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.
  • The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Legal Education is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Questions regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37219-2417. Telephone 615-880-4200. The CPE credits earned will be equivalent to the CLE hours shown.

2013 Organized Crime Coordinator and Strike Force Chief Training

This training is designed for Assistant United States Attorneys and Department of Justice Criminal Division attorneys who have been designated Organized Crime Strike Force Chiefs (OCSF Chiefs) and/or Organized Crime Coordinators (OC Coordinators). The two-day conference will be dedicated to issues of particular relevance to prosecutors of international, emerging, and traditional organized crime cases, and topics will span the areas of litigation, investigation, resources, trends, strategies, and tactics used in efforts to dismantle criminal conspiracies. In addition, OCSF Chiefs will lead discussions concerning their recently completed Organized Crime Threat Assessment and Strategy reports. The Organized Crime and Gang Section and OCSF Chiefs will discuss the process and substance of these reports, which are required of all OC Coordinators pursuant to the Attorney General's September 20, 2010, Order "Modernizing the Department of Justice Organized Crime Program."

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, June 17, 2013
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Lynn Beard - 803-705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
29773
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

2013 Procurement Conference

This conference is intended for new and less experienced Warranted Contracting Officers. Because of limited seats, nominations are limited to no more than two Contracting Officers per district. Simplified Acquisition Procedures, policies, appropriations law, audit, budget issues, EARS, and Expert Witness/Litigative Consultant contracts are among the topics that will be covered.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, May 20, 2013
Friday, May 24, 2013
Brenda Hyatt - 803-705-5122
E-Mail: brenda.hyatt@usdoj.gov
30140
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

AFMLS/Attorney General's Organized Crime Council/Organized Crime and Gang Section Financial Investigations Seminar

This practical, innovative, and interactive seminar is designed to enhance the participants' investigative skills while following the money trail of a criminal enterprise. Through a comprehensive use of a video-based case study, financial documents, lectures, and activities, the seminar will provide the participants an opportunity to apply techniques and strategies to identify and track assets for forfeiture, analyze bank documents and tax records, anticipate legal defenses and determine how to overcome them, and determine which money laundering and RICO statutes have been violated and should be charged. Participants will discuss the case study as a team and will take turns reporting the team's investigative results to the entire group. Modules such as "Proving Unexplained Income," "Obtaining and Analyzing Bank Documents," "BSA Reporting Requirements," "RICO," and "Tracing the Money" will be highlighted. The program level is Intermediate.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, December 10, 2012
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Lynn Beard - (803) 705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
26059
Active
Prerequisites:

AFMLS/OCDETF Financial Investigations Seminar

This is a basic seminar. The objective of this seminar is to apply investigative techniques and methods to unravel the case study's money laundering scheme, to identify assets for forfeiture, and to make charging and forfeiture decisions. Using videos to illustrate the case study involving a drug enterprise, this practical, innovative, and interactive seminar introduces 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 (attorneys and support staff) 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 the announcement and 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 back to their agency training contact so they can follow internal nomination procedures.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Karen Wilson - 803-705-5105
E-Mail: karen.wilson@usdoj.gov
32517
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Karen Wilson - 803-705-5105
E-Mail: karen.wilson@usdoj.gov
32482
Active
Prerequisites:

Addressing Violent Crime in the 21st Century Seminar

This course is designed for experienced criminal Assistant United States Attorneys who currently handle violent crimes. This substantive training will focus on a variety of topics related to firearms and federal violent crime investigations and prosecutions.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Friday, June 21, 2013
Lynn Beard - (803) 705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
27576
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 10, 2013
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Bertina Adams Cleveland - 202-616-5456
E-Mail: bertina.adams@usdoj.gov
28481
Active
Washington, DC
Prerequisites:

Advanced Joint Civil E-Discovery Training for Civil E-Discovery Coordinators (EDOCs) and EDOC Techs

This course is designed exclusively for Civil E-Discovery Office Coordinators (EDOCs) and EDOC Techs. This 2.5 day course will cover advanced concepts in E-Discovery, including implementing litigation holds in the client agencies; tailoring E-Discovery strategies for cases; developing and implementing search terms; and, several work group discussions on legal and technical issues in E-Discovery.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Friday, December 7, 2012
Tammy Campbell - (803) 705-5166
E-Mail: tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
27391
Active
Prerequisites:

Adverse Actions Seminar

This course is designed for supervisors/managers, management advisors, and agency representatives who take and/or defend adverse actions before the Merit Systems Protection Board. It is required for advisors and representatives, but supervisors and managers are also encouraged to attend. The course will consist of separate tracks for each group, plus combined and plenary sessions that address issues of general interest. The sessions for supervisors and managers will focus on issues such as preventing the need for formal discipline, investigations, and addressing performance and conduct problems in a legally defensible way. In addition to providing guidance on such issues, the training will acquaint supervisors and managers with the Department resources available to them to assist in preventing and resolving problems in this area. Advisors and representatives will attend sessions that address framing charges, writing/reviewing notices, considering Douglas factors on the penalty issue, preparing the administrative record, discovery, understanding and defending against affirmative defenses, and related issues, such as hearing preparation, settlement, interim relief, and petitions for review. Part of the course schedule is devoted to problem-solving of a specific case study in small groups of no more than 20 participants. Each of those groups will consist of a cross-section of participants and will be guided by experienced advisors and/or representatives. Please note that while CLE credits will be available, the course will not contain an ethics session, so you will not be able to claim CLE ethics credit.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Friday, January 18, 2013
Lynn Beard - (803) 705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
25053
Active
Prerequisites:

Alcohol Facilitated Sexual Assault in Indian Country Working Group

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Michelle Mooney - 803-705-5257
E-Mail: Michelle.Mooney@usdoj.gov
29150
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
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Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council Coordinators' Training

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

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Friday, March 15, 2013
Tami Belair - (803) 705-5132
E-Mail: tami.belair@usdoj.gov
26824
Active
Springfield, Virginia
Prerequisites:

Basic Bankruptcy Seminar

This is a basic course designed for AUSAs, DOJ Attorneys, and agency counsel who are new to the practice of bankruptcy. It will focus on an overview of the Bankruptcy Code and its components and describe the players, the various "Chapters," and how liquidations and reorganizations differ. It will describe jurisdiction of the bankruptcy courts, relationship to the district courts, proofs of claims, the automatic stay, offset, discharge/dischargeability, and other basic bankruptcy principles. NOTE: ALL participants selected for this seminar must stay for the Intermediate seminar on Wednesday through Friday.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, June 17, 2013
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Tammy Campbell - (803) 705-5166
E-Mail: tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
26211
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, July 8, 2013
Friday, July 12, 2013
Doreen Smith - 803-705-5152
E-Mail: doreen.f.smith@usdoj.gov
25673
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, September 10, 2013
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Brenda Hyatt - (803) 705-5122
E-Mail: brenda.hyatt@usdoj.gov
25238
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Basic VNS Seminar

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. The training also teaches attendees how to use the Reports ability of VNS to review information, and it provides an overview of the basic interaction of VNS, LIONS and the U.S. District Court CM/ECF database.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, December 3, 2012
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Terry Fox - (803) 705-5148
E-Mail: theresa.fox@usdoj.gov
28271
Active
Monday, July 29, 2013
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Theresa Fox - (803) 705-5148
E-Mail: theresa.fox@usdoj.gov
27605
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

CATS for Experts Training

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, November 7, 2012
Friday, November 9, 2012
Sharon Owusu - (803) 705-5133
E-Mail: sharon.owusu@usdoj.gov
26710
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
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CDCS Document Generation: WordPerfect to Word Conversion

This hands-on course is designed to provide the Financial Litigation Units (FLU) the tools necessary to convert existing documents used in the Consolidated Debt Collection System (CDCS) document generation program from WordPerfect to Word. The attendees will be given time to convert some of their own documents with a goal of leaving the course with some of their own documents ready to use in their home office, an understanding of the conversion process, and an understanding of using Word for its Document Generation purposes. The course will also give information to improve the attendee use of Query Builder for Document Generation.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Friday, May 3, 2013
Theresa Fox - 803-705-5148
E-Mail: theresa.fox@usdoj.gov
30055
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Friday, May 10, 2013
Theresa Fox - 803-705-5148
E-Mail: theresa.fox@usdoj.gov
30056
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Friday, May 24, 2013
Theresa Fox - 803-705-5148
E-Mail: theresa.fox@usdoj.gov
30057
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
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Community Outreach Seminar

This 2.5 day conference is for Community Outreach Coordinators and other members of the United States Attorneys' office community who are involved with community outreach efforts in their district. It is designed to help attendees take an informed and professional approach to community engagement and provide them with an understanding of the ethical and Departmental requirements for working with community partners. Topics will include strategic planning for outreach, capacity building, professional development of outreach staff, integrating outreach with case work, working with DOJ partners, and programs designed to address specific community needs, like gang prevention and specialty courts.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Terry Fox - (803) 705-5148
E-Mail: theresa.fox@usdoj.gov
31651
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
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Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property (CHIP) Prosecutors Training Seminar

The CHIP Prosecutors' Training Seminar (formerly called the "CHIP Conference") is the 17th in a series of annual courses designed specifically for CHIP Coordinators and AUSAs 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, April 22, 2013
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Tim Gaskin - 803-705-5655
E-Mail: Timothy.Gaskin@usdoj.gov
25782
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Consolidated Asset Tracking System (CATS) Working Group Meeting

Consolidated Asset Tracking System (CATS) Working Group

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, November 5, 2012
Friday, November 9, 2012
Sharon Owusu - (803) 705-5133
E-Mail: sharon.owusu@usdoj.gov
27358
Active
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.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Friday, July 19, 2013
Tami Belair - (803) 705-5132
E-Mail: tami.belair@usdoj.gov
27263
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Courtroom Presentations Online Training

This course is a basic course designed to familiarize students with the use of currently available Litigation Technology applications in the trial phase of a criminal or civil case. Students selected to participate in this course will receive hands-on training on the Sanction II.9 and TimeMap 5 applications. The Sanction II.9 portion of the course will cover creating a case by using the drag and drop method, creating presentation folders, using the Presentation mode in court, synchronizing audio and video files with a corresponding transcript, making clips of media files, and using the print option. The TimeMap 5 portion of the course will cover how to create a time line in the application as well as creating a time line directly from a CaseMap case. The online training classes will meet every other Wednesday, beginning on August 21. Classes will meet from 1:00-3:00 p.m. EST via USAMeeting. If a student cannot attend one of the live presentations, he or she will be expected to watch a recording of the session missed before the next live presentation. During the weeks in which there is no online presentation, students will have a homework assignment. Students accepted for this training will be expected to spend approximately 1 to 2 hours each week of the course working on assignments during the duty day. No travel is required for attending this training. To receive credit for this training, students must attend at least 75 percent of the live presentations, complete all homework assignments, complete all message board posts, and successfully complete the capstone project.Students selected to participate in this course will also be required to watch approximately 2 to 3 hours of on-demand training on PowerPoint 2010 through Lynda.com. The list of required training videos will be provided with the course acceptance. The on-demand training will cover creating a basic presentation, animating text, inserting pictures, inserting audio and video files, printing, and presenting the presentation. There will be a short presentation on using PowerPoint 2010 with Sanction II.9 and TimeMap 5. Since this is a basic course, no prior knowledge of the applications covered is required, and students should not expect to have mastered the technology by the end of the training. Due to the technical nature of this seminar, no Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit will be awarded for completing this training.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Friday, December 6, 2013
Rob Moore - 803-705-5654
E-Mail: rob.moore@usdoj.gov
32143
Active
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Criminal Appellate Advocacy Seminar

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 6, 2013
Friday, August 9, 2013
Brenda Hyatt - (803) 705-5122
E-Mail: brenda.hyatt@usdoj.gov
25200
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
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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
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Friday, September 20, 2013
Lynn Beard - (803) 705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
31232
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
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Criminal Discovery Coordinators' Conference

This conference is designed for all Criminal Discovery Coordinators. Topics will include an update on legislative and policy initiatives affecting criminal discovery obligations, discussion of the new Electronically Stored Information (ESI) protocol and guidance regarding its implementation, current trends in discovery motions and orders and strategies for responding, the overlapping and interlocking responsibilities of the Criminal Discovery Coordinator and the Professional Responsibility Officer, managing large volume discovery cases, and conducting effective training of attorneys and agents. The conference also will include breakout sessions by circuit, during which attendees will discuss current legal developments affecting criminal discovery obligations and proven strategies for effective and efficient handling of large volume discovery cases.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, October 29, 2012
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Tonia Jones - 803-705-5154
E-Mail: tonia.jones@usdoj.gov
26327
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
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Criminal Federal Practice Seminar

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

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Friday, October 12, 2012
Lynn Beard - (803) 705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
26664
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
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Criminal and Civil Appeals 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 will focus on legal skills unique to support staff working on appellate cases. The training will include lectures, workshops, and panel discussions. Topics will include an overview of the appellate process, with a discussion of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure; the role of support staff; case management; online appellate research using LexisNexis, Westlaw, and DOJ resources; procedure and motions practice; and prisoner litigation. Participants will also have an opportunity to participate in writing workshops.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Friday, September 27, 2013
Oliver Hartner - (803) 705-5257
E-Mail: oliver.hartner@usdoj.gov
26906
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
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Crisis Management Coordinator Strategy Session

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Tami Belair - 803-705-5132
E-Mail: tami.belair@usdoj.gov
29413
Active
Prerequisites:

Critical Elements to the Sovereign Citizen Movement

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Tammy Campbell - 803-705-5166
E-Mail: Tammy.campbell@usdoj.gov
32349
Active
Prerequisites:

Defending Federal Employees in Personal Liability Litigation

This course will focus on representing federal employees in their individual capacities under 28 C.F.R ? 50.15. Particular emphasis will be placed on personal-liability, constitutional tort (Bivens) claims. Common defense strategies will be covered, such as the "special factors" doctrine and qualified immunity. There will also be emphasis on the professional responsibility and ethical concerns arising in this context, such as conflicts between clients. New for this year, this course will cover discovery issues (both electronic and non-electronic) that arise in this type of litigation. Finally, a variety of related topics will be featured, including appellate practice and non-litigation concerns. The course format includes lectures, small-group workshops and an open forum on the final day. Students will receive a CD containing the lecture handouts, the workshop problems and the latest version of all the Constitutional Torts Staff monographs.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Friday, July 26, 2013
Tammy Campbell - (803) 705-5166
E-Mail: tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
26030
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
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Deposition Skills for Civil Attorneys Seminar

This basic deposition seminar is designed for civil AUSAs and DOJ litigating attorneys working to develop and enhance their deposition skills. The seminar includes presentations on attorney preparation, taking and defending depositions, witness preparation, effective use of depositions in discovery practice, knowledge of key Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in depositions, and, strategies on how to deal with problematic opposing counsel.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Doreen Smith - 803-705-5152
E-Mail: doreen.f.smith@usdoj.gov
25210
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
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Document Imaging Seminar

This 3.5 day course deals with using computer technology to electronically capture, store, and organize documents on a local district server in civil or criminal cases. The emphasis of this course is on using eScan-IT to capture Electronically Stored Information (ESI) and generating electronic copies of documentary evidence. Students will also learn how to view documents, annotate documents, and create IPublish projects using IPRO. This is a basic course and no prior knowledge of the software applications is required prior to attending this course. No Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit will be awarded for this course.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Friday, February 15, 2013
Tonia Jones - (803) 705-5154
E-Mail: tonia.jones@usdoj.gov
26700
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Friday, September 13, 2013
Tonia Jones - (803) 705-5154
E-Mail: tonia.jones@usdoj.gov
32213
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
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Document and Case Management (LAW PreDiscovery) Seminar

The emphasis of this course is on using Concordance, LAW PreDiscovery, IPRO and CaseMap during the document review and production phases of the litigation process. Concordance will focus on creating databases to manage large document cases and how to conduct searches after the databases are created. LAW PreDiscovery will focus on creating .tif files from native files, and the process for moving the .tif files into IPRO. IPRO Build will be used for creating production datasets for opposing counsel. Finally, CaseMap will be used for case organization throughout the entire life of the case. This is an introductory course, and attendees should not expect to be an expert on these applications at the conclusion of this course. Document Imaging (LAW PreDiscovery) is a prerequisite for this course.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Friday, November 2, 2012
Kathy Phillips - 803-705-5106
E-Mail: kathy.phillips@usdoj.gov
27676
Active
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Domestic Terrorism Training for National Security Prosecutors

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 18, 2013
Friday, September 20, 2013
Tami Belair - (803) 705-5132
E-Mail: tami.belair@usdoj.gov
26637
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
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EEO Reasonable Accommodation Coordinator Training

This course is designed to provide Reasonable Accommodation Coordinators (RACs) in the United States Attorneys' Offices and EOUSA with the essential tools they need to assist individuals with disabilities to fully integrate into the workforce. Participants will be given comprehensive instruction on the United States Attorney Procedures (USAP) 3-5.101.001, Reasonable Accommodations, and will examine the underlying requirements of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, Executive Order 13164, Departmental Policy, and best practices. Special emphasis will be placed on the Department's Procedures for Providing Reasonable Accommodation and available resources in the area of computer and electronic accommodations. Finally, participants will receive an update on current legal requirements, cases, and trends. Upon completion of this course, participants will be better able to address the needs of individuals with disabilities who request accommodations and implement plans for hiring, retention, and advancement of individuals with disabilities.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Friday, October 12, 2012
Karen Wilson - (803) 705-5105
E-Mail: karen.wilson@usdoj.gov
25614
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, health care 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 computers, understanding the Internet, e-mail, cell phones and mobile devices, encryption, social networking, international issues, search and seizure of electronic evidence, online investigations, data forensics and analysis, obtaining and admitting electronic evidence, prosecuting computer crimes, and prosecuting intellectual property crimes.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Oliver Hartner - (803) 705-5154
E-Mail: oliver.hartner@usdoj.gov
26888
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, September 10, 2013
Friday, September 13, 2013
Lynn Beard - (803) 705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
31570
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
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Friday, November 16, 2012
Karen Wilson - (803) 705-5105
E-Mail: karen.wilson@usdoj.gov
27349
Active
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, July 30, 2013
Friday, August 2, 2013
Doreen Smith - (803) 705-5152
E-Mail: doreen.f.smith@usdoj.gov
31400
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Evidence for Experienced Criminal Litigators Seminar

NOTE: You will be able to register for a scheduled offering of this course only after completing the Preregistration Survey. Prerequisites are listed under the Item Details. This seminar will assist in sharpening the pretrial and trial evidence skills of experienced attorneys with ten or more jury trials. The seminar will reinforce basic evidence principles in constitutional issues, admissibility, cross-examination/impeachment, relevance, character evidence, hearsay, and lay and expert opinions.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Friday, July 26, 2013
Brenda Hyatt - (803) 705-5122
E-Mail: brenda.hyatt@usdoj.gov
25188
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Experienced Paralegals Seminar

This 2.5 day seminar will be designed as a refresher for experienced paralegals who have worked for the Department of Justice more than four years. Both substantive and administrative topics will be covered to include personal effectiveness, communication, Microsoft Word 2010, and time and stress management. Legal Assistants are not eligible to attend this course.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Friday, November 16, 2012
Michelle Mooney - (803) 705-5257
E-Mail: michelle.mooney@usdoj.gov
27350
Active
Prerequisites:

FOIA Administrative Forum

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Bertina Adams Cleveland - 202-616-5456
E-Mail: bertina.adams@usdoj.gov
28488
Active
Washington, DC
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, November 28, 2012
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Bertina Adams Cleveland - 202-616-5456
E-Mail: bertina.adams@usdoj.gov
28487
Active
Washington, DC
Prerequisites:

Federal Acquisition Certification-Contracting Officer Representative (FAC-COR) Training

This course is for experienced and future new Contracting Officer Representatives, Contracting Officers, and Administrative Officers. Students will learn the role and responsibilities of a Contracting Officer's Representative (COR). Topics will include limits of authority, contract administration, monitoring contractor performance, and ethics in government contracting. This course will meet and satisfy the Federal Acquisition Certification for Contracting Officer Representative (FAC-COR) mandatory 40-hour training requirement. A prerequisite for attending this course is the successful completion of an online course titled "Green Procurement." This course can be taken through the Defense Acquisition University (DAU), course CLC 046, Green Procurement, and found at the following link: http://icatalog.dau.mil/onlinecatalog/courses.aspx?crs_id=497.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, January 28, 2013
Friday, February 1, 2013
Brenda Hyatt - (803) 705-5122
E-Mail: brenda.hyatt@usdoj.gov
25530
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, September 23, 2013
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Leslie Hagen - 803-705-5061
E-Mail: leslie.hagen@usdoj.gov
29568
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Foundations of Leadership for Attorney Managers

Foundations of Leadership (FOL) is the introductory course in the Justice Leadership Institute (JLI) curriculum that establishes the groundwork for leadership development. The course addresses relevant leadership principles as applied to real issues in United States Attorneys' Offices (USAOs) and the Civil Division and Civil Rights Division. Course instruction includes interactive presentations, facilitated discussion of case studies, and peer collaboration. Foundations of Leadership participants complete two brief personal assessments: the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI, personality type) and Thomas-Killman Instrument (TKI, conflict handling). The purpose of this course is to provide a set of leadership skills, which participants will practice during the course and can use in dealing with leadership challenges in their offices.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Friday, March 8, 2013
Gordie Prescott - 803-705-5139
E-Mail: gordie.prescott2@usdoj.gov
29151
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Foundations of Leadership for DOJ Litigating Divisions

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

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Whitney Brooke - (803) 705-5162
E-Mail: Whitney.Brooke@usdoj.gov
27442
Active
Washington, DC
Monday, July 15, 2013
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Gordie Prescott - (803) 705-5139
E-Mail: Gordie.Prescott@usdoj.gov
31765
Active
Washington, DC
Prerequisites:

Freedom of Information Act for Attorneys and Access Professionals

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
Monday, December 17, 2012
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Bertina Adams Cleveland - 202-616-5456
E-Mail: bertina.adams@usdoj.gov
28483
Active
Washington, DC
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Bertina Adams Cleveland - 202-616-5456
E-Mail: bertina.adams@usdoj.gov
28484
Active
Washington, DC
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Bertina Adams Cleveland - 202-616-5456
E-Mail: bertina.adams@usdoj.gov
28485
Active
Washington, DC
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Bertina Adams Cleveland - 202-616-5456
E-Mail: bertina.adams@usdoj.gov
28486
Active
Washington, DC
Prerequisites:

Fundamentals of Litigation for Criminal 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 is designed to train legal assistants working in the criminal section of the United States Attorney's office for three years or less. Therefore, United States Attorneys' office nominees will be given priority, and employees of DOJ's litigating divisions will be considered only on a case-by-case basis.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Friday, October 19, 2012
Michelle Mooney - (803) 705-5257
E-Mail: michelle.mooney@usdoj.gov
26745
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Friday, August 16, 2013
Michelle Mooney - (803) 705-5257
E-Mail: michelle.mooney@usdoj.gov
31523
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Government Purchase Card (GPC) 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 course is for current and future GPC holders who do not possess a Delegation of Procurement Authority (DPA) as a Contracting Officer. This course can be taken in lieu of the GSA SmartPay on-line training. Students will learn the requirements and appropriate use of GPC cards. Specifically, the course will cover the Justice Management Division Purchase Card Program, who is involved in the program, how to remain a player in the program, purchase card authorities, federal and agency regulations, using the GPC, checks and balances, and PaymentNet.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Friday, August 30, 2013
Sharon Owusu - 803-705-5133
E-Mail: sharon.owusu@usdoj.gov
32415
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, January 29, 2013
Friday, February 1, 2013
Whitney Brooke - (803) 705-5162
E-Mail: Whitney.Brooke@usdoj.gov
26784
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Indian Country Strangulation and Suffocation Seminar

Strangulation has been identified as one of the most lethal forms of domestic violence and sexual assault. This four-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. This course will provide an indepth examination of the mechanics of strangulation and suffocation from a medical, legal, and law enforcement perspective. Further, this course is intended for personnel who serve as either trainers or expert witnesses in their jurisdiction. Those selected to attend the class will receive instruction on effective training techniques, how to develop a training curriculum, an overview of courtroom procedures, and instruction on how to use expert witnesses in court. 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. Participants are encouraged to register as a team. For example, a prosecutor and investigator or a prosecutor and a medical provider may register as a team. Individual registrations will be considered.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Friday, February 1, 2013
Theresa Fox - 803-705-5148
E-Mail: theresa.fox@usdoj.gov
28491
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Instructional Design Symposium

Participants will be able to articulate fundamental principles of adult learning and instructional design (ISD), as well as how to apply these principles to instruction and assessment. Participants will also modify and/or re-design portions of courses for practical application during this training. Specific components of the instructional design symposium include: the science and psychology of adult learning and cognition; fundamentals of instructional design, including design, development, implementation, and assessment; applying principles of learning and instructional design; and the use of technology and resources to deliver and enhance training and learning.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Tammy Campbell - (803) 705-5166
E-Mail: tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
26343
Active
Prerequisites:

Intelligence Specialists' Training

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, October 2, 2012
Friday, October 5, 2012
Tami Belair - (803) 705-5132
E-Mail: tami.belair@usdoj.gov
25947
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Intermediate Bankruptcy Seminar

This is an Intermediate course designed for experienced AUSAs, DOJ Attorneys, and agency counsel who have had exposure to the practice of bankruptcy, as well as for attorneys who have participated in the Basic Bankruptcy Seminar. It will focus on current topics, discussions of various Chapter 11 issues including first day motions, and 363 sales, tax issues, discharge litigation, student loan litigation, Chapter 9, the relationship of bankruptcy to criminal forfeitures, and other more advanced bankruptcy principles. NOTE: Participants selected from the Basic Bankruptcy Seminar will be expected to stay for the entire Intermediate seminar Wednesday through Friday.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Friday, June 21, 2013
Tammy Campbell - 803-705-5166
E-Mail: tammy.campbell@usdoj.gov
30446
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Intermediate Consolidated Debt Collection System (CDCS) Training

This Intermediate CDCS Training is designed for Financial Litigation Units (FLUs) and will provide hands-on training on how to enter complex joint and several cases, enter Health Care Fraud debts, and handle payees and disbursements within CDCS. This course tackles these and other issues as well as trains the FLU paralegals and agents on how to effectively use the CDCS system to assist and follow through with the enforcement of civil and criminal debts, manage the FLU's workload, and effectively review and work on CDCS reports.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Friday, February 22, 2013
Tim Gaskin - (803) 705-5655
E-Mail: Timothy.Gaskin@usdoj.gov
27117
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Friday, August 2, 2013
Sharon Owusu - 803-705-5133
E-Mail: Sharon.Owusu@usdoj.gov
27612
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
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 11, 2013
Friday, March 15, 2013
Brenda Hyatt - (803) 705-5122
E-Mail: brenda.hyatt@usdoj.gov
25082
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Intermediate DOJ Legal Support Staff Seminar

NOTE: You will be able to register for a scheduled offering of this course only after completing the Prerequisite Survey. Prerequisites are listed under the Item Details. This 2.5 day refresher course is designed for intermediate legal support staff employees in the DOJ components. Paralegals, legal assistants, and other non-attorney support staff assigned to the DOJ components are eligible to apply. Personnel in the United States Attorneys' offices are not eligible to attend this course. The course will include legal citation, research, and analysis; editing and effective writing; and professionalism and ethics. Personnel who have attended any of the following OLE-sponsored courses within the past three years are not eligible to attend: (1) Legal Writing and Analysis for Support Staff Seminar; (2) Introduction to Legal Citation and Legal Research for Support Staff Seminar; (3) Experienced Paralegal Seminar; or, (4) Training for DOJ Legal Support Staff. Any questions regarding eligibility to attend this course should be directed to your Training Officer.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Michelle Mooney - (803) 705-5257
E-Mail: michelle.mooney@usdoj.gov
26589
Active
Washington, DC
Prerequisites:

Intertribal Technical-Assistance Working Group on Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Delores McCarter - 803-705-5123
E-Mail: delores.mccarter@usdoj.gov
32731
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, June 11, 2013
Friday, June 14, 2013
Brenda Hyatt - (803) 705-5122
E-Mail: brenda.hyatt@usdoj.gov
26558
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 20, 2013
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Bertina Adams Cleveland - 202-616-5456
E-Mail: bertina.adams@usdoj.gov
28482
Active
Washington, DC
Prerequisites:

Introduction to Financial Litigation for AUSAs

This seminar is designed for Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) newly assigned (three years or less) to financial litigation programs in the United States Attorneys' Offices. As debtors have become more sophisticated in hiding and/or dissipating their assets prior and subsequent to conviction and judgment, it is important that AUSAs with financial litigation responsibilities be aware of and understand the emerging issues in enforcing and collecting criminal monetary penalties, as well as civil debts. The seminar will provide basic instruction on criminal pre-judgment strategies, pre- and post-judgment enforcement pursuant to the Federal Debt Collections Procedures Act, the Mandatory Victims' Restitution Act, the Crime Victims' Rights Act, and management issues. This training will utilize lectures and discussion groups to provide theoretical insight and practical approaches on the day-to-day aspects of practicing financial litigation, focusing on the enforcement and collection of civil and criminal monetary impositions and judgments for victims of crime and the United States. Please note that this is an introductory course, and individuals with more than three years of 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, February 26, 2013
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Karen Wilson - (803) 705-5105
E-Mail: karen.wilson@usdoj.gov
26409
Active
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 level.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Tami Belair - 803-705-5132
E-Mail: tami.belair@usdoj.gov
31365
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Friday, June 14, 2013
Tami Belair - (803) 705-5132
E-Mail: tami.belair@usdoj.gov
31397
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Investigating Material Support to Terrorism Training for Intelligence Specialists

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

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, February 25, 2013
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Tami Belair - (803) 705-5132
E-Mail: tami.belair@usdoj.gov
26103
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Investigating and Prosecuting Public Corruption and Financial Crime in Indian Country Seminar

This seminar is designed for federal and tribal investigators and federal and tribal prosecutors working public corruption and financial crime in Indian Country. This seminar will cover the skills and legal knowledge needed to successfully investigate and prosecute crimes related to gaming, federal grant program fraud, financial crimes, and embezzlement in tribal communities. This seminar will include sessions on understanding the basics of federal grant programs, developing and working joint operations with Federal Agency Offices of Inspector General, anticipating corruption vulnerabilities, the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, forfeiture, jurisdictional issues, and an overview of casino-related crimes.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Tara Brown - 803-705-5659
E-Mail: tara.brown@usdoj.gov
29566
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Investigation and Prosecution of Indian Country Criminal Enterprises

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

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Friday, January 11, 2013
Terry Fox - 803-705-5148
E-Mail: theresa.fox@usdoj.gov
28429
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

JLI Core Competency

These leadership offerings feature training and practical skills on various leadership competencies. Please refer to the course announcement to see which competency is featured.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Friday, January 11, 2013
Nikki Calvano - (803) 705-5125
E-Mail: nikki.calvano@usdoj.gov
26418
Active
Prerequisites:

LAW PreDiscovery Certification for EDOC Techs

This two-day certification course provides participants with an understanding of how LAW PreDiscovery is used to process electronic discovery. This course is designed around common project scenarios to help lay a foundation for actual projects you may encounter. This course is only open to individuals who have been appointed as their district's EDOC Tech. Applicants who attend this course will be required to successfully pass the Electronic Data Discovery exam administered by Lexis/Nexis. Successful passage requires a minimum exam score of 80 percent on the final day of the course.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, December 3, 2012
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
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E-Mail:
27886
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Law Enforcement Coordinators' National Conference

The training assists attendees in strengthening their relationships with law enforcement officials at the federal, state, and local level. Topics include Project Safe Childhood, Human Trafficking, and Southwest Border issues. Additionally, sessions will be provided on grant management and community outreach. There will also be Indian Country-specific training. The LEC from each district office is encouraged to attend. This course is designed for Law Enforcement Coordinators (LECs). Community Outreach Specialists are also welcome to apply.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Friday, October 5, 2012
Lynn Beard - (803) 705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
26986
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Leadership Development: OnLine - Strategies for Influence

The Leadership Development: OnLine course, Strategies for Influence, gives you tools to think critically and act strategically about individual behavior and organizational change efforts to achieve clear results. This four-week OnLine course presents the difference between influence and motivation, a three part process for influence, and mock case studies for you to apply the process. There will be a live session each week to debrief the mock case study, discuss personal application, and preview the content for the upcoming week.At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:"Clarify intended results of a change"Identify behaviors needed to achieve the results"Choose from six-sources of influence to create an effective influence strategy Prerequisite: Foundations of Leadership

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, August 5, 2013
Friday, August 30, 2013
Gordie Prescott - 803-705-5139
E-Mail: gordie.prescott2@usdoj.gov
32024
Active
Prerequisites:

Managerial Leaders Go Beyond Line Editing

This 2-day course creates an environment where attorneys who supervise, review and edit other attorney's written work can learn and practice substantive editing techniques, as well as leadership communication (coaching and feedback) skills. The purpose of the course is to better prepare attorney supervisors to partner with AUSAs toward improving their written work product. Participants will practice editing mock writing samples and communicating the edited product effectively with instructive insight in a collaborative manner. Attorney supervisors, who are accountable for reviewing the written work product of other AUSAs and have attended Foundations of Leadership, are invited to apply. Submission of pre-work is required.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Gordie Prescott - (803) 705-5139
E-Mail: Gordie.Prescott2@usdoj.gov
28347
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/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/techniques.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Friday, August 2, 2013
Tammy Campbell - (803) 705-5166
E-Mail: tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
31399
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Microsoft Word Training

The Microsoft Word Training for OLE, EOUSA, and EAP employees will be offered in three segments, each approximately 2.5 hours in length. Training will cover Word 2010 basics, Word 2010 transition skills, and Word 2010 specialized components. Participants will be able to select which segment(s) they would like to attend.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, October 22, 2012
Friday, October 26, 2012
Whitney Brooke - 803-705-5162
E-Mail: whitney.brooke@usdoj.gov
28394
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, September 24, 2013
Friday, September 27, 2013
Doreen Smith - (803) 705-5152
E-Mail: doreen.f.smith@usdoj.gov
27052
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

National Security Cyber Specialists' Training

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

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Friday, November 9, 2012
Tami Belair - (803) 705-5132
E-Mail: tami.belair@usdoj.gov
27361
Active
Washington, DC
Prerequisites:

National Security Symposium on Counterintelligence, Export Control, and Counterproliferation

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

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, January 14, 2013
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Tami Belair - (803) 705-5132
E-Mail: tami.belair@usdoj.gov
26399
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

New Victim-Witness Personnel Seminar

This course is for those Victim-Witness personnel who have been working on victim-witness issues in a USAO for three years or less. Participants who attend this course will gain a deeper understanding of the fundamentals of working with victims and witnesses in a USAO Victim-Witness program, be able to apply guidelines pertaining to available funding sources, demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the requirements and mandates under the 2011 Attorney General Guidelines for Victim and Witness Assistance, and interpret and apply rights under the Crime Victims' Rights Act.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, July 22, 2013
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Terry Fox - 803-705-5148
E-Mail: theresa.fox@usdoj.gov
31571
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

OLE Faculty Development Workshop and Symposium

This course is designed for current and future OLE/DOJ faculty who will be instructing for residential and distance learning courses. The purpose of this training is to sharpen skills in developing and delivering effective and engaging instruction for OLE courses and other training. Course attendees will refine their individual presentation skills by incorporating new ideas about learning and instructional design, as well as receive 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
Monday, January 14, 2013
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Angela Dooley - (803) 705-5077
E-Mail: Angela.Dooley@usdoj.gov
26424
Active
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Friday, June 21, 2013
Angela Dooley - (803) 705-5077
E-Mail: Angela.Dooley@usdoj.gov
31723
Active
Washington, DC
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Friday, September 27, 2013
Angela Dooley - (803) 705-5077
E-Mail: angela.dooley@usdoj.gov
32189
Active
Washington, DC
Prerequisites:

Privacy Act and Privacy Compliance Requirements for Privacy Attorneys and Professionals

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

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Pam Moye - (202) 514-0208
E-Mail: Pam.Moye@usdoj.gov
29389
Active
Washington, DC
Prerequisites:

Project Safe Childhood Advanced Online Child Exploitation Seminar

The first day of this seminar will be dedicated to basic child exploitation crimes topics, including an overview of child exploitation statutes, computer forensic fundamentals, and certain search and seizure issues, including the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA). This session is designed to give attorneys who are new to prosecuting Project Safe Childhood (PSC) cases the foundation for the remainder of the seminar, but also to provide refresher training for more experienced PSC prosecutors. There remaining four days of the seminar will address the most current challenges in federal child exploitation cases. The seminar's goal is to help prosecutors effectively prepare, present, and argue the government's case by focusing on cutting edge investigative and prosecutorial strategies and techniques in gathering evidence. The seminar will address challenges posed by technological developments, such as anonymization, encryption, mobile devices and cloud-based storage, as well as the emerging legal issues unique to these technologies. Significant focus will also be placed on the investigation and prosecution of child exploitation offenses that were recently incorporated into the PSC initiative, including domestic prostitution of minors, sexual exploitation of children who are outside of the United States, and child sex offender registration enforcement. In addition, the seminar will provide prosecutors with up-to-date information in the continuously evolving areas of sentencing, restitution, civil commitment, and victim rights and privacy interests.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, February 25, 2013
Friday, March 1, 2013
Lynn Beard - (803) 705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
25888
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

SAR: Investigative Techniques (USAMeeting)

The Office of Legal Education (OLE) and the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section (AFMLS) will hold a USAMeeting training session on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. EDT. This USAMeeting is for personnel involved in SAR review. While the training is designed for and intended for those who have not attended the basic SAR Review Team Training at the NAC, some of the information shared may benefit those with more experience. An analyst and agent will present investigative techniques used in SAR review team cases, and their presentations will cover post-seizure interviews, conducting surveillance, public records searches, using and obtaining bank records, drafting seizure warrants, and presenting a SAR case to an AUSA and judge. Please note that OLE is not sponsoring Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits for this training event. Also, USAMeeting can only be accessed from EOUSA/USAOs; therefore, those outside this community will not be able to view the training from their offices.The link to this USAMeeting will be provided to individuals who enroll in learnDOJ via an email notification that will be automatically generated following enrollment.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Karen Wilson - 803-705-5105
E-Mail: karen.wilson@usdoj.gov
33132
Active
Prerequisites:

SAR: Who is Doing What and How (USAMeeting)

The Office of Legal Education (OLE) and the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section (AFMLS) will hold a USAMeeting training session on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, from 2:00  3:30 p.m. EDT. This USAMeeting is for AUSAs and other personnel involved in SAR review. While the training is designed for and intended for those who have not attended the basic SAR Review Team Training at the NAC, some of the information shared may benefit those with more experience. We will conduct a best practices examination of several AUSA-led SAR review teams during which the teams will discuss how they operate, what theyre encountering, and how they handle what they are finding. During this live training event, participants will have the opportunity to type questions to the presenters. Please note that OLE is not sponsoring Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits for this training event. For those who did not participate in the USAMeeting on SAR Introduction and the Bank Secrecy Act on May 22, 2013, we recommend viewing the recording of this event prior to this upcoming training. A link to the recording and materials are on our SharePoint site. The link to this USAMeeting will only be provided to individuals who enroll in learnDOJ via an email registration notification that will be automatically generated following enrollment. Please note that USAMeeting can only be accessed from EOUSA/USAOs; therefore, those outside this community will not be able to view the training from their offices. A link to the recording will be posted on our SharePoint site, which can only be accessed by EOUSA/USAOs. We will also post on AFMLS Online, the AFMLS website.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Karen Wilson - (803) 705-5105
E-Mail: karen.wilson@usdoj.gov
32204
Active
Prerequisites:

Sentencing Guidelines Seminar

NOTE: You will be able to register for a scheduled offering of this course only after completing the Prerequisite Survey. Prerequisites are listed under the Item Details. This 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 get 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 will also include ethics credit. This course is open to AUSAs and Division attorneys and also to Special Assistant United States Attorneys (SAUSAs) who are nominated by their districts.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Friday, August 9, 2013
Lynn Beard - 803-705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
31543
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Stolen Identity Refund Fraud (SIRF) Conference

The course will address issues related to Stolen Identity Refund Fraud crimes in the context of new Tax Directive 144 (effective October 1, 2012) which grants authority to United States Attorneys to open tax-related cases and grand jury investigations in SIRF matters, file criminal complaints, and obtain seizure warrants for fraud proceeds resulting from SIRF crimes, all without prior approval from the Tax Division. The course will review the new policy and procedures accompanying Tax Directive 144 and the respective roles of the United States Attorney's Office, the Tax Division, and IRS-CI, in the investigation and prosecution of SIRF crimes. Special attention will be given to the roles of SIRF points-of-contact within the United States Attorneys' Offices and the plan for them to report information about SIRF cases to the Tax Division. In addition, the course will address substantive issues associated with the investigation and prosecution of the unique mix of street crime and tax administration present in SIRF cases. The course will include presentations by prosecutors, special agents, and supervisory agents responsible for combating SIRF crimes, and it will explore successful strategies designed to meet the various demands placed upon law enforcement officials responsible for addressing these fast-growing crimes. Course attendees should be the SIRF point-of-contact within the United States Attorney's Office and/or the prosecutor(s) most responsible for handling or supervising the prosecution of SIRF cases within the office.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Lynn Beard - 803-705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
28091
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Strategies for Peak Performance

Resiliency in the workplace enables individuals and organizations to sustain optimal performance even in the face of adversity and disruption (i.e. limited resources, transition, and change). When challenged by "doing more with less," resilient employees show deep commitment to meeting personal and organizational goals. This skills-based course looks at increasing workplace resilience by learning, reflecting, and practicing the following: finding meaning, managing performance, positive framing, connecting, and engaging. Course delivery methods include interactive leader-led and small-group discussions, self-reflection and development, and role-play exercises. Participants will also create an individual leadership development plan for becoming more resilient and more productive at work. Completing Foundations of Leadership is a prerequisite.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Friday, November 30, 2012
Gordie Prescott - (803) 705-5139
E-Mail: gordie.prescott2@usdoj.gov
26007
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Survey of Fraud Crimes Seminar

Day one of this seminar is designed to give criminal attorneys, less experienced in this area, sufficient knowledge to profit from the latter part of the seminar. Day one will include a basic overview of fraud investigations, including bank, mail, wire, and mortgage fraud; use of the Grand Jury; drafting indictments; and charging decisions. It will also include basic trial issues. The first day of this seminar will be optional. The balance of the seminar will be at an advanced level, covering specific statutes and issues such as discovery, computer forensics, parallel proceedings, and sentencing. This is not an in-depth discussion of major complex issues but a survey of the current status of a variety of areas of criminal fraud.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Friday, December 7, 2012
Tami Belair - (803) 705-5132
E-Mail: tami.belair@usdoj.gov
27028
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

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

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, October 24, 2012
Friday, October 26, 2012
Whitney Brooke - (803) 705-5162
E-Mail: Whitney.Brooke@usdoj.gov
25626
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Friday, January 25, 2013
Gordie Prescott - (803) 705-5139
E-Mail: gordie.prescott2@usdoj.gov
25047
Active
Prerequisites:

Title III Seminar

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

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Friday, July 19, 2013
Lynn Beard - (803) 705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
26612
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Trade Secrets/Economic Espionage

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. The course will also feature model documents and checklists for trade secret cases. 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 provide the agents contact information on the pre-course nomination survey. The Office of Legal Education will contact the agents directly to have them complete a course nomination form.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Friday, March 8, 2013
Tonia Jones - 803-705-5154
E-Mail: Tonia.Jones@usdoj.gov
25413
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
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
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Theresa Fox - (803) 705-5148
E-Mail: theresa.fox@usdoj.gov
25623
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Understanding and Working with Child and Adolescent Victims

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

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Friday, November 16, 2012
Whitney Brooke - (803) 705-5162
E-Mail: Whitney.Brooke@usdoj.gov
27687
Active
Prerequisites:

Working Group for the Criminal and Civil Appeals for Support Staff Seminar

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Friday, February 1, 2013
Michelle Mooney - 803-705-5257
E-Mail: michelle.mooney@usdoj.gov
29008
Active
Prerequisites:

Working Group for the Grand Jury Coordinators' Conference

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Friday, January 18, 2013
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E-Mail:
29006
Active
Prerequisites:

Working with Victims of Financial Fraud

This course is for victim witness personnel with more than two years of experience working with victims. It will focus on the complex challenges encountered when assisting victims of financial fraud, including identity theft, mortgage fraud, and investment fraud. As a result of this training, participants will demonstrate a better understanding of the responsibilities and limitations of working with financial fraud victims, and the complexity of mega victim cases. They will also become acquainted with the processes of restitution, asset forfeiture, and restoration. In addition, this course will offer sessions relating to the core responsibilities of victim witness personnel and administering an effective victim witness program, to include current policies, emerging trends in victim services and discovery issues. Accepted participants will be required to view two previously recorded JTN videos prior to attendance.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Friday, January 25, 2013
Lynn Beard - (803) 705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
25385
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

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