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.

ACE for Attorneys Seminar

This seminar is designed for Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) who handle Affirmative Civil Enforcement (ACE) matters/cases on a routine basis. This seminar will provide the latest developments in ACE-related issues to include updates on the False Claims Act, as well as sessions on document collection and management, mortgage fraud, healthcare fraud, case studies, and other Hot Topics within the ACE community.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Friday, June 20, 2014
Terry Fox - 803-705-5148
E-Mail: theresa.fox@usdoj.gov
32629
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
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, November 5, 2013
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Karen Wilson - 803-705-5105
E-Mail: karen.wilson@usdoj.gov
32523
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Karen Wilson - 803-705-5105
E-Mail: karen.wilson@usdoj.gov
32608
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Advanced Litigation Technology for Support Staff Seminar

This course is an advanced course designed for individuals who have completed all three of basic litigation technology seminars. Students will receive hands-on training on the latest software being used in the United States Attorney's office and updates on the applications they previously learned to use in the other courses. The course will culminate with each student working a case that contains documentary and electronically stored information from inception to trial using eScan-IT, IPRO, Concordance, CaseMap, TextMap, TimeMap, PowerPoint, and Sanction II. This is an advanced course and prior knowledge of the software applications is required prior to attending this course. The target audience for this course is Legal Assistants and Paralegals.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Friday, September 12, 2014
Tonia Jones - 803-705-5154
E-Mail: tonia.jones@usdoj.gov
32689
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Advanced Money Laundering Seminar

This seminar is designed for Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) and federal investigative agents with extensive experience in money laundering/asset forfeiture cases and who are actively involved in the investigation and prosecution of these cases. This annual seminar consists of presentations on the latest developments in the law, various panel discussions relating to money laundering issues, and case presentations. Assistant United States Attorneys may nominate an investigating agent who is currently involved or will be involved in money laundering/asset forfeiture investigations.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Karen Wilson - 803-705-5105
E-Mail: karen.wilson@usdoj.gov
32691
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Advanced SAR Review Team Seminar

This seminar is designed for Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) and other United States Attorney Office (USAO) personnel who are involved in an existing SAR Review Team or SAR Task Force and who have previously attended the basic SAR Review Team Seminar. The seminar will provide an in-depth review of the latest law, investigative strategies, and best practices related to SAR investigations. The seminar will also cover tips for implementing and sustaining a successful review team and examples of successful prosecutions. AUSA nominees are encouraged to nominate FBI/non-DOJ SAR Review Team or SAR Task Force members who have also previously attended the basic SAR Review Team Seminar. Please use the nomination form attached to the announcement for any FBI/non-DOJ nominee(s). Preference will be given to districts nominating an investigative team consisting of two or more team members. The Office of Legal Education will pay the travel, lodging, and per diem charges for all participants who are approved to attend.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Tami Belair - 803-705-5132
E-Mail: tami.belair@usdoj.gov
32678
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council Coordinators' Training

This is the annual anti-terrorism training for Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council (ATAC) Coordinators, other anti-terrorism 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. We will also include sessions on domestic terrorism, national security cyber threats, and counterintelligence/counterespionage investigations and prosecutions. 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.

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

Asset Forfeiture Skills Seminar for Chiefs and Coordinators

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

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

Asset Forfeiture for Support Staff Experts Seminar

NOTE: You will be able to register for a scheduled offering of this course only after completing the Prerequisite Survey. Prerequisites are listed under the Item Details. This seminar is designed to be an annual update on recent case law, statutes, and procedures affecting asset forfeiture. Paralegals, legal assistants, and the equivalent, who are primarily assigned to the asset forfeiture unit, and who have been working on asset forfeiture matters for a minimum of three years, are encouraged to attend this seminar annually. This course will include an indepth criminal forfeiture procedure update, civil forfeiture procedure update, and discussion of developing issues. Contract support staff may be nominated.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Karen Wilson - 803-705-5105
E-Mail: karen.wilson@usdoj.gov
32618
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Asset Recovery Coordination Seminar

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Karen Wilson - 803-705-5105
E-Mail: karen.wilson@usdoj.gov
32668
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 pre-trial conference, with emphasis on discovery, particularly witness preparation and depositions of fact/expert witnesses. The method of instruction includes lecture, instructor demonstrations, and practice 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 Pretrial Practice course is an excellent precursor to taking Civil Trial Advocacy and is intended for new civil attorneys with little or no (civil) experience.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, February 3, 2014
Friday, February 7, 2014
Doreen Smith - 803-705-5152
E-Mail: doreen.f.smith@usdoj.gov
32537
Active
Washington, DC
Monday, August 4, 2014
Friday, August 8, 2014
Doreen Smith - 803-705-5152
E-Mail: doreen.f.smith@usdoj.gov
32677
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Basic Civil Trial Advocacy Seminar

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

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

Basic Criminal Tax Training

This seminar is designed for Assistant United States Attorneys and Department of Justice Attorneys who currently prosecute or will be prosecuting tax cases. It is not intended for experienced tax prosecutors. Topics to be included are tax offenses, methods of proof, Section 6103 statutory scheme and practical applications, plea negotiations, handling evidence at trial, sentencing guidelines issues, and instructive case studies.

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

Basic Criminal Trial Advocacy Seminar

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

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

Basic Cybercrime and Computer-Based Evidence Seminar

Criminal investigations of all types can now involve computer-based evidence. Computer-based evidence can take many forms, such as 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. This is a basic seminar for prosecutors. 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 Crimes and Intellectual Property Section 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, search and seizure of electronic evidence, online investigations, data forensics and analysis, and obtaining and admitting electronic evidence. A half-day of the seminar will offer more detailed and in-depth presentations involving pre-selected tracks chosen from the following topics: Computer Crime, Child Exploitation, and Internet Fraud.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Sharon Owusu - 803-705-5133
E-Mail: sharon.owusu@usdoj.gov
32728
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Basic Employment Discrimination Seminar

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

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Friday, October 25, 2013
Tammy Campbell - 803-705-5166
E-Mail: tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
32487
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
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Terry Fox - 803-705-5148
E-Mail: theresa.fox@usdoj.gov
32663
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Civil Civil Rights Seminar

This seminar is designed for civil Assistant United States Attorneys and Department attorneys of all experience levels who affirmatively enforce the nation's civil rights laws or who may be assigned to do so in the future. Attorneys from districts that want to develop a civil civil rights practice are especially encouraged to apply. The course will offer the opportunity for participants to discuss and share best practices on a variety of civil rights enforcement issues. Topics will include legal issues as well as investigative and enforcement strategies involving the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act, fair lending enforcement, civil rights of service members and other emerging civil rights enforcement areas. The course also will offer guidance on developing an affirmative civil rights enforcement practice. Please note that, although CLE credit will be available for the seminar, it will not include a legal ethics component.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Friday, September 5, 2014
Tammy Campbell - 803-705-5166
E-Mail: tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
32685
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Civil Faculty Instructional Design and Development Seminar

This interactive seminar is designed for instructors with limited (or no) prior teaching experience who want to increase (develop) their effectiveness as instructors. You will be introduced to fundamental principles of adult learning and Instructional Design and their application in teaching and student assessment. Specific components include the science and physiology of adult learning and cognition, and an introduction to Instructional Design concepts including structure, development, implantation, learning assessment, and use of technology to deliver and enhance learning.In addition the seminar offers practical teaching strategies and techniques for advocacy skills instruction and peer critiquing. It will include presentations on formulating teaching objectives, selecting an organizing content/materials for presentations; effective presentations; handling questions/facilitating peer discussion, and the use of PowerPoint and other visual aids.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Tammy Campbell - 803-705-5166
E-Mail: tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
32525
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Friday, August 22, 2014
Doreen Smith - 803-705-5152
E-Mail: doreen.f.smith@usdoj.gov
32681
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Civil Law and Procedure for Support Staff Seminar

This 3.5 day seminar is designed for support staff who have worked in the civil area for less than three years. The course will include an overview of substantive civil law areas, rules of procedure, motions, and trial preparation.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, January 13, 2014
Friday, January 17, 2014
Sharon Owusu - 803-705-5133
E-Mail: sharon.owusu@usdoj.gov
32529
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Complex Online Investigations Seminar

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

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Friday, March 28, 2014
Sharon Owusu - 803-705-5133
E-Mail: sharon.owusu@usdoj.gov
32594
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Computer Forensics Seminar

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

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Friday, February 14, 2014
Sharon Owusu - 803-705-5133
E-Mail: sharon.owusu@usdoj.gov
32539
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

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

This joint training is for all levels of Anti-Terrorism Prosecutors, JTTF agents, and Intelligence Specialists (IS) who spend more than fifty percent of their time on international terrorism matters. Each Anti-Terrorism Prosecutor is encouraged to invite one JTTF agent to attend the conference, and priority will be given to teams that include one Anti-Terrorism Prosecutor and one agent or IS from the same district (Anti-Terrorism Prosecutors must obtain the approval from the nominated agent's supervisor before nominating the agent). The Office of Legal Education will pay travel, lodging, and per diem expenses for all approved attendees, including the JTTF agents.

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

Courtroom Presentations Seminar

This 3?-day course is a basic course designed to familiarize students with the use of currently available Legal Information Technology (LIT) applications in the trial phase of a criminal or civil case. Students selected to attend 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, as well as using load files from eScan-IT, LAW PreDiscovery, IPRO, and iConect; 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 timeline directly from a CaseMap case. At the conclusion of the course, students complete an individual project which will culminate with a mock trial.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Friday, January 31, 2014
Sharon Owusu - 803-705-5133
E-Mail: sharon.owusu@usdoj.gov
32533
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

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 12, 2014
Friday, August 15, 2014
Brenda Hyatt - 803-705-5122
E-Mail: brenda.hyatt@usdoj.gov
32679
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Criminal Discovery for Experienced Prosecutors Seminar

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Tonia Jones - 803-705-5154
E-Mail: tonia.jones@usdoj.gov
32532
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Criminal Discovery for Support Staff Seminar

This training is limited to criminal support staff in the Washington, DC, area. No reimbursements for travel costs or lodging will be authorized for this course. This two day course will be an overview of the various discovery-related issues that may arise in a criminal case, including Brady, Giglio, the Jencks Act, and Rule 16. The impact of electronic discovery on criminal practice will also be addressed. The course is designed to train support staff working in the criminal sections so that they will be better able to assist prosecutors and law enforcement agents in fulfilling the Government's disclosure obligations in criminal cases.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Tonia Jones - 803-705-5154
E-Mail: tonia.jones@usdoj.gov
32507
Active
Washington, DC
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Friday, September 26, 2014
Tonia Jones - 803-705-5154
E-Mail: tonia.jones@usdoj.gov
32693
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Criminal Federal Practice Seminar

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

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Friday, October 18, 2013
Lynn Beard - 803-705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
32495
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Criminal Jurisdiction in Indian Country Seminar

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

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Delores McCarter - 803-705-5123
E-Mail: delores.mccarter@usdoj.gov
32488
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Friday, February 21, 2014
Delores McCarter - (803) 705-5123
E-Mail: delores.mccarter@usdoj.gov
32543
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Criminal Law for Support Staff Seminar

This 3.5 day course is designed for paralegals and legal assistants who work in an United States Attorney's Office. The course will include substantive criminal topics such as drug prosecutions, violent crimes, firearms, and child exploitation. The Criminal Paralegal Seminar was the previous title for this course.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Friday, February 7, 2014
Michelle Mooney - 803-705-5257
E-Mail: michelle.mooney@usdoj.gov
32536
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
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Cultural Property Law: Criminal/Civil Enforcement Seminar

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

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, September 22, 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Delores McCarter - (803) 705-5123
E-Mail: delores.mccarter@usdoj.gov
32692
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Current Health Trends in Health Care Fraud Seminar

The course, designed for criminal and civil health care fraud AUSAs, will cover a variety of health care fraud areas including: recent developments in False Claims Act cases; thorny qui tam issues; the Strike Force model with their various fraud schemes; pill mill cases; home health care; violations of the Federal Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA), including Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) issues; medical device fraud; pre-judgment remedies; Acumen outlier analysis; ethics; and E-Discovery. The subject matter presentations will provide investigative and prosecutorial strategies to identify the fraud, gather evidence, and calculate damages for settlement purposes, trial, sentencing.

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

DOJ Legal Support Staff Training

The Working Group will meet to discuss course plans and training specifically for DOJ Litigating Division members.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, June 9, 2014
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Michelle Mooney - 803-705-5257
E-Mail: michelle.mooney@usdoj.gov
32626
Active
Washington, DC
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Friday, July 18, 2014
Michelle Mooney - 803-705-5257
E-Mail: michelle.mooney@usdoj.gov
32666
Active
Washington, DC
Prerequisites:

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
Monday, May 5, 2014
Friday, May 9, 2014
Doreen Smith - 803-705-5152
E-Mail: doreen.f.smith@usdoj.gov
32615
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Discovery Boot Camp for New Prosecutors Seminar

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

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Tonia Jones - 803-705-5154
E-Mail: tonia.jones@usdoj.gov
32491
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Tonia Jones - 803-705-5154
E-Mail: tonia.jones@usdoj.gov
32613
Active
Washington, DC
Prerequisites:

Discovery for Law Enforcement Agents: Train the Trainers Seminar

This course is designed to equip the agency counsel and prosecutors who attend with training and materials they can use to, in turn, provide effective discovery training to law enforcement agents in their offices, using a team-teaching approach. The course will include substantive lectures concerning discovery issues frequently encountered by law enforcement agents, task forces and AUSAs, including the following: composition of the prosecution team; Rule 16 and Jencks, Brady and Giglio issues; report writing; privileged information; e-discovery (including emails, text messages, Google, and social networking); and parallel proceedings. All attendees will receive a complete training module to use in giving presentations in their offices, complete with video vignettes capturing common challenges faced by agents. The course also will include a demonstration of how to use the training module.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Tonia Jones - 803-705-5154
E-Mail: tonia.jones@usdoj.gov
32544
Active
Washington, DC
Prerequisites:

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. The target audience for this course is Legal Assistants, Paralegals, and Litigation Technology Specialists. No Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit will be awarded for this course.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Friday, June 20, 2014
Tonia Jones - 803-705-5154
E-Mail: tonia.jones@usdoj.gov
32628
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Document and Case Management Seminar

NOTE: Document Imaging Seminar is a prerequisite for this course. You will be able to register for a scheduled offering of this course only after completing the prerequisite course. The emphasis of this course is on using Concordance, CaseMap, and IPRO during the document review and production phases of the litigation process. Concordance will focus on creating databases to manage document cases and how to conduct searches after the databases are created. CaseMap will focus on creating a case to assist in the management and analysis of the case fact pattern and issues associated with the case. Finally, IPRO Build will be used for creating production datasets for opposing counsel. This is an introductory course and attendees should not expect to be an expert on these applications at the conclusion of this course.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, May 19, 2014
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Sharon Owusu - 803-705-5133
E-Mail: sharon.owusu@usdoj.gov
32620
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Drug Endangered Children: Building a Successful Collaborative Response

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

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Friday, October 18, 2013
Delores McCarter - (803) 705-5123
E-Mail: delores.mccarter@usdoj.gov
32497
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

E-Discovery for Civil Litigators Seminar

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

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

EARS Team Leader Orientation

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

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

Evidence for Civil Litigators Seminar

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

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

Evidence for Experienced Criminal Litigators Seminar

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

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

FLU Team Training

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

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Karen Wilson - 803-705-5105
E-Mail: karen.wilson@usdoj.gov
32597
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Karen Wilson - 803-705-5105
E-Mail: karen.wilson@usdoj.gov
32614
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Federal Tort Claims Act Seminar

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

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

Financial Investigation Sources and Techniques for FLU Support Personnel Seminar

This seminar is uniquely designed to train investigators, paralegals, agents, and other support personnel who work in the area of financial litigation in the United States Attorneys' offices and actively conduct asset investigations. Topics to be covered include asset investigation tools, pre-judgment asset investigations, post-judgment asset investigations, analysis of financial documents, coordinating with the United States Probation Office pre-judgment and during supervised release, enforcement remedies available for identified assets, FinCEN reports, assembling and analyzing investigative materials, and producing meaningful asset investigation reports.

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

Forensic Interviewing of Child and Adolescent Victims and Witnesses 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 prosecution personnel who have responsibility for conducting forensic interviews of child and adolescent victims and witnesses. In this course, the attendee will receive instruction on the latest research-based information on interviewing techniques, and will be provided opportunities to develop and refine interviewing skills during videotaped child interviewing exercises.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Friday, March 21, 2014
Delores McCarter - (803) 705-5123
E-Mail: delores.mccarter@usdoj.gov
32591
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Foundations of Leadership for Litigating Division Attorneys

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

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, December 9, 2013
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Gordie Prescott - 803-705-5139
E-Mail: gordie.prescott2@usdoj.gov
32519
Active
Washington, DC
Monday, March 3, 2014
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Gordie Prescott - 803-705-5139
E-Mail: gordie.prescott2@usdoj.gov
32645
Active
Washington, DC
Monday, July 14, 2014
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Gordie Prescott - 803-705-5139
E-Mail: gordie.prescott2@usdoj.gov
32665
Active
Washington, DC
Prerequisites:

Grand Jury Practice Seminar

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

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

Human Trafficking Seminar

This seminar is intended for AUSAs, Department of Justice attorneys, and federal and local law enforcement officers who handle human trafficking cases. Those who have never attended any extended training on human trafficking are especially encouraged to apply. Topics will be presented in lecture and panel formats designed to stimulate group discussion, including breakout sessions to focus on problem solving. Topics will include: a legal overview of federal human trafficking statutes; identifying and investigating a human trafficking case; strategies for planning and conducting a raid; victim issues; charging and trial considerations in different types of trafficking cases; international issues; and asset forfeiture and restitution. There also will be an ethics presentation. Assistant United States Attorneys and DOJ attorneys are encouraged to nominate local law enforcement officers who are or may become involved in human trafficking investigations. Federal law enforcement officers will be nominated by their agencies. The Office of Legal Education will make the final selections and notify those selected to attend.

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

Indian Country Basic Death Investigation Seminar

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Friday, July 25, 2014
Delores McCarter - (803) 705-5123
E-Mail: delores.mccarter@usdoj.gov
32671
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Indian Country Basics

The seminar will cover basic skills and knowledge needed to investigate and prosecute in Federal court violent crime occurring in Indian Country. Topics to be covered include the following: Indian Country Jurisdiction, the use of social media in violent crime investigations, the Crime Victims Rights Act, child forensic interviewing, mechanisms of death, homicide case presentation, discovery issues in criminal investigations, evidence collection, and tips for testifying in court. The seminar will culminate with an evidence practical exercise and a mock trial exercise. This seminar is designed for newer AUSAs, Tribal SAUSAs, Tribal Prosecutors, and Federal and Tribal Law Enforcement personnel.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, May 5, 2014
Friday, May 9, 2014
Delores McCarter - (803) 705-5123
E-Mail: delores.mccarter@usdoj.gov
32616
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, April 22, 2014
Friday, April 25, 2014
Delores McCarter - (803) 705-5123
E-Mail: delores.mccarter@usdoj.gov
32606
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Intellectual Property Seminar

This course is intended for attorneys and federal agents of all levels who investigate and prosecute intellectual property offenses including trade secret theft, economic espionage, copyright infringement, and trafficking in counterfeit goods and labels, along with other related statutes. The course will provide a practical, case-study based interactive learning experience, beginning with case referral, statutory considerations, investigative hurdles, valuation issues, ethical issues in working with victims, and other practical prosecutorial considerations. This course will also feature a hands-on lecture and demonstration in conducting online reconnaissance to identify subjects, co-conspirators, and other known associates of your investigation; considerations for setting up and managing online undercover operations; and examples of information prosecutors can ask for and expect when requesting computer forensic examinations. At the conclusion of this course, students will have practical knowledge of the different theories and types that can be used to investigate and prosecute intellectual property crimes. They will also gain sufficient knowledge to take an informed and active role when using computers to gather evidence for intellectual property offenses, though total technical proficiency is not expected. If you would like to nominate a federal agent for this training, please enter the agent's name and e-mail address in the comments section when you register for the course.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Friday, November 15, 2013
Sharon Owusu - 803-705-5133
E-Mail: sharon.owusu@usdoj.gov
32508
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
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
Monday, December 9, 2013
Friday, December 13, 2013
Tami Belair - 803-705-5132
E-Mail: tami.belair@usdoj.gov
32521
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Intelligence Support to National Security Prosecutions

This seminar is open to all Intelligence Specialists within the United States Attorneys' Offices and is designed to provide the attendees with the legal framework necessary to complete their jobs, focusing on FISA/CIPA, discovery, Grand Jury, and other legal issues.

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

Intermediate Bankruptcy Seminar

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
Monday, June 23, 2014
Friday, June 27, 2014
Tammy Campbell - 803-705-5166
E-Mail: tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
32657
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Intermediate Criminal Trial Advocacy Seminar

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 10, 2014
Friday, March 14, 2014
Brenda Hyatt - 803-705-5122
E-Mail: brenda.hyatt@usdoj.gov
32587
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

International Coordinators' Training

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

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Friday, February 21, 2014
Tami Belair - 803-705-5132
E-Mail: tami.belair@usdoj.gov
32541
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Introduction to Asset Forfeiture for Attorneys Seminar

This annual seminar is designed for prosecutors who will be including forfeiture allegations in criminal indictments and for civil attorneys and agency counsel who will be handling administrative, civil, or criminal forfeiture matters on a regular basis. This basic course is an introduction to both civil and criminal asset forfeiture and is designed for those attorneys new to asset forfeiture. Contract attorneys may be nominated.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Karen Wilson - 803-705-5105
E-Mail: karen.wilson@usdoj.gov
32545
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Introduction to Asset Forfeiture for Support Staff Seminar

This is an introductory seminar for support staff who routinely work with prosecutors, civil attorneys, and/or agency counsel who handle administrative, civil, or criminal forfeiture matters to include forfeiture allegations in criminal indictments. This basic course is an introduction to both civil and criminal asset forfeiture and is designed for support staff in USAOs who have minimal experience working in asset forfeiture. Contract support staff may be nominated.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Karen Wilson - 803-705-5105
E-Mail: karen.wilson@usdoj.gov
32660
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Introduction to Evidence for Criminal Litigators Seminar

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

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

Introduction to Legal Citation and Legal Research for Support Staff Seminar

This 4?-day course is designed to teach citation rules, cite checking, computerized research, bluebook style rules, and proofreading. It is intended to assist paralegals and legal assistants with no more than five years of experience in the areas of legal citation and research who need to refine their skills. During the course, students will complete assignments demonstrating their ability to use proper citation, to research, and to analyze legal topics. Although there will be time provided during the course to work on these assignments, homework may be necessary. In order to complete these assignments attendees will be required to log in to Lexis/Nexis and/or Westlaw using the user name and password as provided by your district.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, March 10, 2014
Friday, March 14, 2014
Michelle Mooney - 803-705-5257
E-Mail: michelle.mooney@usdoj.gov
32588
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Monday, May 19, 2014
Friday, May 23, 2014
Michelle Mooney - 803-705-5257
E-Mail: michelle.mooney@usdoj.gov
32622
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Monday, July 28, 2014
Friday, August 1, 2014
Tonia Jones - 803-705-5154
E-Mail: tonia.jones@usdoj.gov
32674
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Introduction to Money Laundering Seminar

This seminar is an introductory course for attorneys new to money laundering prosecutions. The seminar will provide a basic introduction to criminal prosecutions under the currency reporting and currency smuggling statutes: 31 U.S.C. Sec. 5313, 5316, 5324, 5331, and 5332; the traditional money laundering statutes: 18 U.S.C. Sec. 1956 and 1957; and the unlicensed money transmitting business statute: 8 U.S.C. Sec. 1960. There will also be an introduction to the related asset forfeiture provisions in 31 U.S.C. Sec. 5317(c) and 5332. Please note that the title of the course has changed from "Basic Money Laundering Seminar" to "Introduction to Money Laundering Seminar;" however, the focus of the seminar remains the same: an introductory course designed for attorneys new to money laundering prosecutions.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Karen Wilson - 803-705-5105
E-Mail: karen.wilson@usdoj.gov
32602
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Introduction to National Security Investigations and Prosecutions Seminar

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

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

Investigating Material Support to Terrorism Training for Intelligence Specialists

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

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

Investigating and Prosecuting Indian Country Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Cases

This seminar is designed for federal and tribal investigators, prosecutors, and victim witness personnel who work Indian country child and adult sexual assault crimes. This training will cover applicable federal sexual assault statutes, initial crime scene investigation, interviewing victims and suspects, an overview of medical evidence, trial issues including pre-trial motions, the use of expert testimony, and common defenses.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Friday, August 22, 2014
Delores McCarter - (803) 705-5123
E-Mail: delores.mccarter@usdoj.gov
32682
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Investigation and Prosecution of Child Fatalities, Neglect, and Abuse

This seminar is for federal and tribal prosecutors, investigators, medical and mental health providers, social workers, and child protective services workers who investigate and prosecute Indian Country fatalities and neglect and abuse cases involving children. This course will offer participants knowledge and skills necessary to investigate and prosecute complex cases involving children through presentations by national experts in medicine, forensic investigation, and prosecution. The following topics will be addressed: Indian Country jurisdiction; use of multidisciplinary teams in Indian Country; causes of abuse-related injuries and death; medical evidence in severe abuse and neglect; interview and interrogation; scene investigation; effective prosecution strategies; countering defense strategies; evidence collection and documentation; and case building, and testifying in federal and tribal court. This is an advanced level course. Because of the subject matter to be covered, participants will be discussing and viewing graphic photographs related to child abuse, child neglect, and child fatalities. All individuals considering registering for this course should consider their personal ability to handle the course topics and related materials.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, July 14, 2014
Friday, July 18, 2014
Delores McCarter - (803) 705-5123
E-Mail: delores.mccarter@usdoj.gov
32667
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Investigation and Prosecution of Indian Country Criminal Enterprises

This training is designed for federal and tribal investigators and prosecutors who work criminal enterprise cases in Indian country. This training will cover applicable federal statues, an overview of gangs in Indian country, ground and air surveillance techniques, utilizing technical equipment, source development, undercover operations, OCDETF Fusion Centers, Project Pinpoint, and an overview of the FBI's Safe Trails Task Force program.

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

Legal Issues for USAO Managers Seminar

This seminar will train USAO managers and supervisors on a wide variety of management issues, including discipline and performance issues, leave issues, management tools, conflicts of interest, disability and age discrimination issues, recusal actions, requests for representations, and USAO responsibilities in matters involving the EEOC.

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

Legal Writing and Analysis for Support Staff Seminar

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

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

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

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

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Friday, October 4, 2013
Sharon Owusu - 803-705-5133
E-Mail: sharon.owusu@usdoj.gov
32489
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, September 10, 2014
Friday, September 12, 2014
Tammy Campbell - 803-705-5166
E-Mail: tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
32687
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.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, March 31, 2014
Friday, April 4, 2014
Doreen Smtih - 803-705-5152
E-Mail: doreen.f.smith@usdoj.gov
32595
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

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

No description available at this time.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Tami Belair - 803-705-5132
E-Mail: tami.belair@usdoj.gov
32512
Active
Washington, DC
Prerequisites:

Narcotics Seminar

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

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

National Security Cyber Specialists' Training

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

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

National Security Symposium on Advanced FISA and CIPA

This symposium will be held for a limited number of Assistant United States Attorneys who have indicted or soon will indict a case that will involve either evidence obtained through use of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) or evidence that is otherwise classified. The symposium will focus on FISA litigation issues and on use of the Classified Information Procedures Act (CIPA) to protect FISA and other classified information. Many of the conference presentations will be classified at the SECRET level. Please contact your District Office Security Manager (DOSM) prior to completing the nomination form in order to verify your clearance. No action is required of you or your DOSM if your clearance is current. If your clearance is not current, please have your DOSM request an interim clearance.

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

National Security Symposium on Export Control and Counter Proliferation Prosecutions

This symposium is part of the continuing Export Enforcement Initiative announced by the Assistant Attorney General, National Security Division. The symposium will consist of an introduction to export control law, with a strong emphasis on the presentation of case studies by experienced AUSAs. The case studies will illustrate how these AUSAs have tackled the challenging and sophisticated issues present in such investigations and prosecutions. In addition to learning the fundamentals of the federal criminal law in this arena, participants will gain a better understanding of conducting export enforcement and proliferation investigations, the roles and authorities of ICE, FBI, the Departments of State, Treasury, Commerce, and Defense as well as the role of the Intelligence Community in export enforcement and counter proliferation investigations.

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

Negotiation and Mediation Seminar

his is an interactive skills course designed to cover both the theory and practice of a variety of ADR processes and negotiation, with a special emphasis on mediation. The focus will be on strategic use of ADR in both case management and settlement. There will be lectures and practical exercises involving role plays and feedback.

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

Office of Immigration Litigation (OIL) Seminar

This annual immigration litigation seminar is designed for Assistant United States Attorneys and DOJ litigating division attorneys who have some experience in immigration law. The seminar will present various panels and individual speakers to address topics of current interest to practitioners in the nations courts, focusing heavily on litigation of detention and jurisdictional issues, and removal based on criminal grounds. Among some of the topics to be addressed are litigation of national security cases, states encroachment over federal power to control immigration, habeas corpus litigation, ethics in immigration, naturalization litigation, credibility determinations in asylum cases, issues involving consular actions, and agency decision-making.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Doreen Smith - 803-705-5152
E-Mail: doreen.f.smith@usdoj.gov
32584
Active
Washington, DC
Prerequisites:

Principles of Restitution for Assistant United States Attorneys

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Friday, August 29, 2014
Karen Wilson - 803-705-5105
E-Mail: karen.wilson@usdoj.gov
32502
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Project Safe Childhood Child Exploitation Seminar

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Friday, June 20, 2014
Lynn beard - 803-705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
32969
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Public Corruption Seminar

This seminar is intended for federal prosecutors and federal agents who investigate and prosecute corruption cases. Topics to be covered include initiating investigations, developing sources of information, the predication of targets, proactive investigation issues, overt and historic investigation issues, charging decisions, Garrity issues, discovery issues, trial issues and common defenses, and law enforcement corruption. Assistant United States Attorneys are encouraged to nominate federal investigators with whom the AUSA works on these investigations.

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

Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) Control Officers' Training

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

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Friday, October 11, 2013
Tami Belair - 803-705-5132
E-Mail: tami.belair@usdoj.gov
32493
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Sentencing Guidelines Seminar

NOTE: You will be able to register for a scheduled offering of this course only after completing the 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, July 9, 2014
Friday, July 11, 2014
Lynn Beard - 803-705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
32661
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners' Expert Witness Training

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) are registered nurses who have completed specialized education and clinical preparation in the medical forensic care of the patient who has experienced sexual assault or abuse. The medical forensic exam is comprised of the medical forensic history, a detailed physical and emotional assessment, written and photographic documentation of injuries, collection and management of forensic samples, and providing emotional and social support and resources. The SANE normally works in concert with a collaborative, multidisciplinary group of professionals to develop a plan of care for the patient at discharge. The SANE can testify in any legal proceedings related to the examination and ensures the proper chain of custody and integrity of the samples is maintained. Understanding the role of the SANE in the courtroom and the limitation of SANE testimony is important for both the healthcare provider and the prosecutor. SANEs must be prepared to testify in local, federal, tribal or state courts. This seminar is designed for SANEs who see sexual assault victims from Indian Country and who testify or expect to testify in court. This training is also for tribal prosecutors, newer AUSAs and tribal SAUSAs who prosecute Indian Country sexual assault cases. Those selected to attend the class will receive instruction on the following: types of testimony; ethical and effective testimony on forensic medical examination results; preparation for testifying in court; proper documentation; understanding and presenting scientific literature; and the limitations of SANE testimony. This is a skills-based course, and there will be courtroom exercises focused on the introduction and use of SANE testimony in a sexual assault case. Participants are encouraged to register as a team. For example, a prosecutor and SANE may register as a team. However, individual registrations will be considered.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Friday, August 8, 2014
Delores McCarter - (803) 705-5123
E-Mail: delores.mccarter@usdoj.gov
32520
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Title III Seminar

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

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Friday, January 24, 2014
Lynn Beard - 803-705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
32530
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Training for Experienced EEO Counselors and Investigators Seminar

This course is designed to satisfy the eight (8) hour training requirement for all individuals who serve as collateral duty counselors and investigators with the Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA) Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Staffs program. Participants will learn the current case law, practice trends, and directives for performing their collateral duty assignments. Additionally, participants will actively engage in practical skills segments that will further develop their counseling/investigative skills and techniques.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Friday, February 21, 2014
Terry Fox - 803-705-5148
E-Mail: theresa.fox@usdoj.gov
32542
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Tribal Liaison, Tribal SAUSA, and Indian Country AUSA Training

NOTE: You will be able to register for a scheduled offering of this course only after completing the Prerequisite Survey. Prerequisites are listed under the Item Details. This seminar is designed for Tribal Liaisons, Tribal SAUSAs, and AUSAs, both new and experienced, prosecuting Indian Country criminal cases. Lectures will address significant public safety issues currently confronting tribal communities and the federal government's response to these issues.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Friday, March 7, 2014
Delores McCarter - (803) 705-5123
E-Mail: delores.mccarter@usdoj.gov
32583
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Understanding Corporate Structure for Prosecuting Financial Fraud

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

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

Understanding and Working with Child and Adolescent Victims

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 demonstrate a better understanding of the responsibility and limitations of working with child and adolescent victims, interpret and apply laws in relation to minor victims, better coordinate with other agencies and NGO's, and identify and recognize how children process trauma and tailor assistance based on the age of victims. In addition, this course will contain sessions relating to the core responsibilities of victim witness personnel and administering an effective victim witness program, such as current policies, emerging trends in victim services and discovery issues. Accepted participants will be required to view two previously recorded JTN videos prior to attendance.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Friday, March 21, 2014
Terry Fox - 803-705-5148
E-Mail: theresa.fox@usdoj.gov
32590
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:

Working with Victims of Violent and Civil Rights Crimes Seminar

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

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

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