 803-705-5122
E-Mail: brenda.hyatt@usdoj.gov
43092
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Friday, June 19, 2015
Brenda Hyatt - 803-705-5143
E-Mail: brenda.hyatt@usdoj.gov
43112
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Experienced Victim Witness Personnel Seminar

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Friday, May 29, 2015
Michelle Mooney - 803-705-5257
E-Mail: michelle.mooney@usdoj.gov
43295
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, August 18, 2015
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Karen Wilson - 803-705-5105
E-Mail: karen.wilson@usdoj.gov
43191
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

FOIA Litigation Seminar

This training is open to federal government employees only and registration is required. To register for the training, please e-mail your name to OIPs Training Officer, Bertina Adams Cleveland, at DOJ.OIP.FOIA@usdoj.gov. In the subject line, please specify the name of the course and the date you wish to attend the training. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Adams at (202) 514-1010.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Bertina Adams - 202-616-5456
E-Mail: bertina.adams@usdoj.gov
45441
Active
Washington, DC
Prerequisites:

FOIA for Attorneys and Access Professionals

The first two days of this basic training program are designed for attorneys, paralegals, and information officers with limited previous experience under the FOIA who are now or soon will be working extensively with the Act. Workshops on FOIA exemptions emphasize the criteria for making information-disclosure determinations, and procedural issues are addressed as well. The third day of the program deals with the Privacy Act of 1974, addressing such matters as definitions, restrictions on disclosure, requests for record access and amendment, and fair information practices. Attendance on all three days is required for programs conducted in Columbia, South Carolina. For programs conducted in Washington, D.C., the FOIA and Privacy Act sessions may be attended separately. Expenses related to participation in FOIA courses conducted outside of Columbia, South Carolina will NOT be paid by the Office of Legal Education.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Bertina Adams - 202-615-5456
E-Mail: bertina.adams@usdoj.gov
45435
Active
Washington, DC
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Bertina Adams - 202-615-5456
E-Mail: bertina.adams@usdoj.gov
45436
Active
Washington, DC
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Bertina Adams - 202-615-5456
E-Mail: bertina.adams@usdoj.gov
45437
Active
Washington, DC
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Bertina Adams - 202-615-5456
E-Mail: bertina.adams@usdoj.gov
45438
Active
Washington, DC
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, June 16, 2015
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Tammy Campbell - 803-705-5166
E-Mail: tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
43168
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Federal-Tribal-State Reentry Team Trainings

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Friday, May 29, 2015
Leslie A. Hagen -
E-Mail: leslie.hagen3@usdoj.gov
43259
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Financial Litigation Skills for Assistant United States Attorneys Seminar

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Friday, May 15, 2015
Karen Wilson - 803-705-5105
E-Mail: karen.wilson@usdoj.gov
43193
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Foreign Fighter Symposium for National Security Prosecutors

This symposium is intended for national security prosecutors of all experience levels. The symposium will focus on building the investigation and prosecution of foreign fighter cases in three workshops describing and addressing issues that may arise before the defendant travels, when the defendant has traveled, and after the defendant has traveled and returned to the United States. The workshops will include discussions on the use of intelligence and criminal tools, when and how to make the arrest, charging decisions, preparing for the interview, and potential discovery issues. The symposium will also include presentations on coordinating with the Department of Defense; the use of international tools such as Mutual Legal Assistance Treaties (MLATs), extradition, and lures; and working cases with juvenile travelers.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Tami Belair - 803-705-5132
E-Mail: tami.belair@usdoj.gov
45411
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
Monday, June 8, 2015
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Leslie Hagen -
E-Mail: Leslie.Hagen3@usdoj.gov
43855
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
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, May 18, 2015
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Gordie Prescott - 803-705-5139
E-Mail: gordie.prescott2@usdoj.gov
45372
Active
Washington, DC
Monday, July 13, 2015
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Gordie Prescott - 803-705-5139
E-Mail: grodie.prescott2@usdoj.gov
43276
Active
Washington, DC
Prerequisites:

Fundamentals of Civil Law for Support Staff Seminar

This three and one-half day course will cover the American legal system, the federal court system, and the types of civil actions that can be brought; the rules governing civil practice and procedure; the discovery process and how it is used in civil cases; privileges available to the federal government and privilege logs; the types of motions filed in a civil case; and what legal support staff need to know about pre-trial preparation, trials, and post-trial procedures. The target audience for this course is civil support staff working in a United States Attorney's office with 5 years or less experience; however, those who have more experience are encouraged to register if they feel this course will benefit them.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Friday, January 16, 2015
Michelle Mooney - 803-705-5257
E-Mail: michelle.mooney@usdoj.gov
43212
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Fundamentals of Civil Litigation for Support Staff Seminar

The target audience for this course is support staff with five years or less experience; however, those who have more experience are encouraged to register if they feel this course will benefit them. This 4-day course will introduce legal support staff to all aspects of civil litigation, including an explanation of the American legal system, the federal court system, and the types of civil actions that can be brought; the rules governing civil practice and procedure; the discovery process and how it is used in civil cases; privileges available to the federal government and privilege logs; the mechanics of filing documents with the court electronically; the types of motions filed in a civil case; and what legal support staff need to know about trials, pre-trial preparation, and post-trial procedures. The seminar will include practical advice to help legal support staff perform tasks typically assigned to them, as well as tips and best practices for managing their time, email, and case documents.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Friday, November 7, 2014
Michelle Mooney - 803-705-5257
E-Mail: michelle.mooney@usdoj.gov
44320
Active
Washington, DC
Prerequisites:

Fundamentals of Criminal Law for Support Staff Seminar

This 3.5 day course will be an overview of the stages of a criminal case from pre-indictment to post-trial. It consists 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. The course also includes specialty topics on using technology in a criminal case and basic leadership principles. The target audience for this course is support staff in the criminal section of the United States Attorney's office with five years or less experience.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Friday, October 24, 2014
Michelle Mooney - 803-705-5257
E-Mail: michelle.mooney@usdoj.gov
43208
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Friday, March 13, 2015
Michelle Mooney - 803-705-5257
E-Mail: michelle.mooney@usdoj.gov
43209
Active
Washington, DC
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Friday, May 8, 2015
Michelle Mooney - 803-705-5257
E-Mail: michelle.mooney@usdoj.gov
43210
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Grand Jury Practice 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 prosecutors who present 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
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Lynn Beard - 803-705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
43093
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, October 2, 2014
Friday, October 3, 2014
Michelle Mooney - 803-705-5257
E-Mail: michelle.mooney@usdoj.gov
42890
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Healthcare Fraud Seminar

This conference is intended for health care fraud attorneys and will provide in-depth coverage of important topics such as significant case developments and case studies, advanced investigative techniques, emerging areas, electronic case preparation and presentation, and current developments in legislation, rules, regulations, and Department of Justice policies.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Friday, May 1, 2015
Tammy Campbell - 803-705-5166
E-Mail: tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
43104
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Human Resource Officers' Conference

This conference is intended for Human Resource Officers/Specialists in United States Attorneys' Offices and the Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA), as well as Administrative Officers and other Human Resources points of contact in Non-Servicing Personnel Offices. The conference will focus on both technical and programmatic content pertaining to human resources, and will include updates in many areas that are of current interest. There will be ample opportunity for discussion with other Human Resource Officers/Specialists, as well as interaction with the EOUSA Personnel Staff.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Friday, March 13, 2015
Gordie Prescott - 803-705-5139
E-Mail: gordie.prescott@usdoj.gov
43304
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Human Trafficking in Indian Country Seminar

The Department of Justices National Indian Country Training Initiative, together with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, is pleased to announce the Human Trafficking in Indian Country Seminar. This seminar is intended for federal and tribal criminal justice professionals working in Indian Country. This seminar will serve to enhance participants understanding of legal definitions, elements of federal offenses, and current issues and challenges of human trafficking enforcement. 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. This seminar will focus primarily on sex trafficking.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Leslie A. Hagen -
E-Mail: leslie.hagen3@usdoj.gov
43260
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

IPRO Eclipse for Litigation Support Specialists Seminar

This course will teach the skills needed to use IPRO Eclipse SE, the newest desktop document review application. It combines the functionality currently found in IPRO View, IPRO Build, and IPRO iPublish into one product, while also adding new features. Students will learn how to do the following using IPRO Eclipse SE: create a case, manage a case, import data, export data, create tags, search data, administer case security, and create productions. Because IPRO Eclipse SE must go through extensive testing before it is deployed to the United States Attorneys offices, it is likely that this course will take place before IPRO Eclipse SE is fully deployed.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, November 17, 2014
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Sharon Owusu - 803-705-5133
E-Mail: sharon.owusu@usdoj.gov
44907
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Monday, January 26, 2015
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Sharon Owusu - 803-705-5133
E-Mail: sharon.owusu@usdoj.gov
44909
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Indian Country Strangulation and Suffocation 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 National Indian Country Training Initiative (NICTI), together with the Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention, is pleased to announce the Indian Country Strangulation and Suffocation Seminar at the National Advocacy Center (NAC). Lodging accommodations will be provided by the NAC. This 4-day course is designed for experienced federal and tribal multi-disciplinary professionals (prosecutors, law enforcement officers, advocates, medical professionals) who work domestic violence and sexual assault cases in Indian Country. Strangulation is a lethal form of violence and is common in domestic violence and sexual assault cases. This course will provide an in-depth examination of the mechanics of strangulation and suffocation from a medical, legal, law enforcement, and advocacy perspective. The seminar is intended for personnel who serve as specialists, trainers or expert witnesses in their jurisdiction. Participants will receive instruction on effective training techniques, how to develop a training curriculum, an overview of courtroom procedures, how to use expert witnesses in court, and how to work with traumatized victims. This is a skills-based course. Participants will be required to prepare and present training on strangulation and suffocation during the class. In addition, there will be courtroom exercises focused on the introduction and use of expert witness testimony in a strangulation and/or suffocation case.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Friday, February 13, 2015
Leslie A. Hagen -
E-Mail: Leslie.Hagen3@usdoj.gov
32606
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, March 16, 2015
Friday, March 20, 2015
Leslie A. Hagen -
E-Mail: leslie.hagen3@usdoj.gov
43264
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Intelligence Specialists' Advanced Briefing 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 a core Advanced Analyst Program (AAP) course and is designed to review and build on core briefing skills that analyst should seek to maintain. The course consists of a rigorous briefing schedule in which students are videotaped and provided improvement feedback. This course is also designed as a seminar and practical applications course. Topics for discussion will include briefing under pressure; team briefs; and briefing for success.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, September 28, 2015
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Tami Belair - 803-705-5132
E-Mail: tami.belair@usdoj.gov
43250
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
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Friday, August 14, 2015
Tami Belair - 803-705-5132
E-Mail: tami.belair@usdoj.gov
43238
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Intermediate Civil Law for Support Staff Seminar

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, June 22, 2015
Friday, June 26, 2015
Michelle Mooney - 803-705-5257
E-Mail: michelle.mooney@usdoj.gov
43216
Active
Washington, DC
Monday, July 20, 2015
Friday, July 24, 2015
Michelle Mooney - 803-705-5257
E-Mail: michelle.mooney@usdoj.gov
43217
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Intermediate Criminal Law for Support Staff Seminar

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Friday, July 10, 2015
Sharon Owusu - 803-705-5133
E-Mail: sharon.owusu@usdoj.gov
43214
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Monday, August 3, 2015
Friday, August 7, 2015
Michelle Mooney - 803-705-5257
E-Mail: michelle.mooney@usdoj.gov
43215
Active
Washington, DC
Prerequisites:

Intermediate 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 previous trial experience as a state court prosecutor or as a member of the military's Judge Advocate General's Corps. This seminar is also designed to teach new federal prosecutors the principles governing the prosecution and trial of federal criminal cases. Lecture topics will include overviews of grand jury practice, pre-trial discovery and motion practice, trial preparation, the Federal Rules of Evidence, and the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines. This course is open to AUSAs, DOJ Litigating Division attorneys, and Special Assistant United States Attorneys (SAUSAs) who are nominated by their districts. Attorneys who have attended the Basic Criminal Trial Advocacy course should not attend this course. The seminar utilizes lectures, skills exercises, critiques, and trial strategy sessions. Classroom and video critiquing will also be utilized. Substantial preparation is required in advance of and throughout the training.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, March 9, 2015
Friday, March 13, 2015
Brenda Hyatt - 803-705-5122
E-Mail: brenda.hyatt@usdoj.gov
43102
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Monday, July 13, 2015
Friday, July 17, 2015
Brenda Hyatt - 803-705-5122
E-Mail: brenda.hyatt@usdoj.gov
43113
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

International Coordinators' Conference

This conference is designed specifically for the International Coordinators designated in each district. The conference will emphasize advanced aspects of international and foreign policy issues (and related national security interests) encountered by federal prosecutors in the investigation and prosecution of criminal matters. The focus of the training is to develop knowledge, expertise and points of contact in these complex areas, enabling the Coordinators to provide "in-house" advice and guidance within each district; to efficiently shepherd the volume of outgoing and incoming requests for fugitives and evidence between the United States and other countries; and to identify, address and effectively coordinate sensitive issues and operations related to criminal investigations which may impact the foreign relations and strategic interests of the United States. Topics expected to be addressed will include: the role and responsibilities of the International Coordinator; how international developments directly impact U.S. law enforcement interests and vice versa; review of recent court decisions, recently enacted statutes and pending legislative initiatives; guidance on dealing with international fugitives - extradition, deportation, expulsion and other means; guidance on international legal assistance and how to obtain and provide evidence and information in a global arena; use of multilateral treaties, conventions and agreements; analysis of the impact on U.S. law enforcement interests of the US-EU Agreements on extradition and mutual assistance and the 52 bilateral treaties that implement these agreements - all of which will be in force by January of 2010; the affect of charging and sentenci

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Tami Belair - 803-705-5132
E-Mail: tami.belair@usdoj.gov
43244
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, June 16, 2015
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Karen Wilson - 803-705-5105
E-Mail: karen.wilson@usdoj.gov
43190
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 7, 2014
Friday, October 10, 2014
Brenda Hyatt - 803-705-5122
E-Mail: brenda.hyatt@usdoj.gov
43087
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Friday, April 10, 2015
Brenda Hyatt - 803-705-5143
E-Mail: brenda.hyatt@usdoj.gov
43106
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Introduction to FOIA

This training is open to federal government employees only and registration is required. To register for the training, please e-mail your name to OIPs Training Officer, Bertina Adams Cleveland, at DOJ.OIP.FOIA@usdoj.gov. In the subject line, please specify the name of the course and the date you wish to attend the training. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Adams at (202) 514-1010.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Bertina Adams - 202-616-5456
E-Mail: bertina.adams@usdoj.gov
45440
Active
Washington, DC
Prerequisites:

Introduction to Financial Litigation for Support Staff Seminar

This seminar is designed for paralegals and agents newly assigned (two years or less) to financial litigation programs in the United States Attorneys' Offices. The seminar will provide a basic understanding of the relevant statutes and policies that apply to financial litigation (i.e. Mandatory Victims Restitution Act, Crime Victims' Rights Act, Federal Debt Collection Procedures Act, and United States Attorneys' Manual). It will also include practical instruction on day-to-day aspects of financial litigation. The training will utilize lectures, workshops, and breakout sessions to provide basic instruction and identify practical approaches to resolving issues that arise when enforcing and collecting judgments for victims of crime and the United States. Please note that this is an introductory course, and individuals with more than two years experience who request enrollment will need to provide justification for their request in the learnDOJ system.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Karen Wilson - 803-705-5105
E-Mail: karen.wilson@usdoj.gov
43192
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 3.5 day seminar is designed to assist paralegals and legal assistants in refining their skills in the areas of legal citation and research. In using The Bluebook, students will learn proper Bluebook citation for both case and statutory citations, sources of legal authority, generating search terms, statutory research, case law research, and legal analysis. If selected to attend, attendees will be required to complete pre- and post-course work. Failure to complete the pre-course work will result in disenrollment from the seminar. Failure to complete the post course work will result in the student receiving incomplete in their learning history in learnDOJ. Note: This seminar is a prerequisite for attending the Legal Writing and Analysis for Support Staff Seminar.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Friday, February 13, 2015
Michelle Mooney - 803-705-5257
E-Mail: michelle.mooney@usdoj.gov
43213
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Introduction to Money Laundering 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 introductory course for attorneys new to money laundering prosecutions. The seminar will provide a basic introduction to criminal prosecutions under the currency reporting and currency smuggling statutes: 31 U.S.C. Sections 5313, 5316, 5324, 5331, and 5332, and the traditional money laundering statutes: 18 U.S.C. Sections 1956 and 1957. There will also be an introduction to the related asset forfeiture provisions in 31 U.S.C. Sections 5317(c) and 5332.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Karen Wilson - 803-705-5105
E-Mail: karen.wilson@usdoj.gov
43185
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
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Tami Belair - 803-705-5132
E-Mail: tami.belair@usdoj.gov
43241
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Introductory Training for New System Managers

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, March 23, 2015
Friday, March 27, 2015
Sharon Owusu - 803-705-5113
E-Mail: sharon.owusu@usdoj.gov
43219
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Monday, July 20, 2015
Friday, July 24, 2015
Sharon Owusu - 803-705-5133
E-Mail: sharon.owusu@usdoj.gov
43220
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Juvenile Pre-Adjudication Diversion Certificate Program

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Leslie A. Hagen -
E-Mail: leslie.hagen3@usdoj.gov
43269
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

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

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, November 3, 2014
Friday, November 7, 2014
Sharon Owusu - 803-705-5133
E-Mail: sharon.owusu@usdoj.gov
43223
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Monday, September 14, 2015
Friday, September 18, 2015
Sharon Owusu - 803-705-5133
E-Mail: sharon.owusu@usdoj.gov
43224
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, August 17, 2015
Friday, August 21, 2015
Michelle Mooney - 803-705-5257
E-Mail: michelle.mooney@usdoj.gov
43218
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Leveraging Technology for Attorneys Part I: 7 Things Attorneys Need to Know About E-Discovery

This series is designed to provide Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSA) and attorneys working in the litigating components with a better understanding of how using litigation technology programs can improve case management, reduce production errors and problems, and increase efficiency and effectiveness of document review. During this series, 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 the various options available to the districts for processing paper and ESI; 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; and the capabilities and limitations (from an attorneys point of view) of various litigation support software applications. During this lecture, Marc Fulkert with the Litigation Technology Service Center (LTSC), will explain important electronic discovery terminology and processes in an understandable and entertaining manner. Students will walk away with a pragmatic appreciation for how technical concepts like Hash, De-NISTing, De-Duplication, Metadata, and Index Search impact their cases. The information learned will enable litigators to better engage with litigation support personnel and make informed E-Discovery decisions.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Michelle Mooney - 803-705-5257
E-Mail: michelle.mooney@usdoj.gov
44989
Active
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 7, 2015
Friday, April 10, 2015
Michelle Mooney - 803-705-5257
E-Mail: michelle.mooney@usdoj.gov
43202
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Friday, June 12, 2015
Sharon Owusu - 803-705-5133
E-Mail: sharon.owusu@usdoj.gov
43203
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Litigation Technology Specialist National Conference

This conference is designed to provide a venue for Litigation Technology Specialists, and those acting in that role, to discuss in a collective environment, issues affecting all offices: hardware, software, data storage and management, policies and procedures, best practices, emerging technologies, and customer and technical support. This conference will also provide valuable training on the latest EOUSA litigation support initiatives. Only designated Litigation Technology Specialists and those acting in that role will be considered for this course.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Friday, April 17, 2015
Michelle Mooney - 803-705-5257
E-Mail: michelle.mooney@usdoj.gov
43228
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Medical Malpractice Seminar

This seminar is designed to improve your proficiencies in the following: planning the defense of a medical malpractice case; formulating a theory of the case and assessing its case value; developing medical and legal defenses to recurring allegations; analyzing medical records, including electronic records; working effectively with treating healthcare providers and medical experts; addressing standard of care and causation issues; and refining litigation strategies and techniques.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Tammy Campbell - 803-705-5166
E-Mail: tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
44879
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 7, 2015
Friday, April 10, 2015
Doreen Smith - 803-705-5152
E-Mail: doreen.f.smith@usdoj.gov
43152
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Friday, September 18, 2015
Doreen Smith - 803-705-5152
E-Mail: doreen.f.smith@usdoj.gov
43156
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, August 26, 2015
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Tami Belair - 803-705-5132
E-Mail: tami.belair@usdoj.gov
43247
Active
Washington, DC
Prerequisites:

National Institute on the Prosecution of Domestic Violence in Indian Country

The National Indian Country Training Initiative, in partnership with AEquitas, an Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) funded technical assistance provider, announces the National Institute on the Prosecution of Domestic Violence in Indian Country (NIPDVIC). The Institute is a 3 1/2 day course designed to challenge federal, state, and tribal prosecutors and tribal attorneys to reevaluate their approach to prosecuting domestic violence. The NIPDVIC explores the complex issues faced by prosecutors in balancing offender accountability and the impact of criminal prosecution on victims. In addition to practical case evaluation and trial advocacy skills, the curriculum addresses the development and improvement of culturally sensitive victim responses by prosecutors; examines the benefits of developing a coordinated community and tribal/federal response; explains common injuries, relevant medical evidence and offers guidance on the use of medical experts; provides guidance in evidence-based prosecution methods; explores ethical issues confronted by prosecutors; and offers prosecutors the ability to redefine outcomes and the very nature of justice in domestic violence cases. The Institute will also address considerations for tribes interested in prosecuting cases pursuant to the Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction provided for in Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA 2013).The NIPDVIC will offer hypothetical case problems, role-playing exercises, small group discussions, mini-lectures, and faculty demonstrations. Participants employ hands-on case evaluation, preparation, and trial skills to understand domestic violence in the many contexts in which it occurs and examine their attitudes and practices. The NIPDVIC's highly interactive format enables prosecutors from different jurisdictions, with varied levels of experience, to learn from one another and engage in "real-life" activities and mock court proceedings that are readily transferable to their work.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Friday, January 9, 2015
Leslie A. Hagen -
E-Mail: leslie.hagen3@usdoj.gov
43267
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

National Security Cyber Specialists' Training

This 2-day training is designed for designated National Security Cyber Specialists (NSCS) in each of the United States Attorneys' offices and 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 in national security cyber matters. The training will be held at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) in Springfield, 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 him/her 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 NGA.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
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Tami Belair - 803-705-5132
E-Mail: tami.belair@usdoj.gov
43233
Active
Springfield, Virginia
Prerequisites:

National Security Seminar on Export Control, Counter Proliferation, and Counterintelligence

This seminar will provide an introduction to national security investigations and prosecutions involving export control, counter proliferation, and counterintelligence. The training will focus mainly on export enforcement issues, including emerging threats and national enforcement priorities. It will feature workshops in the following areas: Sanctions, International Traffic in Arms Regulations, and Commerce/Dual Use Terms. For each of these workshops, presentations will include information and instruction on legal framework, investigative approaches, regulatory agencies, alternative enforcement mechanisms, and case studies by experienced Assistant United States Attorneys and Counterespionage (CES) trial attorneys. There will also be discussions on recent reforms to the United States export control regime and the United States sanctions against Iran and Russian interests. Finally, the seminar will address issues involved in counterintelligence matters, including investigating and prosecuting espionage, acting as unregistered agents of foreign governments, and economic espionage.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Friday, January 9, 2015
Tami Belair - 803-705-5132
E-Mail: tami.belair@usdoj.gov
43235
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
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
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Tami Belair - 803-705-5132
E-Mail: tami.belair@usdoj.gov
43246
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 the 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, December 16, 2014
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Tammy Campbell - 803-705-5166
E-Mail: tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
43176
Active
Washington, DC
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Tammy Campbell - 803-705-5166
E-Mail: tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
43170
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

OLE Faculty Development Workshop and Symposium

This course is designed for current and future Office of Legal Education (OLE) and Department of Justice 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
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Friday, January 23, 2015
Angela Dooley - 803-705-5077
E-Mail: angela.dooley@usdoj.gov
43299
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Angela Dooley - 803-705-5077
E-Mail: angela.dooley@usdoj.gov
43615
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Project Safe Childhood Seminar

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Friday, August 7, 2015
Lynn Beard - 803-705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
43130
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Public Information Officers' Training

This conference is an opportunity for Public Information Officers from around the country to strengthen and build new skills, meet with colleagues from around the country, participate in working groups, and discuss and share best practices in the public affairs arena.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Friday, March 6, 2015
Gordie Prescott - 803-705-5139
E-Mail: gordie.prescott2@usdoj.gov
43682
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) 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 introductory course designed for Assistant United States Attorneys and Department of Justice attorneys who will prosecute Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) and Section 1959 cases. It will provide instruction in the investigation and prosecution of cases using the RICO (18 U.S.C. Sections 1961-1968) and Violent Crimes in Aid of Racketeering (VICAR) (18 U.S.C. Section 1959) statutes. Topics will include understanding and using these statutes to combat criminal organizations; analyzing investigation and trial strategies; drafting RICO indictments; using RICO forfeiture; charging juvenile RICO defendants; evaluating the cyber-RICO prosecution; and preparing for RICO sentencing issues. Guidance will also be provided regarding the mandatory RICO indictment approval process administered by the Organized Crime and Gang Section, including charging policy and prosecution memoranda. One hour of ethics credit will also be included.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Lynn Beard - 803-705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
43129
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
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Lynn Beard - 803-705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
43132
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, July 7, 2015
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Leslie A. Hagen -
E-Mail: leslie.hagen3@usdoj.gov
43268
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Synthetic Narcotics Seminar

This seminar is designed for Assistant United States Attorneys, Special Assistant United States Attorneys, and Department of Justice attorneys of all experience levels who are interested in learning more about the legal and evidentiary issues that arise in the investigation and prosecution of cases involving synthetic drugs and analogue controlled substances. Topics will include an overview of the Synthetic Drug Abuse Prevention Act and the Controlled Substances Analogue Enforcement Act, indictment drafting and charging decisions, presenting expert testimony, defenses, and sentencing issues.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Friday, February 6, 2015
Lynn Beard - 803-705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
43097
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

System Managers National Conference

This extremely technical 4.5 day conference has been designed for computer specialists from the United States Attorneys' offices and the Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA). It is intended only for those individuals who provide full-time technical support to computer systems or computer-based litigation for the district or EOUSA.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, December 1, 2014
Friday, December 5, 2014
Michelle Mooney - 803-705-5257
E-Mail: michelle.mooney@usdoj.gov
43229
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Systems Managers Refresher Training

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, March 30, 2015
Friday, April 3, 2015
Michelle Mooney - 803-705-5257
E-Mail: michelle.mooney@usdoj.gov
43221
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Monday, July 27, 2015
Friday, July 31, 2015
Michelle Mooney - 803-705-5257
E-Mail: michelle.mooney@usdoj.gov
43222
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Team Strategies: Decision Making, Problem Solving, and Action Planning

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. Team Strategies provides participants with processes and tools for setting goals, clarifying roles, and establishing accountability. This 2.5 day course includes interactive presentations, facilitated discussions, and collaboration on projects selected by the teams involving an opportunity or challenge. Throughout the course, team members will participate in exercises designed to provide clarity and direction for their projects. They will practice using strategies/tools to plan, make decisions, solve problems, and affirm action steps to meet project goals.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Friday, May 1, 2015
Gordie Prescott - 803-705-5139
E-Mail: gordie.prescott2@usdoj.gov
43277
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Title III 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 Assistant United States Attorneys, Special Assistant United States Attorneys, and Department of Justice 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 21, 2015
Friday, January 23, 2015
Lynn Beard - 803-705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
43096
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Training for Experienced EEO Counselors and Investigators Seminar

This course is designed to satisfy the eight (8) hour training requirement for all individuals who serve as collateral duty counselors and investigators with the Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA) Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Staffs 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
Monday, June 29, 2015
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Terry Fox - 803-705-5148
E-Mail: theresa.fox@usdoj.gov
43298
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Trial Director for Litigation Support Specialists Seminar

This course will teach the skills needed to use Trial Director, the United States Attorneys' offices' new electronic trial presentation software. Students will learn how to do the following using Trial Director: create a case, import files, organize case materials, search case materials, synchronize audio and video content with written text, and present at trial. Because Trial Director must go through extensive testing before it is deployed to the United States Attorneys' offices, it is likely that this course will take place before Trial Director is fully deployed.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, January 26, 2015
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Michelle Mooney - 803-705-5257
E-Mail: michelle.mooney@usdoj.gov
44908
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

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, April 14, 2015
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Leslie A. Hagen -
E-Mail: leslie.hagen3@usdoj.gov
43265
Active
Washington, DC
Prerequisites:

Tribal and Federal Training on Wildlife and Pollution Enforcement Issues Affecting Tribal Lands Seminar

This seminar is designed for federal, tribal, state and local prosecutors, law enforcement officers, and those individuals responsible for cultural, environmental, and resource protection issues on tribal lands. The seminar will address current wildlife and environmental enforcement issues affecting Indian Country today (for example, balancing eagle protection and Native American rights; Federal wildlife laws; investigative techniques; the Clean Water Act; the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act; the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act; and Tribal and Federal cooperation to protect tribal lands and natural resources).

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, June 29, 2015
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Leslie A. Hagen -
E-Mail: leslie.hagen3@usdoj.gov
43270
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

USAMeeting: Concordance (Seventh Installment)

The Office of Legal Education (OLE) and the Litigation Technology Help Desk (LTHD) will host a USAMeeting training session on Thursday, November 20, 2014, from 2:003:00 p.m. EST. This seventh installment of the Concordance USAMeeting training series, led by Anthony Bellino from the LTHD, will focus on Database Workflow Tips. This session will cover how to perform Overlays and create Word Authority Pick Lists, as well as a discussion about Concatenating Concordance Databases.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Michelle Mooney - 803-705-5257
E-Mail: michelle.mooney@usdoj.gov
44913
Active
Prerequisites:

USAMeeting: LAW PreDiscovery (Eighth Installment)

The Office of Legal Education (OLE) and the Litigation Technology Help Desk (LTHD) will host a USAMeeting training session on Thursday, December 4, 2014, from 2:003:00 p.m. EST. This eighth installment of the LAW PreDiscovery USAMeeting training series, led by Anthony Bellino from the LTHD, will focus on Alternative Workflows. This session will cover how to complete various common tasks using alternate workflows to those discussed in previous LAW PreDiscovery USAMeeting trainings.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Sharon Owusu - 803-705-5133
E-Mail: sharon.owusu@usdoj.gov
45570
Active
Prerequisites:

USAMeeting: LAW PreDiscovery (Seventh Installment)

The Office of Legal Education (OLE) and the Litigation Technology Help Desk (LTHD) will host a USAMeeting training session on Tuesday, October 28, 2014, from 2:003:00 p.m. EDT. This seventh installment of the LAW PreDiscovery USAMeeting training series, led by Marc Fulkert, Managing Attorney for the LTSC, and Anthony Bellino from the LTHD, will focus on De-duplication. This session will cover what De-duplication is and how to apply De-duplication settings in LAW PreDiscovery.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Sharon Owusu - 803-705-5133
E-Mail: sharon.owusu@usdoj.gov
44912
Active
Prerequisites:

USAMeeting: LAW PreDiscovery (Sixth Installment)

The Office of Legal Education (OLE) and the Litigation Technology Help Desk (LTHD) will host a USAMeeting training session on October 16, 2014, from 2:003:00 p.m. EDT. This sixth installment of the LAW USAMeeting training series, led by Anthony Bellino from the LTHD, will focus on LAW processes, tips, and tricks. This session will go over how to identify and resolve common issues and customize LAW (modify fields and views, create and save profiles, and create and export 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, October 16, 2014
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Sharon Owusu - 803-705-5133
E-Mail: sharon.owusu@usdoj.gov
44076
Active
Prerequisites:

USAMeeting: Money Judgment Forfeitures

The Office of Legal Education (OLE) and the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section (AFMLS) will hold a USAMeeting training session on Money Judgment Forfeitures on December 17, 2014, from 3:00--4:30 p.m. EST. This USAMeeting is for all United States Attorneys' office (USAO) personnel involved in or who have the potential to be involved in money judgment forfeitures. Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) Jim Alexander, District of Minnesota, will share his practical experience with money judgments to include exploring the following topics: when money judgments should be sought, how to seek money judgments, and strategies for collecting them. AUSA Anita Cream, Middle District of Florida, will serve as the moderator for this session. 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
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Karen Wilson - 803-705-5105
E-Mail: karen.wilson@usdoj.gov
45448
Active
Prerequisites:

USAMeeting: Relativity (Seventh Installment)

The Office of Legal Education (OLE) and the Litigation Technology Help Desk (LTHD) will host a USAMeeting training session on November 13, 2014, from 2:003:00 p.m. EST. This seventh installment of the Relativity USAMeeting training series, led by Shetal Mehta from the LTHD, will focus on working with transcripts and using pivot charts. 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, November 13, 2014
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Sharon Owusu - 803-705-5133
E-Mail: sharon.owusu@usdoj.gov
44078
Active
Prerequisites:

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 14, 2015
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Brenda Hyatt - 803-705-5122
E-Mail: brenda.hyatt@usdoj.gov
43240
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Using CaseMap for Case Review and Analysis Seminar

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Friday, September 25, 2015
Sharon Owusu - 803-705-5133
E-Mail: sharon.owusu@usdoj.gov
43207
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Using Technology to Manage Discovery Seminar

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, May 11, 2015
Friday, May 15, 2015
Sharon Owusu - 803-705-5133
E-Mail: sharon.owusu@usdoj.gov
43206
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Monday, July 27, 2015
Friday, July 31, 2015
Michelle Mooney - 803-705-51257
E-Mail: michelle.mooney@usdoj.gov
43205
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Violent Crime Seminar

This basic seminar is designed for criminal attorneys who prosecute street gangs, violent crime cases, and firearms offenses. Topics of discussion include an overview of the statutory tools used to combat violent crime including RICO, VICAR, and Title III. Modern technology issues, capital crimes litigation, forensics, witness security, and cases studies of actual gang investigations will also be discussed.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Friday, July 10, 2015
Brenda Hyatt - 803-705-5122
E-Mail: brenda.hyatt@usdoj.gov
43114
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

White Collar Crime Seminar

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Friday, June 26, 2015
Lynn Beard - 803-705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
43128
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Writing Skills for Intelligence Specialists Seminar

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Friday, June 12, 2015
Tami Belair - 803-705-5132
E-Mail: tami.belair@usdoj.gov
43245
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

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