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FY-2018 Course Descriptions

Basic Criminal Trial Advocacy Seminar

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 Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Brenda Hyatt
Email : brenda.hyatt@usdoj.gov
54052
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Introduction to Evidence for Criminal Litigators Seminar

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

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Friday, October 12, 2018
Willie Miller
Email : willie.d.miller@usdoj.gov
64450
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
Willie Miller
Email : willie.d.miller@usdoj.gov
53964
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Brief Writing for Criminal Litigators Seminar

If you came to the Department of Justice from a position that did not involve much writing, or if you would just like to improve your legal writing and analytical skills for practice in Federal trial courts, this course will be particularly beneficial. This course requires the participants to actively participate in the writing process through instructor-led workshops and critiques. Areas to be covered include: responding to a motion to suppress; writing trial memos and motions in limine for trial; and opposing collateral attacks.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Friday, February 9, 2018
Brenda Hyatt
Email : brenda.hyatt@usdoj.gov
53997
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Friday, November 3, 2017
Brenda Hyatt
Email : brenda.hyatt@usdoj.gov
53966
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Capital Case Seminar

This seminar is for prosecutors who either currently, or may in the future, handle the investigation and prosecution of capital-eligible crimes. The seminar will focus upon investigating, pleading, and arguing a capital case. Presentations will also cover developments in the mental health area, including defense strategies, expert witnesses (both government and defense), and intellectual disability claims in the wake of recent Supreme Court case law. Different methods of selecting death-qualified juries will be discussed by prosecutors who have selected juries in recent cases. Guidance on how to efficiently navigate the Department’s Protocol Review Process will be provided. Lastly, prosecutors will present a case study of the capital case issues presented in United States v. Dylann Roof.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Friday, August 24, 2018
Lynn Beard
Email : lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
54065
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Introduction to Violent Crimes and Firearms Prosecutions Seminar

This introductory course is geared for prosecutors with under five years of federal violent crimes prosecution experience. Topics covered include: federal firearms prohibitions under 18 U.S.C. § 922(g); firearms trafficking and straw sales; ATF gun-crime resources; domestic violence; the Armed Career Criminal Act; federal crimes of violence (e.g., the Hobbs Act, bank robbery, kidnapping); sentencing issues; an overview of USAO antiviolence initiatives; and an appellate and Supreme Court update.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Friday, October 5, 2018
Willie Miller
Email : willie.d.mille@usdoj.gov
64442
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Advanced Violent Crimes Seminar

This seminar is intended for federal prosecutors who have substantial experience in prosecuting violent crime cases. It will provide an in-depth analysis of issues currently presented in violent crime and firearms cases across the country, including RICO and gang prosecutions, immigration challenges for witnesses and cooperators in violent crime prosecutions, domestic violence, new firearms policies, and legal issues related to statutory definitions of “crime of violence.” There will also be an appellate update and a session on ethics.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Friday, January 19, 2018
Brenda Hyatt
Email : brenda.hyatt@usdoj.gov
54057
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Electronic Evidence and Computer Forensics Seminar

NOTE: You will need to register and complete the pre-enrollment survey be considered for this course. Please copy and paste this link in the URL bar of your browser to take the pre-enrollment survey: http://survey.ole.justice.gov/snapwebhost/s.asp?k=151560145441Electronic evidence, whether collected from a suspect’s digital device or from a third-party provider of services such as phone, email, or social media, plays an important role in all types of criminal investigations. This seminar will provide prosecutors with an understanding of the statutory authorities and Constitutional principles that govern the collection of electronic evidence both from providers and digital devices. The course will also provide prosecutors with a solid foundational understanding of computer forensics, including the types of information that can be recovered via forensic analysis and how that information can be used to create a narrative surrounding how and when the data came to exist a device, when it was accessed, and who was responsible for the related computer activity. Students will also be given practical information and guidance about the acquisition and use of electronic evidence in investigations at trial. Prosecutors involved in investigating a wide variety of crimes, including fraud, narcotics, violence, and terrorism, will likely find the course materials and lectures applicable to their work.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, April 9, 2018
Friday, April 13, 2018
Willie Miller
Email : willie.d.miller@usdoj.gov
54070
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Pharmaceutical Drug Investigations and Prosecutions: Attacking the Opioid Epidemic

The opioid epidemic is impacting almost every district in the country, with addicts using substances that include heroin, unlawfully manufactured synthetics, and diverted prescription opioids. Because opioid addiction typically begins with the misuse of prescription opioids, this training will focus upon combating the problem of prescription drug diversion, offering best practices for investigating and prosecuting medical professionals and others involved in distributing prescription medications outside the scope of legitimate medical practice. Presenters will explore practical information, such as expert testimony, accessing PDMP data, charging issues, sentencing issues and case studies. The seminar will also address the various international and law enforcement issues, as well as available and appropriate outreach.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Friday, October 13, 2017
Lynn Beard
Email : lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
59666
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prosecuting Heroin, Fentanyl and Synthetic Opioid Cases

This course is designed to provide guidance for experienced prosecutors handling illicit opioid cases, particularly those cases involving overdose deaths or serious injury. Topics covered will include current trends on opioid production and availability, counterfeit pill investigations, related international issues, charging and sentencing issues in death or serious bodily injury cases, financial investigation aspects, and forensic challenges. Experienced, senior prosecutors will use case study analysis, focusing on tracing opioids to their original source, and discuss best practices and lessons learned in handling these types of cases.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Friday, February 23, 2018
Willie Miller
Email : willie.d.miller@usdoj.gov
61115
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
USAMeeting: Changes to the Federal Rules of Evidence

On Monday, December 4, 2017, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. EDT, CCIPS and EOUSA will present a webinar led by Judge Paul W. Grimm entitled “Changes to the Federal Rules of Evidence.” Please share this announcement about the webinar, which also contains instructions on how to participate, with your colleagues. Judge Grimm is a nationally recognized expert on electronic evidence, and the author of the famous Lorraine v. Markel option which addresses the admissibility of electronic evidence in federal court in great detail. Judge Grimm will provide insight into the December 1, 2017 amendment to Federal Rules of Evidence 902, which concerns self-authenticating documents. This amendment provides that some items of evidence are self-authenticating, requiring no extrinsic evidence of authenticity in order to be admitted into evidence. Judge Grimm’s presentation will be followed by guidance from CCIPS Attorney Andrew Pak on using the amended Rule, including information about the preparation and use of trial certifications. This webinar will be delivered using the USAMeeting Center. During this webinar, viewers will be able to type in questions for the speakers to answer. If you have agents who may be interested in viewing this webinar, please invite them to your office for viewing. The maximum number of participants is 400. Please consider watching the webinar in a group setting. This presentation will be recorded and available for viewing after the webinar.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, December 4, 2017
Monday, December 4, 2017
Lynn Beard
Email : lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
61534
Active
 
Border Security Coordinators' Conference

The Border Security Coordinators Conference is designed for the Border Security Coordinators from each district, who were designated in the wake of the Attorney General's memorandum of April 11, 2017 (“Renewed Commitment to Immigration Enforcement”). In that memo, the Attorney General identified certain immigration offenses that should receive higher priority and noted that the duties of the Border Security Coordinators include: “overseeing the investigation and prosecution of those offenses; attending training programs with other Coordinators regarding these offenses; providing legal advice and training to AUSAs regarding these offenses” and meeting with representatives from the Department of Homeland Security to coordinate immigration enforcement initiatives, initiate training programs, and facilitate information sharing among the Coordinators. The Border Security Conference will provide information and guidance to the Coordinators to assist them in their duties, including substantive legal segments and updates, administrative information, immigration and border security enforcement initiatives, opportunities to share best practices, and other information.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Friday, April 20, 2018
Tami Belair
Email : tami.belair@usdoj.gov
62618
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Evidence for Experienced Criminal Litigators Seminar

This seminar will assist in sharpening the pretrial and trial evidence skills of experienced attorneys with 10 or more jury trials. The seminar will reinforce basic evidence principles in constitutional issues, admissibility, cross-examination/impeachment, relevance, character evidence, hearsay, and lay and expert opinions.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Friday, June 15, 2018
Willie Miller
Email : willie.d.miller@usdoj.gov
54033
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
USAMeeting: Supreme Court Update - Criminal

On Thursday, July 26, 2018, from 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET the Criminal Division and EOUSA will present a webinar entitled “Supreme Court Update - Criminal”. The Supreme Court had a busy term and issued a number of important decisions on questions ranging from what constitutes a reasonable expectation of privacy in a rental car to whether the definition of a “crime of violence” is unconstitutionally vague. Patty Stemler and Rob Parker, Chief and Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division’s Appellate Section, will discuss the significant criminal cases from the Supreme Court’s 2017-2018 term and how those decisions affect our practice. Rob recently returned to the Criminal Division after a two-year detail to the Office of the Solicitor General, where he briefed and argued cases in the Supreme Court.This webinar will be delivered using the USAMeeting Center. There are a limited number of seats in the webinar, so we are encouraging districts to consider watching the webinar in a group setting. If your office is going to conduct a group viewing, you must complete this survey. please copy and paste this survey link into your browser: http://survey.ole.justice.gov/snapwebhost/s.asp?k=150999048302 CLE credit is being sought for this webinar for group viewing only. The deadline is July 20, 2018 for the proctor to submit the survey. This presentation will not be recorded. If you have any questions concerning this webinar, please contact Bonnie S. Greenberg (Bonnie.Greenberg@usdoj.gov), Lynn Beard (Lynn.Beard@usdoj.gov), or Francess Murray (Francess.Murray@usdoj.gov).

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Tami Cottrill
Email : tami.cottrill@usdoj.gov
64990
Active
USAMeeting
Professional Responsibility Officers' (PRO) Conference

NOTE: You will need to register and complete the pre-enrollment survey to be considered for this course. The pre-enrollment survey can be found here: http://survey.ole.justice.gov/snapwebhost/s.asp?k=151811955797 (Please copy and paste the url into your browser) The Professional Responsibility Officers' Conference will provide engaging and interactive presentations on novel, complex and emergent professional responsibility issues that Department attorneys encounter in both civil and criminal matters. The conference will include programs for new Professional Responsibility Officers (PROs), including an introduction to recurrent professional responsibility issues and the role and duties of the PRO. It will incorporate views from the Department’s senior management offices as well as outside perspectives on professional responsibility. It also will explore some of the ways in which professional responsibility issues intersect with substantive law and Department regulations and policy.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Saturday, May 26, 2018
Doreen Smith
Email : doreen.f.smith@usdoj.gov
54028
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Healthcare Fraud Seminar

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

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Tammy Campbell
Email : tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
59206
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
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; conspiracy law; and asset forfeiture. This course will also include ethics credit.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Friday, June 8, 2018
Brenda Hyatt
Email : brenda.hyatt@usdoj.gov
60853
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Title III Seminar

This seminar is designed for Assistant United States Attorneys, Special Assistant United States Attorneys, and Department of Justice attorneys of all experience levels who are interested in learning more about conducting Title III investigations. Members of the Office of Enforcement Operations will cover topics including a review of the Title III statutory scheme and Department policy requirements for conducting electronic surveillance of wire, oral, and electronic communications, best practices for 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, using Title III evidence at trial, and the impact of modern technology on Title III investigations. An ethics session will be offered.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Lynn Beard
Email : lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
53976
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Environmental Crimes Seminar

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

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Friday, May 4, 2018
Lynn Beard
Email : lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
54025
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Advanced Narcotics Seminar

This seminar will address the most current challenges in narcotics cases and is appropriate for experienced narcotics prosecutors. Cutting edge issues involving the use of the “Dark Web”, cryptocurrency, and global challenges will be addressed. Prosecutors will also learn about nationwide activity in opioid, diversion, and synthetic narcotics cases. The Department’s priorities in narcotics enforcement will be discussed.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Friday, August 31, 2018
Willie Miller
Email : willie.d.miller@usdoj.gov
54001
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Public Corruption Seminar

This seminar is intended for federal prosecutors who investigate and prosecute public corruption cases. Topics to be covered include: legal developments in public corruption law; proactive investigations; overt investigative techniques; historical and grand jury investigations; charging decisions; Garrity and privilege issues; discovery; ethics; and trial issues and common defenses.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Friday, April 27, 2018
Willie Miller
Email : willie.d.miller@usdoj.gov
54021
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Organized Crime/Gang Coordinators' Conference

Note: You will need to register and complete the pre-enrollment survey to be considered for this course. The pre-enrollment survey can be found here: http://survey.ole.justice.gov/snapwebhost/s.asp?k=151853531548 (Please copy and paste the url into your browser) The Office of Legal Education and the Criminal Division’s Organized Crime and Gang Section are pleased to announce the Organized Crime/Gang Coordinators’ Conference. Lodging accommodations will be provided by the NAC. This conference is for gang coordinators, organized crime coordinators, and other experienced Assistant United States Attorneys and Department of Justice attorneys involved in the investigation and prosecution of organized crime and complex gang cases. Topics include (1) how to coordinate multi-district cases; (2) how to manage a complex case from indictment to trial; and (3) time-tested ways to get a RICO case approved

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Lynn Beard
Email : lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
54061
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Project Safe Childhood Advanced Online Child Exploitation Seminar

NOTE: Once registration closes, a pre-enrollment survey will be emailed to those who timely submit a registration request in learnDOJ. A response to the pre-enrollment survey by the indicated deadline is required in order to be considered for selection. This seminar is designed to address the most current challenges in federal child exploitation cases and is appropriate for experienced prosecutors of child exploitation offenses as well as those who may be less experienced. The seminar will help prosecutors effectively prepare, present, and argue the government's case by focusing on cutting edge investigative and prosecutorial strategies and techniques in gathering evidence and identifying the most dangerous offenders. The seminar will address challenges posed by technological developments including anonymization, encryption, mobile devices, and cloud-based storage, as well as the emerging legal issues unique to these technologies.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Friday, July 13, 2018
Lynn Beard
Email : lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
65072
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Human Trafficking Seminar

This seminar is intended for Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) and Department of Justice (DOJ) attorneys 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, panel and workshop formats designed to stimulate group discussion, and will include breakout sessions to focus on problem solving. Topics will include a legal overview of federal human trafficking statutes; effective strategies to identify, investigate, and prosecute human trafficking cases; understanding victim trauma, building rapport, and stabilization strategies; charging and trial considerations in different types of trafficking cases; and sentencing and restitution. There also will be an ethics presentation. The Office of Legal Education will make the final selections and notify those selected to attend.Assistant United States Attorneys and DOJ attorneys are encouraged to nominate federal and local law enforcement officers who are or may become involved in human trafficking investigations by clicking on this link. The Office of Legal Education will make the final selections and notify those selected to attend.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Lynn Beard
Email : lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
53965
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Sentencing Guidelines Seminar

This basic course is designed to teach new federal prosecutors and provide a refresher for other prosecutors regarding 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 and discuss any recent guideline amendments. Participants will then have an opportunity to apply the guidelines in small group settings, including working with experienced Assistant United States Attorneys on some offense-specific topics, such as white collar, drug, immigration, and firearms cases. 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 include ethics credit.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Friday, May 18, 2018
Willie Miller
Email : willie.d.miller@usdoj.gov
54027
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Project Safe Childhood Sentencing Seminar

The trend of district courts across the country imposing below-guidelines sentences in a significant percentage of child exploitation cases, particularly in cases of child pornography possession and receipt, has not abated. This seminar will provide strategies and techniques for presenting a compelling sentencing case with respect to a particular child exploitation defendant, and refute common arguments and claims advanced by the defense. Significant focus will be placed on: (1) building an effective sentencing case against the child pornography offender, including the strategic use of computer forensics, government expert witnesses, and other evidence; (2) how to meet common defense arguments, including refuting defense experts, and how to address common mitigation claims; (3) understanding the role and meaning of the psychological testing, risk assessment tools, and recidivism studies that relate to child exploitation offenders; (4) post-conviction issues particular to child sex offenders, including restitution and forfeiture; and (5) tools to help prosecutors address victim issues at sentencing.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Lynn Beard
Email : lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
54038
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
MLARS Financial Investigations Seminar

NOTE: REGISTRATION IS A TWO-STEP PROCESS. You must register and complete the pre-enrollment survey to be considered. Please copy the following URL and paste it in your browser to access the survey: https://survey.ole.justice.gov/snapwebhost/s.asp?k=153513061500Course Description: This is a basic seminar and is 3 full days. The objective of this seminar is to apply investigative techniques and methods to unravel the case study's money laundering scheme, identify assets for forfeiture, and make charging and forfeiture decisions. Using videos to illustrate the case study involving a drug enterprise, this practical, innovative, and interactive seminar is designed to introduce participants to financial investigations, money laundering, and asset forfeiture. During the seminar, participants will analyze financial documents to establish links among the targets, assets, and the illegal activities. This seminar is open only to participants with minimal experience in financial investigations, asset forfeiture, and money laundering. Also, through separate correspondence, additional Department of Justice and non-Department of Justice departments and agencies have been provided with nomination instructions for this training event. These departments and agencies (e.g. FBI, DEA, ATF, USMS, IRS, DHS, USDA, USPIS) will provide centralized nominations and rankings of their personnel. Agents who contact United States Attorneys' offices about nominations should be directed to their agency training contacts for information on their internal nomination procedures. Participants are required to attend this 3-day training in its entirety. The Office of Legal Education (OLE) will not provide funding and/or reimburse participants who depart early. OLE is NOT sponsoring Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit for this training event. Participants who wish to seek CLE credit must self-report to their state bars; however, please note that CLE regulations vary widely among the mandatory jurisdictions with regard to awarding CLE credit for attendance at a self-reporting training event. Participants will need to check with their state bars to determine eligibility.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Angie Inscore
Email : angie.inscore@usdoj.gov
53979
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) Conference

This conference will enable Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) Coordinators/Lead Task Force Attorneys to make the most of their district's OCDETF program. Topics include addressing the nature of investigations eligible for OCDETF designation under program guidelines, new national OCDETF initiatives and priorities, leveraging the OCDETF program in your district, developing financial investigations, and understanding OCDETF forms and reports. Limited CLE will be requested for participants due to the non-legal nature of the training.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Friday, October 19, 2018
Lynn Beard
Email : lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
64458
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Project Safe Childhood Investigating and Prosecuting the Prostitution of Children Seminar

This course will focus on issues relating to identifying, investigating, and prosecuting the domestic sex trafficking of minors. This seminar is intended for prosecutors who have or will prosecute cases involving the prostitution of children. The seminar will provide an overview of how minors are prostituted in the United States and will address the unique challenges involved in cases with minor victims. Topics will include effective investigative strategies and techniques; the prosecutor's role in the development of a successful task force; strategies for developing victim testimony and identifying services for victims; charging options; pretrial litigation strategies; how to effectively prove your case at trial; and sentencing and restitution issues.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Friday, January 12, 2018
Lynn Beard
Email : lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
56248
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Project Safe Childhood Child Interviewing Seminar

This course is designed for criminal AUSAs and Department of Justice Attorneys who prosecute child exploitation cases. This is an interactive course in which each student will have the opportunity to develop child interviewing skills through participating in an interview practicum. Students will learn best practices for investigating and prosecuting child sexual exploitation and abuse cases that involve the testimony of a child victim, including use of an evidence-supported forensic interview model in which the interviewer adapts to the needs of each individual child based upon unique situational variables present. Areas of emphasis include child development, memory and suggestibility, the need for age-appropriate questioning, the disclosure process, searching for and presenting corroborative evidence, legal and evidentiary issues, and preparing children for court.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Friday, December 1, 2017
Willie Miller
Email : willie.d.miller@usdoj.gov
53916
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Basic White Collar Crime Seminar

This course is intended for criminal prosecutors with basic to intermediate white-collar prosecution experience looking to expand their knowledge of legal theories and techniques to effectively investigate and prosecute more complex white-collar cases. The first day of the course is an introduction to white-collar crime and is geared towards new prosecutors, those with limited experience in prosecuting these cases, or those who need a refresher. For those prosecutors with more experience in prosecuting white collar crime, they have the option of starting the course on the second day. The first day will cover the most commonly used fraud statutes and will include an interactive workshop on the fundamentals of an effective fraud investigation. The remainder of the course will explore emerging fraud issues, discovery issues in large white-collar cases, and specific challenges in specialty areas such as securities fraud, health care fraud, tax fraud and bankruptcy fraud. Corporate fraud issues, both legal and ethical, will be addressed. Lastly, the course will include time-tested tips as to how to deal with experts, typical defenses, and motions in limine.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Friday, February 2, 2018
Lynn Beard
Email : lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
61631
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Grand Jury Practice Seminar

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

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Friday, August 17, 2018
Willie Miller
Email : willie.d.miller@usdoj.gov
54047
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Project Safe Neighborhoods: Promising Practices, Solving Problems, Next Steps

This conference is intended for all United States Attorneys' Offices' PSN Coordinators and will provide important information and guidance on implementing the reinvigorated PSN program. The conference will highlight: effective practices in building PSN partnerships; guidance for analyzing and collecting crime data; developing target enforcement areas; successful enforcement strategies; training and technical assistance; and grants. Enrollment preference will be given to PSN Coordinators. If the PSN Coordinator is unable to attend, offices are encouraged to nominate another person responsible for implementing PSN in the district (for example, another AUSA, Law Enforcement Coordinator, or Prevention and Outreach Coordinator).

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Willie Miller
Email : willie.d.miller@usdoj.gov
62049
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Elder Justice Coordinators' Training

This training is designed for Elder Justice Coordinators. It is also open to other Department attorneys interested in doing elder justice cases. However, priority will be given to Elder Justice Coordinators, and each district's Elder Justice Coordinator is expected to attend this training if possible. If the Elder Justice Coordinator cannot attend, another representative from that district should be designated to attend. This training will provide participants the opportunity to expand their knowledge in civil and criminal financial fraud and failure of care cases. This training will also address effective community outreach strategies. This interactive training based on the case method will include lectures and breakout sessions which will address target selection, case development, victim/witness issues, and data analysis.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Terry Fox
Email : theresa.fox@usdoj.gov
63335
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Electronic Evidence Seminar

Electronic evidence, whether collected from a suspect’s digital device or from a third-party provider of services such as phone, email, or social media, plays an important role in all types of criminal investigations. This seminar will provide prosecutors with an understanding of the statutory authorities and Constitutional principles that govern the collection of electronic evidence both from providers and digital devices. The course will also provide prosecutors with a solid foundational understanding of computer forensics, including the types of information that can be recovered via forensic analysis and how that information can be used to create a narrative surrounding how and when the data came to exist on a device, when it was accessed, and who was responsible for the related computer activity. Students will also be given practical information and guidance about the acquisition and use of electronic evidence in investigations at trial. Prosecutors involved in investigating a wide variety of crimes, including fraud, narcotics, violence, and terrorism, will likely find the course materials and lectures applicable to their work.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Timothy Gaskin
Email : timothy.gaskin@usdoj.gov
63618
Active
Washington, D.C.
Basic Deposition Skills for Civil Attorneys Seminar

This basic deposition seminar is designed for civil attorneys who have had little to no deposition practice skills. This seminar is intended to develop and enhance their deposition practice skills. The seminar includes presentations on attorney preparation, taking and defending depositions, witness preparation, effective use of depositions in discovery practice, knowledge of key Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in depositions, and strategies on how to deal with problematic opposing counsel. This seminar will include demonstrations, practical exercises, and a questions and answers panel discussion. Seating is limited. Attendees selected must attend all sessions.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Friday, January 12, 2018
Doreen Smith
Email : doreen.f.smith@usdoj.gov
53983
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Friday, June 29, 2018
Doreen Smith
Email : doreen.f.smith@usdoj.gov
54030
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Evidence for Civil Litigators Seminar

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

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Tammy Campbell
Email : tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
54053
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Friday, October 13, 2017
Tammy Campbell
Email : tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
53863
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Senior Litigation Counsel Conference

This Senior Litigation Counsel Conference is designed to assist SLCs to more effectively and efficiently perform the crucial roles they play in each district. Attendees will learn strategies and exchange ideas on how to best meet the training and mentoring needs of their districts in sessions focused on establishing and meeting management expectations, designing an effective in-district training program, leveraging existing resources, providing helpful advice and feedback, and developing and maintaining successful orientation and mentoring programs. All Senior Litigation Counsel, as well as those attorneys who are not designated Senior Litigation Counsel but who manage training or mentoring programs in their districts, are invited and encouraged to attend.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Lynn Beard
Email : LBeard@usa.doj.gov
57713
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Civil Chiefs' Conference

The Civil Chiefs Conference is designed to assist Civil Chiefs effectively manage their divisions during times of transition. Presentations will focus on best management practices, including practical advice from experienced Civil Chiefs on how to effectively communicate with AUSAs, United States Attorneys, and USAO management about the important work accomplished by the USAOs’ Civil Divisions. Updates on changes in substantive areas of law, policies, procedures, and the organization of various Department components, will be addressed by the Directors and other representatives from DOJ Civil Division, including Torts, Constitutional Torts, Federal Programs, Appellate, Civil Frauds and OIL. Representatives from EOUSA will provide information on policies, procedures and resources that impact civil practice. The Conference will also include presentations by client agencies with respect to litigation trends and review of their organizational structure. Time will be allotted to discuss how to promote the relationship between USAOs and client agencies in order to ensure the effective prosecution and defense of civil litigation involving the United States. All Civil Chiefs are invited to attend. If the Civil Chief is unable to attend, districts are encouraged to nominate the Deputy Civil Chief.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Friday, July 20, 2018
Tammy Campbell
Email : tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
63407
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Medical Malpractice Seminar

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

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Tammy Campbell
Email : tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
54006
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Office of Immigration Litigation (OIL) Seminar

The Office of Immigration Litigation Seminar is designed for Assistant United States Attorneys, DOJ litigating division attorneys, and Executive Branch agency counsel with some experience in immigration law. The seminar will include panels and individual speakers addressing topics of current interest to immigration and criminal practitioners in the nation’s courts, focusing on constitutional issues, citizenship and nationality issues including revocation of naturalization, criminal issues in immigration, habeas corpus litigation, and unique issues posed by litigation with a national security nexus. The method of instruction includes large and small group lectures. Ethics in immigration will also be covered.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Friday, October 5, 2018
Doreen Smith
Email : doreen.f.smith@usdoj.gov
64444
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Basic Civil Pretrial Practice Seminar

The Basic Civil Pretrial Practice Seminar is an excellent precursor to taking the Basic Civil Trial Advocacy Seminar and is intended for new civil attorneys with little or no (civil) experience. This basic skills course is designed to cover case planning and management from filing to pretrial conference, with emphasis on discovery, particularly witness preparation and depositions of fact/expert witnesses. The method of instruction includes lecture, instructor demonstrations, and practical exercises performed in small groups of teamed attorneys. Participants will be expected to devote significant time to reviewing case materials and preparing for hands-on exercises. Early departures will not be authorized.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, November 27, 2017
Friday, December 1, 2017
Doreen Smith
Email : doreen.f.smith@usdoj.gov
53974
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Monday, April 23, 2018
Friday, April 27, 2018
Doreen Smith
Email : doreen.f.smith@usdoj.gov
54020
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Affirmative Civil Civil Rights for Assistant United States Attorneys Seminar

NOTE: You will be able to register for a scheduled offering of this course only after completing the Preregistration Survey. Prerequisites are listed under the Item Details. This 3 ½ day seminar is designed to provide both experienced and newer civil Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) with legal instruction and practical strategies for investigating, litigating, and monitoring compliance in a variety of areas of affirmative civil rights enforcement. The first (optional) day is designed for AUSAs who have not previously attended a Civil Civil Rights Seminar and who are beginning to work on affirmative civil rights matters and/or develop a new practice in their district. AUSAs who would like a refresher are also encouraged to attend. The first day provides basic legal overviews of the four most commonly used statutes in United States Attorneys offices' civil rights programs: Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Fair Housing Act, and statutes protecting the employment and credit rights of service members. Other topics include an overview of the Civil Rights Division and its jurisdiction, practical tips from experienced AUSAs on starting a civil rights practice, and models for initiating outreach to advocates in their district.The rest of the course is designed for both new and experienced AUSAs. It will focus on specialized areas including Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); education; protecting service members’ tenant and loan rights; and religious land use protections for houses of worship. In addition to case studies and legal overviews, participants will discuss model outreach plans for building and expanding their practice and for leveraging resources in their office and community, and will participate in case workshops to get feedback on current cases from experienced AUSAs and Civil Rights Division trial attorneys. Continuing legal education (CLE) credit, including ethics, will be available for this course.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Friday, October 6, 2017
Tammy Campbell
Email : tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
54607
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
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, demonstrations, and workshops, with courtroom and video critiquing. Topics covered include preparation and presentation of opening statements and closing arguments, as well as direct and cross-examination of fact and expert witnesses. The course culminates in the students' participation in a trial. This course offering is based upon a Federal Tort Claims Act training scenario.Important note: Assignment preparation before and during the course is required. Attendees selected are required to pre-read and understand the case facts prior to their arrival. In addition, selectees will be assigned evidence/foundation problems for a courtroom exhibits workshop held on the first day. Approving officials should allow participants sufficient time to devote to the course requirements and workload. Last minute cancellations directly impact other participants in this course because participants also role-play witnesses in certain workshops and in the trials. Please notify the course contact sooner, rather than later, should a cancellation be necessary.The course ends at 5:00 p.m. Early departures will not be permitted due to the mock trial schedule. Attendees are authorized to stay over Thursday night if reasonable flights are not available after 6:00 PM.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Doreen Smith
Email : doreen.f.smith@usdoj.gov
54003
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Doreen Smith
Email : Doreen.f.smith@usdoj.gov
60781
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Communications Skills Training

The Communications Skills Training is designed for both civil and criminal litigating attorneys to develop and enhance their skills in making oral presentations, whether in the courtroom or elsewhere. The 2-day workshop includes presentations on delivery – how you say what you say; organization and structure – how you organize and structure an effective argument or presentation; and persuasion – how you make a presentation understandable, memorable and persuasive. This workshop will include demonstrations and an opportunity for students to make three two-minute oral presentations that will be videotaped, reviewed, and critiqued by the faculty. Seating for this offering is limited.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Allison Phlegar
Email : allison.phlegar@usdoj.gov
62653
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Defending Federal Employees in Personal Liability Litigation Seminar

NOTE: Registration is a two-step process. You must register in learnDOJ AND complete the SNAP pre-enrollment survey to be considered. Only those registrants who complete both of these registration requirements will be considered. The SNAP survey can be found by pasting the following url into your address bar of your web browser: https://survey.ole.justice.gov/snapwebhost/s.asp?k=153062333558. The actual submission of your registration will occur in learnDOJ. The course will focus on representing federal employees in their individual capacities under 28 C.F.R § 50.15. Particular emphasis will be placed on personal liability, constitutional tort (Bivens) claims. Common defense strategies will be covered, such as whether a remedy should be inferred under Ziglar v. Abbasi and qualified immunity under Pearson v. Callahan. There will also be emphasis on the professional responsibility and ethical concerns. This course will include two workshops during which students will break into small groups to work through a hypothetical Bivens case using a realistic scenario that illustrates a variety of issues. Finally, several related topics will be featured, including appellate practice, e-discovery, and non-litigation concerns such an indemnification under 28 C.F.R § 50.15(c). The course format includes lectures, small-group workshops with facilitators from the Constitutional Torts staff, and an open forum on the final day. Students will receive a CD containing the lecture handouts, the workshop problems, the Bivens expertise list with direct dial telephone numbers, and the latest version of all the Constitutional Torts Staff monographs.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Tammy Campbell
Email : tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
64453
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Bankruptcy Practitioners' Conference

This is a 2 ½ day conference of Department of Justice bankruptcy practitioners from United States Attorney’s Offices, Civil Division, Tax Division, ENRD, and other components. The conference is designed to benefit both new and experienced bankruptcy attorneys.This interactive and intensive conference will include lectures, breakout sessions, and panel discussions addressing various legal and practice issues, such as Bankruptcy Court Jurisdiction and Sovereign Immunity, Offset and Recoupment, the Automatic Stay, and Dischargeability of Debts. In addition, focused sessions on collecting and preserving debts to the United States in Chapter 13 and Chapter 7 cases, and an Advanced Class on Chapter 11 plans are offered. Expert panels will discuss strategy and advice on bankruptcy cases involving Federal regulatory agencies and the collection of Federal student loan debt. In addition, a recent case law update, a federal tax debt classifications quiz, as well as a Discovery Issues session are offered to inform attendees of the nuts-and-bolts of bankruptcy practice. Participants are expected to stay through the entire training.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Tammy Campbell
Email : tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
61481
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
eDiscovery Office Coordinator Conference

This conference will bring together eDiscovery Office Coordinators in order to discuss eDiscovery trends, provide strategies on how to support and advise attorneys on eDiscovery issues, and engage participants in developing creative solutions to common eDiscovery issues.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Tammy Campbell
Email : tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
61533
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
USAO FOIA Contacts Conference

This conference is intended for USAO FOIA Contacts or employees performing the role of the FOIA Contact. The primary focus of the training will be the EOUSA FOIA process from start to finish. The agenda will cover how to effectively search for records, how to properly protect the administrative record, updates on the most frequently used FOIA exemptions, and FOIA Contact specific training for using FOIAonline. In addition, there will be breakout sessions for interactive FOIAonline training and best practices for processing FOIA requests. There will also be ample opportunity to interact with the EOUSA FOIA staff.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Friday, August 3, 2018
Doreen Smith
Email : doreen.f.smith@usdoj.gov
64306
Active
Columbia, SC
E-Discovery in Civil Litigation Training and Conference for Civil DOJ and Agency Attorneys

This is a 3 day conference and training session aimed at civil attorneys at the Department of Justice and their agency counterparts who participate in civil litigation involving the United States. The first day will be restricted to agency participants and focus on the requirements imposed on agencies by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and practical advice on working with DOJ. The second day will involve both the DOJ and agency participants and will focus on the work that DOJ attorneys and their agency counterparts must do together to prepare for and successfully navigate civil litigation. The third day will be restricted to DOJ participants and will address case work flow and use of electronic discovery tools, as well as effective use of the various discovery tools provided by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.Attendees will be limited to those within the Washington, DC, commuting area.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Tammy Campbell
Email : tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
64327
Active
Washington, DC
Investigating and Prosecuting Hate Crimes and Domestic Terrorism Seminar

This symposium will bring together federal prosecutors, FBI investigators, and their leadership to address the cutting edge topic of the intersection between hate crimes and domestic terrorism. Participants will learn about the current threats posed in both areas; the legal tools available to address hate crimes and domestic terrorism incidents; effective investigation and prosecution strategies; and the value of using a collaborative approach where both types of violations may be involved. The symposium will feature a case study of a successful prosecution that included both terrorism and hate crimes offenses.This symposium is targeted at AUSAs who handle domestic terrorism or civil rights/hate crimes cases as well as USAO leadership (USA, FAUSA, Criminal Chief); FBI agents who handle civil rights/hate crimes or domestic terrorism, and FBI office leadership (SAC, ASAC, Civil Rights Crimes and Terrorism Squad Leaders). AUSAs are encouraged to nominate FBI Special Agents from their districts responsible for investigating terrorism or hate crimes; priority will be given to districts sending a team of participants representing different specialty areas.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Tammy Campbell
Email : tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
64876
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Using CaseMap for Case Review and Analysis Seminar

The Office of Legal Education is pleased to announce an introductory 2½ day seminar on using LexisNexis’ CaseMap for organizing case information and preparing for trial. This seminar is designed for Assistant United States Attorneys and support staff. It will offer hands-on training using the CaseMap software suite, to include CaseMap (a software program designed for organizing Facts, Documents, Witnesses, and Issues in a case) and TextMap (a software program used to import and search transcripts, as well as create transcript reports). Attendees should not expect to be experts on these applications at the conclusion of this course, but have a basic working knowledge of the software. There will be no CLE credit for this course.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Sharon Owusu
Email : sharon.owusu@usdoj.gov
54014
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
System Managers National Conference

This technical 3 1/2 day conference designed specifically for GS-2210s from United States Attorneys' offices is available to individuals providing full-time technical support to Information Technology systems. Monday, October 30th will be an optional one day curriculum, focused on soft skills, and is available to conference attendees to further their professional development. NOTE: If you are interested in attending the October 30th optional session, please complete the Conference Soft Skill Training http://prd-webapps.usa.doj.gov/opinio6/s?s=5702 (copy/paste this into your browser) survey prior to September 22, 2017. This survey will be used to determine the optional day attendance rosters.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, October 30, 2017
Friday, November 3, 2017
Gordie Prescott
Email : gordie.prescott@usdoj.gov
54259
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Discovery Processing 101

This course is designed for Legal Assistants, Paralegals, Legal Administrative Specialists, and Litigation Support Specialists. Students will receive hands-on training with IPRO eScan-IT. The hands-on training will cover: creating projects, setting scan and EDD project options, creating batches, processing scanned images, manually setting boundary levels, creating and coding scanned images, OCRing scanned images, processing ESI, QCing EDD batches, and exporting EDD and Scan batches to create load files for use with Eclipse and other review platforms for discovery. Prior experience with IPRO eScan-IT is not required, but there should be an expectation that the student will begin using IPRO eScan-IT within 30 days of completing this training.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Friday, February 23, 2018
Sharon Owusu
Email : sharon.owusu@usdoj.gov
54002
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Sharon Owusu
Email : sharon.owusu@usdoj.gov
62520
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Monday, June 11, 2018
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Sharon Owusu
Email : sharon.owusu@usdoj.gov
62797
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Litigation Support Conference

The National Litigation Technology and Support Conference is designed to provide a venue for Litigation Support Specialists (as well as those acting in that role) to discuss, in a collective environment, issues affecting all offices such as hardware and software; data storage and management; policies and procedures; best practices; emerging technologies; and customer and technical support and training. The Conference is expected to include a mix of plenary sessions, break-out sessions, and hands-on training.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
Sharon Owusu
Email : sharon.owusu@usdoj.gov
53956
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
ITWG Beta Team Meeting

 

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Tim Gaskin
Email : timothy.gaskin@usdoj.gov
54041
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
USAMeeting: Mastering eLitigation: The Challenges for Criminal Prosecutors

This online training will address why it is that today managing electronic information and ediscovery in criminal cases seems hard, sometimes overwhelming, and a bit scary. To help prosecutors feel in control of electronic information, we will examine both the problems and potential solutions, including: how evolving state ethics rules and court decisions are reshaping prosecutors’ obligations; the hazards of over-collecting electronic information and strategies to avoid over-collection; the role of filter teams; and practices for effectively and efficiently managing electronic evidence.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Sharon Owusu
Email : sharon.owusu@usdoj.gov
61182
Active
 
Nuix Train the Trainer

Participants will learn how to use Nuix eDiscovery Workstation software to process electronically stored information (ESI) and export it in multiple formats. Nuix is complex electronic discovery software. This training is intended for users with extensive experience processing ESI in other processing applications other than eScan-IT (e.g. LAW PreDiscovery). Participants are expected to already have comprehensive knowledge of core electronic discovery concepts, including: de-duplication, imaging, QC, production, OCR, metadata, load file formats, hash values. Participants are also expected to have experience loading data (i.e., load files, images, native, and text) into Ipro Eclipse SE. Participants will engage in hands on training using Nuix. This course will cover the basic features of Nuix eDiscovery Workstation. This training will not cover all features of the software. At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to process commonly encountered data types and export formats suitable for loading into a document review tool (e.g., Ipro Eclipse SE) or production to opposing counsel. Participants will be required to complete a project that will involve processing native ESI using Nuix, exporting a subset of that ESI, and loading resulting export to Ipro Eclipse SE. Early departure is not authorized. Course participation is limited to 15 students. Because of the limited students per class and expected high demand, it is estimated that USAOs will only get one proposed participant into the course in the next twenty-four months. USAOs are asked to nominate one (and only one) participant for this course. This participant is expected to train other users in his or her USAO regarding how to use Nuix, as appropriate.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, October 22, 2018
Friday, October 26, 2018
Timothy Gaskin
Email : Timothy.Gaskin@usdoj.gov
64549
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Monday, March 5, 2018
Friday, March 9, 2018
Timothy Gaskin
Email : timothy.gaskin@usdoj.gov
61530
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Monday, August 27, 2018
Friday, August 31, 2018
Tim Gaskin
Email : timothy.gaskin@usdoj.gov
61532
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Monday, June 25, 2018
Friday, June 29, 2018
Tim Gaskin
Email : Timothy.Gaskin@usdoj.gov
61531
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
JTN Live Broadcast: eLitigation for Managers: Understanding eLitigation Core Competencies

As part of the Fiscal Year 2018 eLitigation Initiative for United States Attorneys’ Offices, EOUSA developed new model performance work plan (PWP) language for supervisors who manage staff responsible for eLitigation tasks. To support those who have this role, including those who had this model language added to their PWPs for 2018, EOUSA is developing a training series on eLitigation specifically for supervisors and managers. The first session, eLitigation for Managers: Understanding eLitigation Core Competencies, will be presented live via JTN broadcast on March 15, 2018 at 3pm ET. This 30-minute presentation will help you– • develop a common understanding as managers of the concept of eLitigation in the USAOs;• become familiar with the knowledge and skills USAO employees must have to effectively plan for and manage electronic case information and evidence (Core Competencies) so you can ensure they handle it correctly; and • understand why Core Competencies are critical to litigating today to avoid eLitigation errors.There will be opportunities throughout the session to ask questions in an audience that is limited to other USAO managers. We encourage US Attorneys and their management teams to watch this presentation together and learn about resources that can help them improve eLitigation practices in their districts. The presentation will be given by John Haried, Criminal eDiscovery Coordinator, and Virginia Vance, Senior Litigation Counsel for eDiscovery, of EOUSA’s Office of Legal and Victim Programs, and will be moderated by Tonia Jones of EOUSA’s Office of Legal Education.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Tonia Jones
Email : tonia.jones@usdoj.gov
62836
Active
 
Basic Legal Writing and Editing for Support Staff Seminar

This 2 ½ day seminar is designed for paralegals and legal assistants who do basic legal writing and editing in their jobs and need to refine their skills. During the training, students will receive lectures on professionalism and style, legal analysis and organization using Conclusion/Rule/Explanation of rule/Application of rule to facts/Conclusion (CREAC), editing, cite checking refresher, and creating a self-editing checklist. Students will complete several writing and editing workshops and their final product will be evaluated during a one-on-one meeting with a faculty member on the last day of the seminar. Nominees for this course must have completed the Introduction to Legal Citation and Legal Research for Support Staff Seminar or have a Paralegal Certificate.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Sharon Owusu
Email : sharon.owusu@usdoj.gov
63957
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
USAMeeting: Why Use CaseMap?

Basic overview of how CaseMap helps case teams organize the key facts, witnesses, and documents for charging, motions, and trial

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, April 30, 2018
Monday, April 30, 2018
Tonia Jones
Email : tonia.jones@usdoj.gov
63996
Active
 
Courtroom Presentations Seminar

This 3½-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 TrialDirector and TimeMap software applications. The TrialDirector portion of the course will cover: creating a case, creating workbooks, synchronizing audio and video files with a corresponding transcript, making clips of media files, using the exhibit sticker option, exporting the media files, and using the Presentation mode. The TimeMap portion of the course will cover how to create a time line in the application. At the conclusion of the course, students will complete an individual project that will culminate with a mock trial.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Friday, January 12, 2018
Sharon Owusu
Email : sharon.owusu@usdoj.gov
54403
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Friday, April 27, 2018
Sharon Owusu
Email : sharon.owusu@usdoj.gov
54404
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
JTN Live Broadcast: eLitigation for Managers: Evaluating Core Competencies (Part I)

As part of the FY 2018 eLitigation Initiative for United States Attorneys’ Offices, this presentation, eLitigation for Managers: Evaluating Core Competencies (Part I), is the second in a series of presentations for managers and supervisors. The session will be presented via JTN on May 21, 2018 at 3:00 PM EDT. This 30-minute presentation will help you—• understand the Core Competencies of Legal Compliance, Intake and Case Development;• assess employee skills when it comes to these Core Competencies; and• identify resources in addressing these Core Competencies.There will be opportunities throughout the session to ask questions in an audience that is limited to other USAO managers. We encourage USA Attorneys ad their management teams to watch this presentation together. The JTN broadcast will be presented by John Haried, Criminal eDiscovery Coordinator, and Virginia Vance, Senior Litigation Counsel for Civil eDiscovery, of EOUSA’s Office of Legal and Victim Programs, and will be moderated by Tonia Jones of EOUSA’s Office of Legal Education.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, May 21, 2018
Monday, May 21, 2018
Tonia Jones
Email : tonia.jones@usdoj.gov
64547
Active
Virtual
JTN Live Broadcast: eLitigation for Managers: Evaluating Core Competencies (Part II)

Continuing the FY 2018 eLitigation Initiative for United States Attorneys’ Offices, this presentation, eLitigation for Managers: Evaluating Core Competencies (Part II), is the third in a series of presentations for managers and supervisors. The session will be presented via JTN on July 11th, 2018 at 3:00 PM EDT. This 30-minute presentation will help you—• understand the Core Competencies of Case Planning and Production;• assess employee skills when it comes to these Core Competencies; and• identify resources in addressing these Core Competencies.There will be opportunities throughout the session to ask questions in an audience that is limited to other USAO managers. We encourage USA Attorneys ad their management teams to watch this presentation together. The JTN broadcast will be presented by John Haried, Criminal eDiscovery Coordinator, and Virginia Vance, Senior Litigation Counsel for Civil eDiscovery, of EOUSA’s Office of Legal and Victim Programs, and will be moderated by Tonia Jones of EOUSA’s Office of Legal Education.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Tonia Jones
Email : tonia.jones@usdoj.gov
65372
Active
JTN Broadcast
Intellectual Property Crimes Seminar

This course is intended for attorneys and federal agents of all levels who are interested in investigating and prosecuting intellectual property (IP) offenses, including trade secret theft, economic espionage, copyright infringement, and trafficking in counterfeit goods and labels. The course will provide a practical, case-study based interactive learning experience, ranging from case referrals, statutory considerations, and investigative hurdles to sentencing and valuation issues, issues in working with victims, and other practical prosecutorial considerations. Students will also receive in-depth instruction on electronic evidence gathering, computer forensics, and online reconnaissance, and learn how legal process, high-tech investigative techniques, and online undercover operations can be used to collect evidence and locate targets. At the conclusion of this course, students will have practical knowledge of the different theories and types of evidence that can be used to investigate and prosecute IP crimes. They will also gain sufficient knowledge to take an informed and active role when using electronics to gather evidence for IP offenses. If you would like to nominate a federal agent for this training, please complete the nomination form at (you will need to cut and paste this address into your internet browser): http://survey.ole.justice.gov/snapwebhost/s.asp?k=150124853300

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Friday, January 26, 2018
Willie Miller
Email : willie.d.miller@usdoj.gov
54037
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property (CHIP) Prosecutors' Training

NOTE: The Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property (CHIP) Prosecutors' Training is specifically designed for CHIP prosecutors. The first day of this course is an optional half-day course with two tracks: a “train the trainer” track and an “advanced technology” track.This course is intended to assist CHIP prosecutors in fulfilling their four core areas of responsibility: (1) prosecute computer crime and intellectual property offenses; (2) serve as the district's legal counsel on matters relating to those offenses and the collection of electronic or digital evidence; (3) train prosecutors and law enforcement personnel in the region; and (4) conduct public and industry outreach and awareness activities.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Friday, June 29, 2018
Lynn Beard
Email : lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
53986
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Basic VNS Training Seminar

NOTE: Registration is a two-step process. You must register and complete the pre-enrollment survey to be considered. Please copy and paste the following URL into your browser's address bar: https://survey.ole.justice.gov/snapwebhost/s.asp?k=152572277691 Course Description: This seminar is designed to provide hands-on training to 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, and use the reports ability of VNS to review information. It will also provide an overview of the basic interaction of VNS, CaseView, the U.S. District Court Case Management/Electronic Case Files system, and the United States Marshals Service database.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, August 13, 2018
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Francess Murray
Email : francess.murray@usdoj.gov
54269
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Training for Experienced EEO Counselors and Investigators Seminar

This course is designed to satisfy the annual 8-hour recertification training requirement for all individuals who currently serve as collateral duty counselors and investigators in the Executive Office for Untied States Attorneys' (EOUSA) Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Management Staff's (EEO/DMS) 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 Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Friday, June 15, 2018
Terry Fox
Email : theresa.fox@usdoj.gov
54273
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Advanced VNS Training Seminar

NOTE: Registration is a two-step process. You must register and complete the pre-enrollment survey to be considered. Please copy and paste the following URL into your browser's address bar: https://survey.ole.justice.gov/snapwebhost/s.asp?k=152572277691 Course Description: The Advanced Victim Notification System (VNS) Training Seminar is intended for staff who frequently use VNS, and priority will be given to applicants who have knowledge and current experience with the basic operation of VNS. The seminar will review functionality added to the VNS over the last few years and will consist of lectures and hands-on exercises using VNS. Topics will include managing records for registrants involved with multiple cases including child exploitation matters, notification process involving minor victims, how United States District Court and the United States Marshals Service interact with VNS, the current role of CaseView with VNS, and the impact of valid and verified email on the notification process and registrant status. The course will also provide information on changes to the VNS schedule for 2019, including a sneak preview of the updated screens in VNS.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Friday, August 17, 2018
Francess Murray
Email : Francess.Murray@usdoj.gov
54270
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
EARS Experienced Evaluator Training

This course is for experienced evaluators, meaning those USAO and EOUSA staff who are currently active in the Evaluation Program. This includes legal, financial litigation, and administrative evaluators. The course will provide updates and instruction regarding the evaluation process and philosophy, with an emphasis on identifying the causes for USAO successes and challenges. Evaluators will also practice evaluation analysis as a team and spend time on management principles. The course will also focus on the EARS program approach as management consulting.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Gwendolyn Outen
Email : gwendolyn.d.outen@usdoj.gov
60273
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Human Resources Boot Camp II

NOTE: You will need to register and complete the pre-enrollment survey to be considered for this course. Please copy and paste the following URL into your browser to access the survey: https://survey.ole.justice.gov/snapwebhost/s.asp?k=152216033680 The Human Resources Boot Camp II is for experienced Human Resources (HR) Specialists/Officers. Students will learn to apply technical HR skills when consulting with supervisors and managers on complex issues including meeting mission requirements within available resources, performance management, and disciplinary and conduct issues. The course will include an overview of data systems available used to inform management decision making as well as information to help establish effective internal controls to ensure HR program compliance.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Friday, June 29, 2018
Terry Fox
Email : theresa.fox@usdoj.gov
54344
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Administrative Officers' Conference

The Administrative Officers' (AOs) Conference will be held at the same time as the First Assistant United States Attorneys' Conference, and we are planning joint sessions for many of the presentations. This conference will focus on DOJ initiatives; crisis management; evaluations; hiring; EEO and disciplinary processes; data analysis; and E-litigation. Breakout sessions based on district size and individual, district-specific consultation sessions with various EOUSA components will also be offered. The Administrative Officer from every district should attend. If the Administrative Officer cannot attend, the Deputy Administrative Officer or other appropriate representative may attend. Each district will be limited to only one attendee.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Terry Fox
Email : theresa.fox@usdoj.gov
53950
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Terry Fox
Email : theresa.fox@usdoj.gov
68128
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Addressing Victims' Needs in Human Trafficking Cases Seminar

NOTE: You will be able to register for a scheduled offering of this course only after completing the Preregistration Survey. Prerequisites are listed under the Item Details. This seminar is designed for United States Attorneys’ office Victim Assistance personnel who assist victims of human trafficking. Labor traffickers are continuing to grow and expand their industries and enterprises, while commercial sex trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world and is a significant problem in the United States. United States Attorneys' offices are seeing an increase in human trafficking cases, and staff are faced with the difficult task of addressing victims’ needs while managing complex legal aspects of these cases. Course participants will gain a deeper understanding of the different types of human trafficking; the dynamics of human trafficking, to include recruitment and lifestyle; difficulties faced during prosecution; victim advocacy in the courtroom; and how to address the unique needs of both foreign and domestic victims.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Terry Fox
Email : theresa.fox@usdoj.gov
54261
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Department of Justice Orientation for Assistant United States Attorneys

The Executive Office for United States Attorneys is pleased to sponsor the November 2018 “Welcome to DOJ” orientation for new Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs). The orientation will be held November 8-9, 2018, in the Robert F. Kennedy Main Justice Building in Washington, DC, and is designed to expose AUSAs (with one year or less tenure in the Department) to the broader workings of the Department of Justice. This one-and-a-half-day orientation will serve as a primer for AUSAs on how the Department works across various components to achieve its mission, the vast subject matter resources available to AUSAs across the Department, and the interplay between the United States Attorneys’ offices and “Main Justice.” While there will be training on eDiscovery and ethics as part of the orientation program, the primary goals of the orientation are to bridge the gap between the districts and Main Justice; connect AUSAs with the work in Washington; and demystify how and why Washington makes its way into day-to-day AUSA work. Please designate up to two new AUSAs from your district to participate in the orientation. The selected AUSAs should have one year or less tenure with the Department. Designated nominees must register through the learning management system, learnDOJ, beginning Monday, August 13, 2018. The Office of Legal Education will rely upon the districts’ ranking of the registered nominees when selecting attendees for the orientation. All other nominees will be waitlisted in the event additional space becomes available.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Thursday, May 3, 2018
Friday, May 4, 2018
Doreen Smith
Email : doreen.f.smith@usdoj.gov
62898
Active
Washington, DC
Facilities and Support Services Conference

This conference is for Administrative Officers, Deputy Administrative Officers, or Support Services Specialists who are directly responsible for Facilities and Support Services. Topics to be covered will include space management (to include physical security), parking, the Reimbursable Work Authorizations (RWAs) process, property management, government vehicles management, mail management, and EARS red flags found in evaluations.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Friday, July 20, 2018
Leslie A. Hagen
Email : leslie.hagen3@usdoj.gov
53951
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Staffing and Recruitment Training Session

This course is intended for staff who use the USAStaffing Upgrade System to fill support and administrative positions. Topics include: preparing for recruitment and setting job-related criteria, providing advisory services, using templates and USAHire assessment tools, posting of vacancy announcements to meet public notice requirements, qualifications requirements, evaluating candidates, and quality review. This course will include a combination of training on the USAStaffing Upgrade and general merit promotion requirements. It is intended for offices with current actual recruitments or anticipated recruitments.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Friday, February 16, 2018
Doreen Smith
Email : Doreen.F.Smith@usdoj.gov
54335
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Budget Officer/Contracting Officer Conference

This conference is intended for Budget Officers (or employees performing the role of the Budget Officer) as well as Contracting Officers in the United States Attorneys' offices and the Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA). It will primarily focus on the community’s transition to the Unified Financial Management System (UFMS). The agenda will include the latest updates in both financial management and acquisitions processes. There will also be ample opportunity for discussion with other Budget Officers and Contracting Officers, as well as interaction with the EOUSA Resource Management and Planning (RMP) and Acquisitions Staffs.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Friday, January 19, 2018
Terry Fox
Email : Theresa.Fox@usdoj.gov
56763
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Introduction to Staffing and Recruitment

This web-based and instructor-led package of courses is intended for HR Specialists in non-SPO offices and HR Specialists in SPO offices who are new to staffing and recruitment and is intended to build core competencies essential to staffing and recruitment government wide. They are part of the Staffing Specialist 22-course curricula offered by the Office of Personnel Management’s Federal HR Institute. Participants will be required to complete two distance learning training modules prior to attending the residential course, and participate in follow-up competency assessments to evaluate the effectiveness of the training. Therefore, early departure on Friday, August 24 (before noon) will not be permitted. Distance Learning: Introduction to Staffing Laws & Regulations: This course provides an overview of the Federal Hiring process for all HR personnel. In the context of the Federal hiring process, it covers the roles and responsibilities of Staffing Specialists, laws and regulations, systems, documentation, and customer touch points The Federal Hiring Process for Staffing Specialists: This course provides foundational information on the laws and regulations that govern staffing activities. It explains what HR professionals can and cannot do when hiring for Federal agency employment. Key topics include Merit Systems Principles and Prohibited Personnel Practices including hiring flexibilities and Veterans’ preference.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Friday, August 24, 2018
Terry Fox
Email : theresa.fox@usdoj.gov
64989
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
EARS Legal and Administrative Evaluation Leads Seminar

This course is for Legal and Administrative Evaluation Leads and Assistant Leads who are currently active in the Evaluation program. The course will cover updates to the program and materials, provide instruction for Leads in refining evaluation processes. The leads will be joined by experienced evaluators during two days of the course to have an opportunity to practice evaluation analysis as a team and focus on management consulting skills. During these exercise sessions, leads will serve as group (team) leaders, facilitators and instructors.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Friday, October 6, 2017
Gwendolyn Outen
Email : gwendolyn.d.outen@usdoj.gov
60272
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
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 is attendance at the Criminal Jurisdiction in Indian Country (CJIC) course and passage of an exam at the end of the class with a score of 70% or higher. While the SLEC is still issued by BIA, passage of the Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA) of 2010 shifted primary responsibility for delivery of CJIC training to the Department of Justice.This CJIC offering at the National Advocacy Center is the DOJ/BIA approved course that is frequently taught by United States Attorneys’ office (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 Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Leslie A. Hagen
Email : leslie.hagen3@usdoj.gov
54258
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Leslie Hagen
Email : leslie.hagen3@usdoj.gov
64467
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Forensic Interviewing of Child and Adolescent Victims and Witnesses in Indian Country Seminar

NOTE: You will need to register and complete the pre-enrollment survey to be considered for this course. Please copy and paste this url: http://survey.ole.justice.gov/snapwebhost/s.asp?k=151629248556 into your browser to access the survey. Course Description: 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 investigators, prosecutors, and social workers who have responsibility for conducting forensic interviews of child and adolescent victims and witnesses. Priority will be given to those individuals working cases in Indian Country. 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 child interviewing exercises.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, April 30, 2018
Thursday, May 3, 2018
Leslie A. Hagen
Email : leslie.hagen3@usdoj.gov
54268
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Indian Country Leadership Summit

The Department of Justice’s National Indian Country Training Initiative (NICTI), together with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Indian Country Crimes Unit, is pleased to announce scheduling of the Indian Country Leadership Summit (Summit). The Summit is scheduled for December 10-12, 2018, and it will be held at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina. Invited participants include Tribal Liaisons, Indian Country AUSAs, FBI Supervisory Special Agents assigned to Indian country, BIA SACs, BIA OJS Senior Leadership, and representatives from the leadership offices in Main Justice. The Summit is for the Federal family only.The Summit will be a highly-interactive conversation focused on current administration policies and programs addressing Indian country public safety issues and other topics of interest for DOJ, BIA, and tribal communities. CLE will not be offered for this course. Travel related expenses will be covered by DOJ’s Office of Legal Education.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Friday, December 15, 2017
Leslie Hagen
Email : leslie.hagen3@usdoj.gov
59961
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Indian Country Strangulation and Suffocation Seminar

Course Description: The Department of Justice’s National Indian Country Training Initiative (NICTI), together with the Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention, is holding an Indian Country Strangulation and Suffocation Seminar at the National Advocacy Center (NAC). Strangulation is a lethal form of violence and is common in domestic violence and sexual assault cases. This 3 1/2 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 in-depth examination of the mechanics of strangulation and suffocation from a medical, legal, law enforcement, and advocacy perspective.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 also be considered. Training Officers/SACs/SSRAs are invited to nominate individuals from their Division or Department who would benefit from this training opportunity.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, November 6, 2017
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Leslie A. Hagen
Email : leslie.hagen3@usdoj.gov
54262
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tribal Action Plan Development Workshop: A Tribal Law and Order Act Training Initiative

NOTE: You will need to register and complete the pre-enrollment survey to be considered for this course. Please copy and paste the following URL into your browser to access the survey: http://survey.ole.justice.gov/snapwebhost/s.asp?k=151853094344 Course Description: The U.S. Department of Justice's National Indian Country Training Initiative (NICTI), together with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is pleased to announce the Tribal Action Plan (TAP) Development Workshop.The Tribal Action Plan Training Initiative was established in direct response to the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010. TAPs support the principle of tribal self-determination and provide tribes the opportunity to take a proactive role in the fight against alcohol and substance misuse in their communities. (25 U.S.C. § 2412) This workshop is designed to provide tribes with the tools and guidance to assist in developing a TAP. The TAP Workshop will be led by experienced faculty and will include sessions focused on: 1) community readiness; 2) resource identification; 3) needs assessment; and 4) strategic plan development. Tribes who are chosen to participate are required to send a core team of five representatives with responsibility for creating the tribe's TAP. Suggested disciplines for the Tribal Coordinating Committee include the following: leadership, behavioral, public or community health; the criminal justice system; and education. Tribes who have participated in a Gathering of Native Americans (GONA) training possess important preparation for the TAP Workshop. Core Tribal TAP Team members will be required to participate in pre and post workshop technical assistance, attend the entire workshop, and sign a letter of commitment to work with Federal TAP points of contacts and consultants to complete a tribal-specific TAP. Tribes selected to attend the TAP Workshop must adopt a resolution (or legally-equivalent action) to develop and implement a tribal action plan.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Leslie A. Hagen
Email : leslie.hagen3@usdoj.gov
54271
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Indian Country Criminal Trial Advocacy Seminar

The National Indian Country Training Initiative, together with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services, is pleased to announce they are co-sponsoring the Indian Country Criminal Trial Advocacy Seminar. The seminar is March 19-23, 2018, at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina. Lodging and travel accommodations will be provided by the Department of Justice. Note: Students selected to attend the postponed September 2017 course who have already affirmatively responded that they are available to attend the March 2018 course do not need to submit a new nomination form.This seminar is an intensive advocacy skill program designed for tribal prosecutors and tribal prosecutors cross-designated as Special Assistant United States Attorneys with little to no trial experience and who will be responsible for the trial of criminal cases. This seminar utilizes lectures, skill exercises, critiques, and trial strategy sessions. Topics covered include preparation and presentation of opening statements and closing arguments, as well as direct and cross-examination and handling exhibits. This session will use a domestic violence and narcotics trafficking fact pattern and experienced tribal, state and federal prosecutors will be faculty. The Federal Rules of Evidence and Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure will be used throughout the training. Important note: Pre-course reading of the case facts and preparation are required of the participants selected to attend. Students selected to attend will be required to participate in webinars or other distance education formats prior to the week of the class. Early departures will not be approved due to courtroom exercises schedule.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, March 19, 2018
Friday, March 23, 2018
Leslie A. Hagen
Email : leslie.hagen3@usdoj.gov
54265
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Indian Country Homicide and Child Abuse Training

NOTE: You will need to register and complete the pre-enrollment survey to be considered for this course. Please copy and paste this link into your browser to access the pre-enrollment survey: http://survey.ole.justice.gov/snapwebhost/s.asp?k=152042698650Course Description: The National Indian Country Training Initiative, together with the FBI's Indian Country Crimes Unit, is pleased to announce that they are co-sponsoring the Indian Country Homicide and Child Abuse Training Seminar. The seminar is June 4-7, 2018, at the FBI Office in Seattle, WA. Lodging and travel accommodations will be provided by the Department of Justice. This course is for prosecutors and law enforcement personnel assigned to homicide and child abuse cases in Indian Country. Topics to be covered include the following: mechanisms of death; post-mortem changes; crime scene management, evidence collection and documentation; forensic evidence and crime lab issues; interview, interrogation, and polygraph issues; child sexual abuse investigations, legal issues, and victim issues in violent crime cases. The course will be a combination of classroom lectures and crime scene practical exercises.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, June 4, 2018
Thursday, June 7, 2018
Leslie Hagen
Email : leslie.hagen3@usdoj.gov
63169
Active
Seattle, Washington
Indian Country Victim Assistance Leadership Summit

The Department of Justice’s National Indian Country Training Initiative (NICTI), together with the interagency Federal Victims in Indian Country Working Group, is pleased to announce scheduling of the Indian Country Victim Witness Summit (VW Summit). The VW Summit is scheduled for May 30 – June 1, 2018, and it will be held at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina. Invited participants include Victim Witness and Victim Specialists assigned to Indian country cases in USAOs, the FBI, ATF, BIA, and the USMS. (Please do not forward this announcement to tribal partners. The VW Summit is for the Federal family only.) The VW Summit will be a combination of lecture and highly-interactive discussions focused on current administration policies and programs addressing Indian country public safety issues, victim advocacy and other topics of interest for DOJ, BIA, and tribal communities. CLE will not be offered for this course. Travel related expenses will be covered by DOJ’s Office of Legal Education.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Friday, June 1, 2018
Leslie Hagen
Email : leslie.hagen3@usdoj.gov
62521
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Investigative Techniques Related to the Enforcement of Illicit Drug Trafficking in Indian Country

The Department of Justice’s National Indian Country Training Initiative, together with the FBI, BIA and DEA, are pleased to announce a training titled Investigative Techniques Related to the Enforcement of Illicit Drug Trafficking in Indian Country. This training is designed for federal, state, and tribal law enforcement and prosecutors who investigate and prosecute drug cases in Indian country. This training will include an overview of the drug problem in Indian country, identification of illicit drugs, proper handling of methamphetamines, heroin, and fentanyl, FBI Safe Trails Task Forces, evidence collection, prosecution considerations for drug cases on tribal lands, safeguarding first responders, disposal of drug evidence under EPA, OSHA, and DOT Standards, NIBIN Resources, Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs, NARCAN Use, and case studies.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, September 24, 2018
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Leslie A. Hagen
Email : leslie.hagen3@usdoj.gov
63887
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
USAMeeting: PowerPointers - Using Video in PowerPoint

This 30 minute webinar covers how to link and insert video clips into PowerPoint slides. The program includes tips for improving the performance of the video clips, reducing the size of PowerPoint files that contain video clips, and important consideration for deciding whether to link or insert a video. Participants in this webinar are encouraged to follow along with the presenter using their own computers to get hands-on experience inserting and editing videos in PowerPoint.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, June 18, 2018
Monday, June 18, 2018
Katie Stewart
Email : katherine.stewart@usdoj.gov
64905
Active
USAMeeting
Monday, June 18, 2018
Monday, June 18, 2018
Katie Stewart
Email : katherine.stewart@usdoj.gov
64906
Active
USAMeeting
Presentation Skills for Training and Trial

NOTE: The December 4-6, 2018 offering of this course is intended for west coast attendees for whom it is inconvenient to attend the classes offered in SC and in DC.Course Description: This course (formerly known as OLE’s Faculty Development Workshop) is designed for attorney and non-attorney staff who give presentations or who may be interested in doing so in the future. Those who regularly design or deliver training are especially encouraged to attend, as are those who wish to improve their trial presentations. The purpose of this workshop is to sharpen skills in developing and delivering effective and engaging presentations. Course attendees will refine their individual presentation skills by incorporating new ideas about adult learning and instructional design and receiving feedback from instructors and colleagues. Specifically, course attendees will: (1) develop objectives, activities, and structure for a presentation; (2) practice engaging their audience, including delivering an effective opening; and (3) develop supporting materials for a presentation using principles of multimedia learning and design. Attendees work with their own presentations that they prepare and bring with them to the training.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Katie Cauthen
Email : katie.cauthen@usdoj.gov
68667
Active
Washington, D.C.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Friday, October 13, 2017
Katie Stewart
Email : katherine.stewart@usdoj.gov
53905
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Friday, September 7, 2018
Katie Stewart
Email : katherine.stewart@usdoj.gov
54050
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Katie Stewart
Email : katherine.stewart@usdoj.gov
54019
Active
Washington, DC
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Katie Stewart
Email : katherine.stewart@usdoj.gov
53973
Active
Washington, DC
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Angela Dooley
Email : angela.dooley@usdoj.gov
68665
Active
Bogota, Colombia
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Katie Cauthen
Email : katie.cauthen@usdoj.gov
67750
Active
Denver, Colorado
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Friday, February 23, 2018
Katie Stewart
Email : katherine.stewart@usdoj.gov
54000
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Monday, April 23, 2018
Monday, April 23, 2018
Katie Cauthen
Email : katie.cauthen@usdoj.gov
68664
Active
Washington, D.C.
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Katherine Stewart
Email : katherine.stewart@usdoj.gov
64704
Active
Washington, DC
Public Information Officers' Training

The first two and half days of this training is designed for primary and/or back-up Public Information Officers (PIOs) in the United States Attorneys’ offices with little or no formal media training. The training will cover a wide range of subjects including a basic media relations primer, press release writing techniques, facilitating interviews, DOJ regulations, and social media. This part of the course will also include hands-on training including on-camera interviews and preparing for and conducting press conferences. The second two days of the training is designed for all primary and/or backup Public Information Officers (PIOs) in United States Attorneys’ offices. These two days will cover a wide range of topics including discussions about best practices in the fields of crisis communications, external and internal communication, social media, and amplifying DOJ priorities. The training opportunity will also feature panels with participants from the Office of Public Affairs, members of the news media, and chiefs of public affairs from various law enforcement and federal government agencies. Breakout sessions will focus on violent crime initiatives including Project Safe Neighborhood, opioid and heroin messaging, immigration enforcement, community engagement, and other hot topics for the Department.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, February 12, 2018
Friday, February 16, 2018
Tim Gaskin
Email : Timothy.Gaskin@usdoj.gov
53937
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Introduction to Money Laundering Seminar

NOTE: You will only be considered for selection upon receipt of your completed SNAP survey questionnaire, which will be forwarded to you via email. Your answers to the survey will be used during the selection process and only enrollees who complete and submit the survey will be considered. Course Description: This seminar is an introductory course for attorneys new to money laundering prosecutions. It will provide a basic introduction to criminal prosecutions under the currency reporting and currency smuggling statutes: 31 U.S.C. Sections 5313, 5316, 5324, 5331, and 5332, and the traditional money laundering statutes: 18 U.S.C. Sections 1956 and 1957. There will also be an introduction to the related asset forfeiture provisions in 31 U.S.C. Sections 5317(c) and 5332.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Friday, February 2, 2018
Angie Inscore
Email : angie.inscore@usdoj.gov
53995
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Human Resources National Conference

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

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, July 30, 2018
Friday, August 3, 2018
Terry Fox
Email : theresa.fox@usdoj.gov
53936
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Legal Issues for USAO Managers Seminar

This seminar is designed to train USAO managers on a wide variety of management issues including handling misconduct, discipline, performance, and leave issues, as well as responding to requests for reasonable accommodations and USAO responsibilities in equal employment opportunity matters. The course will also include guidance on exercising leadership in management. Completion of this training meets the requirements established by 5 CFR § 412.202 and the USAM 3-4.410 for supervisory and management training. These standards require that agencies provide training within 1 year of an employee’s initial appointment to a supervisory position and then provide follow-up training periodically but at least once every 3 years. Completion of this training meets the requirements established by 5 CFR § 412.202 and the USAM 3-4.410 for supervisory and management training. These standards require that agencies provide training within 1 year of an employee’s initial appointment to a supervisory position and then provide follow-up training periodically but at least once every 3 years.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Friday, April 13, 2018
Angie Inscore
Email : angie.inscore@usdoj.gov
54017
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Criminal Tax Seminar

This seminar is designed for Assistant United States Attorneys and Department of Justice attorneys who currently prosecute or intend to prosecute criminal tax cases. It will cover topics common to most criminal tax cases, such as how to investigate the case, unique issues and defenses, dealing with IRS witnesses, practical guidance on how to prove tax charges at trial, sentencing advocacy, and appellate issues you may encounter. This seminar will also cover specific areas, such as unique litigation issues in tax defier/sovereign citizen cases, mental health defenses, return preparer crimes, and tools for gathering international evidence. The seminar will include case studies, active audience participation, and break-out sessions. This seminar offers an ethics credit.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Friday, June 22, 2018
Brenda Hyatt
Email : brenda.hyatt@usdoj.gov
54036
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Asset Investigations for Financial Litigation Unit (FLU) Support Personnel Seminar

NOTE: You will only be considered for selection upon receipt of your completed SNAP survey questionnaire, which will be forwarded to you via email. Your answers to the survey will be used during the selection process and only those registrants who complete and submit the survey will be considered.This introductory course provides basic training to Financial Litigation Unit (FLU) paralegals and legal assistants on asset investigations. This 2.5-day training seminar will focus on investigative tools and strategies, asset identification and tracking, and financial analysis to assist in the collection of debts. The course covers topics related to the search for potential assets, including through presentence investigation reports, credit reports, financial statements, tax returns, online databases, and social media sites. In addition to lectures, the course will include breakout sessions and hands-on demonstrations.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Friday, June 1, 2018
Angie Inscore
Email : angie.inscore@usdoj.gov
54063
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
EEO Reasonable Accommodation Coordinator 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 course is designed to provide Reasonable Accommodation Coordinators (RACs) and Administrative Officers (AOs) in the United States Attorneys' Offices and EOUSA with the essential tools they need to help management officials process requests for accommodations, and assist individuals with disabilities to fully integrate into the workforce. Participants will be given comprehensive instruction on the United States Attorney Procedures (USAP) 3-5.101.001, Reasonable Accommodations, and will examine the underlying requirements of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, Executive Order 13164, Departmental Policy, and best practices. Also, participants will receive an update on current legal requirements, cases, and trends. Upon completion of this course, participants will be better able to assist both the management officials who approve accommodations requests, and the employees requesting accommodations, navigate through the intricacies of the process to ensure fairness, continuity, and compliance with applicable regulations.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Sharon Owusu
Email : sharon.owusu@usdoj.gov
61548
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Advanced Money Laundering Seminar

NOTE: Registration is a two-step process. You must register and complete the pre-enrollment survey to be considered. Only those registrants who complete both of these registration requirements will be considered. The pre-enrollment survey link will be announced and made available when the seminar opens for enrollment. This seminar is designed for Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) with extensive experience in money laundering cases and who are actively involved in the investigation and prosecution of these cases. This annual seminar will include the latest developments in the law, various lectures, panel discussions relating to current money laundering issues, and case presentations. Individuals requesting enrollment should have attended a past Basic/Introduction to Money Laundering Seminar at least 2 years ago. If an AUSA has not attended a past Basic/Introduction to Money Laundering Seminar, he/she must provide additional justification in the Registration Comments Box prior to confirming enrollment. Assistant United States Attorneys may nominate federal investigative agents who are currently involved in money laundering investigations using the Nomination Form. These nominations must be returned to Angie Inscore at angie.inscore@usdoj.gov and will be considered on a space-available basis. Please copy and paste the following link into your browser to access the Nomination Form: https://portal.doj.gov/eousa/EO/ole/train/Documents/AdvancedMoneyLaunderingSeminarAgentNomForm.pdf

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Angie Inscore
Email : angie.inscore@usdoj.gov
54049
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Introduction to Asset Forfeiture for Attorneys and Support Staff Seminar

NOTE: Registration is a two-step process. You must register and complete the pre-enrollment survey to be considered. To access the pre-enrollment survey please copy and paste the following url into your browser: http://survey.ole.justice.gov/snapwebhost/s.asp?k=152086879984 Course Description: This seminar is an introduction to administrative, civil, and criminal asset forfeiture, and is designed for attorneys and support staff who handle or will be handling forfeiture matters on a routine basis. Attorneys and support staff with minimal experience working in asset forfeiture (i.e. less than three years) are encouraged to apply. Acceptance priority will be given to attorneys, paralegals, and law clerks. Legal assistants, data analysts, records examiners, and other support staff will be considered on a space available basis. Contract personnel will also be considered.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Friday, June 15, 2018
Angie Inscore
Email : angie.inscore@usdoj.gov
54034
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Affirmative Civil Enforcement (ACE) for Attorneys Seminar

This seminar is designed for Affirmative Civil Enforcement (ACE) attorneys and will address a variety of ACE topics including updates on the False Claims Act (FCA), settling FCA Cases, parallel proceedings, calculating damages and ability to pay, drug diversion, investigative tools, and ACE outreach/developing an ACE program. The seminar will also offer breakout sessions on topics of interest to AUSAs with an ACE practice. ACE attorneys who have completed the Civil Division’s Civil Fraud Orientation training are encouraged to enroll for this seminar. ACE Attorneys who have not completed the Civil Fraud Orientation training may still request enrollment; however, it should be noted that many seminar topics will be discussed at an intermediate level.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Friday, June 1, 2018
Tim Gaskin
Email : Timothy.Gaskin@usdoj.gov
54044
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Introduction to Financial Litigation Seminar for Assistant United States Attorneys

This seminar is designed for Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) newly assigned (three years or less) to financial litigation programs in the United States Attorneys' Offices. The seminar will provide basic instruction on criminal pre-judgment strategies, pre- and post-judgment enforcement pursuant to the Federal Debt Collections Procedures Act, the Mandatory Victims' Restitution Act, the Crime Victims' Rights Act, and management issues. This training will utilize lectures and discussion groups to provide theoretical insight and practical approaches on the day-to-day aspects of practicing financial litigation, focusing on the enforcement and collection of civil and criminal monetary impositions and judgments for victims of crime and the United States. Please note that this is an introductory course, and individuals with more than three years of experience who request enrollment will need to provide justification for their request in the learnDOJ system.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Friday, August 24, 2018
Angie Inscore
Email : angie.inscore@usdoj.gov
62582
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Asset Forfeiture Skills Seminar for Chiefs and Coordinators

This is the annual meeting of the designated Asset Forfeiture Chiefs/Coordinators, or their designee if unable to attend, from the United States Attorneys' offices, the Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section (MLARS), 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 on arguments and issues raised at the district and appellate court levels during the past year and addresses hot topic issues facing the forfeiture practitioner. This seminar will last 3 full days, and applicants are expected to stay through the entire training. 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. Other 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. We will give priority to each district's number one ranked nominee and then accept additional ranked nominees as space permits.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Thursday, May 3, 2018
Angie Inscore
Email : angie.inscore@usdoj.gov
54024
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Financial Litigation Unit (FLU) Chiefs and Coordinators’ Conference

NOTE: Registration is a two-step process. You must register and complete the pre-enrollment survey to be considered. The pre-enrollment survey link will be announced and available when the conference is announced. This conference is the annual meeting of Financial Litigation Unit (FLU) Chiefs/Coordinators from every United States Attorney’s Office. The 2.5-day conference provides an important opportunity for participants to update their skills and operational knowledge in financial litigation law, practice, procedures, and policy. This interactive and intensive conference will include lectures and breakout sessions to address various legal and management issues, such as recent case law developments, ethics, foreclosures, bankruptcy, and working with the U.S. Marshals Service. In addition, the Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA) will provide updates on FLU policy questions. Participants are expected to stay through the entire training. We intend to offer one slot to the FLU Chief/Coordinator from each district, with additional FLU AUSAs approved to attend as space allows.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Friday, July 13, 2018
Angie Inscore
Email : angie.inscore@usdoj.gov
54040
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Advanced Affirmative Civil Enforcement (ACE) for Attorneys Seminar

This seminar is designed for Affirmative Civil Enforcement (ACE) attorneys and will address a variety of ACE topics including updates on the False Claims Act (FCA), the recent Escobar decision, settling FCA Cases, parallel proceedings, calculating damages and ability to pay, investigative tools, and building and maintaining an ACE program. The seminar will also offer breakout sessions on topics such as working with agencies, small business fraud, and data analytics. Affirmative Civil Enforcement attorneys who have completed the Civil Division’s Civil Fraud Orientation training are encouraged to enroll for this seminar. Affirmative Civil Enforcement attorneys who have not completed the Civil Fraud Orientation training may still request enrollment; however, it should be noted that many seminar topics will be discussed at an intermediate level.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Friday, October 6, 2017
Angie Inscore
Email : angie.inscore@usdoj.gov
53924
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Developing Cutting Edge Practices for Financial Litigation Unit (FLU) Support Personnel

NOTE: You will only be considered for selection upon receipt of your completed SNAP survey questionnaire, which will be forwarded to you via email. Your answers to the survey will be used during the selection process and only enrollees who complete and submit the survey will be considered.This course is designed for Financial Litigation Unit (FLU) Paralegals and Legal Assistants with at least 2 years of experience in the FLU. This 2 ½ day training seminar will cover innovative practices for both civil and criminal debt collection. It will also cover various other topics, including ethics issues, tools for caseload and time management, as well as utilizing the prioritization policy and information technologies (e.g., OPERA, LENS, SharePoint, etc.). In addition to lectures, the course will include breakout sessions, hands-on demonstrations, and a panel discussion.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Friday, February 23, 2018
Angie Inscore
Email : angie.inscore@usdoj.gov
53929
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Introduction to Legal Citation and Legal Research for Support Staff Seminar

This 2 1/2-day course is designed to teach sources of legal authority, bluebook style rules, citation rules, cite checking, computerized research, and proofreading. It is intended to assist paralegals and legal assistants in refining their skills in the areas of legal citation and research. During the course, students will complete assignments demonstrating their ability to use proper citation to research and analyze legal topics. In order to complete these assignments, they will be required to log in to Westlaw using the user name and password provided by their district. Students will be required to complete a post course assignment in order to receive credit for completing the course. Students selected to attend this training will be required to complete approximately 1.5 hours on online WestLaw training via learnDOJ before they arrive at the NAC. Note: This seminar is a pre-requisite for attending the Basic Legal Writing and Editing Seminar.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Sharon Owusu
Email : sharon.owusu@usdoj.gov
54408
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
United States Attorneys' National Security Conference

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 National Security Conference for United States Attorneys will provide an introduction to national security matters including both counterterrorism and counterintelligence. Presentations will include an introduction to the statutes, Department policies, and intelligence community partners unique to national security, and a discussion of prosecution issues arising in counterterrorism and counterespionage investigations from the United States Attorneys' perspective. This Conference is open to presidentially appointed United States Attorneys and Interim/Acting United States Attorneys only. All attendees must have a current TS/SCI clearance with the tickets TK, SI, G, and HCS in order to attend. Please contact your District Office Security Manager (DOSM) prior to completing the nomination form and have them verify your clearance with the Regional Security Specialist. No additional action is required of you or your DOSM if your clearance is current and is at the appropriate level.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Friday, September 28, 2018
Tami Cottrill
Email : tami.cottrill@usdoj.gov
62912
Active
McLean, Virginia
Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) Review Team Training

This training is designed for both new and experienced Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) and Intelligence Specialists who are currently involved in or are interested in creating a Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) Review Team/Task Force in their district. In addition, federal investigative agents who serve on the district’s SAR Review Team are eligible for consideration (see nomination form below). This training will include an overview of the latest law and policy, tips for implementing a successful review team, investigative strategies, case studies and a discussion of best practices. Districts are strongly encouraged to nominate at least one representative to attend.Districts must use the nomination form provided on the OLE Training Opportunities SP site (copy/paste this into your browser: https://portal.doj.gov/eousa/EO/ole/train/Documents/53970NomForm.pdf ) if they have a federal investigative agent serving as their SAR Review Team Coordinator and wish to nominate him/her. Any additional SAR Review Team federal, state, or local law enforcement agency nominations will be also considered and districts must use the nomination form. If selected to attend, the Office of Legal Education (OLE) will pay for travel, lodging, and per diem.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Angie Inscore
Email : angie.inscore@usdoj.gov
53970
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
National Security Symposium on Advanced FISA and CIPA Issues

The National Security Symposium on Advanced Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and Classified Information Procedures Act (CIPA) Issues is held at an intermediate to advanced level and is designed for Assistant United States Attorneys and Department of Justice Attorneys who want to learn more about using evidence in litigation that is obtained through use of FISA or evidence that is otherwise classified. The 1 ½ day symposium will focus on FISA litigation issues and on the use of CIPA to protect FISA and other classified information. Most topics in the symposium will be presented by use of scenarios to ensure an understanding of the context in which these issues arise and to generate interactive discussions from those who have encountered these issues. Most of the presentations will be classified at the SECRET level. Please contact your District Office Security Manager (DOSM) prior to completing the nomination process in order to verify your clearance. The Office of Legal Education will certify your clearance; therefore, no action is required of you or your DOSM if your clearance is current.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, December 11, 2017
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Tami Belair
Email : tami.belair@usdoj.gov
60890
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Intelligence Specialists' Conference

Course Description: This 3 ½ day training is open to all Intelligence Specialists within the United States Attorney’s offices and the National Security Division. The training will feature a variety of presentations and panel discussions focusing on strategic and investigative national security and intelligence matters to include international terrorism, domestic terrorism, counterintelligence, economic espionage, cyber threats, and export control. The seminar will be held at the SECRET classification level.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Friday, February 2, 2018
Tami Belair
Email : tami.belair@usdoj.gov
53857
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
National Security/Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council Coordinators' Training

This training is for National Security/Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council (ATAC) Coordinators, other national security prosecutors in the United States Attorneys' offices (USAOs), and National Security Division attorneys. The training is appropriate for prosecutors who focus on national security matters, including international terrorism, domestic terrorism, counterintelligence, economic espionage, export control, and sanctions enforcement. Presentations will include current national security threats and analysis, Department policies governing national security matters, criminal and intelligence investigative resources, partnering with the Intelligence Community in national security matters, and complex issues arising in national security investigations and prosecutions. Presentations will also highlight case studies and lessons learned from some of the significant national security cases investigated and prosecuted during the past year. The majority of the presentations will be conducted at an intermediate to advanced experience level; however, prosecutors new to national security who plan to focus primarily on national security matters are also encouraged to attend. All attendees must have a current TS/SCI clearance with the tickets TK, SI, G, and HCS-P in order to attend. No action is required of you or your Security Manager if your clearance is current and at the appropriate level. The Office of Legal Education will certify your clearance to NGA.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Friday, May 4, 2018
Tami Belair
Email : tami.belair@usdoj.gov
59448
Active
Springfield, Virginia
District Office Security Manager Training

This training is limited to District Office Security Managers (DOSMs) and Deputy District Office Security Managers (DDOSMs) and will address program management in each security program functional area: Information Security; Personnel Security; Physical Security, including Threat Management; and Emergency Management, including Occupational Safety and Health.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Friday, November 2, 2018
Tami Cottrill
Email : tami.cottrill@usdoj.gov
64459
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
National Security Seminar on Export Control, Counterproliferation, and Counterintelligence

The training will focus on export and sanctions enforcement cases, economic espionage, and counterintelligence matters. The export and sanctions presentations will discuss emerging threats and national enforcement priorities; the views of the regulatory agencies; the legal framework for these cases; and case presentations by experienced Assistant United States Attorneys and Counterintelligence and Export Control Section (CES) Trial Attorneys. The course will next cover economic espionage, which often overlaps with export enforcement cases where the technology at issue is both a trade secret and export-controlled. You will hear from experienced prosecutors about how to approach these cases; how to effectively work with victim companies; and how to apply the Economic Espionage Act. Finally, the course will cover a variety of counterintelligence issues, including what to do if classified information is found during a search; when to charge 18 U.S.C. § 951 and how that statute differs from the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA); and working with the Intelligence Community. Most of the presentations will be classified at the SECRET level. Please contact your District Office Security Manager (DOSM) prior to completing the nomination process in order to verify your clearance. The Office of Legal Education will certify your clearance; therefore, no action is required of you or your DOSM if your clearance is current.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Friday, March 16, 2018
Tami Belair
Email : tami.belair@usdoj.gov
54008
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Introduction to National Security Investigations and Prosecutions Seminar

This 2 ½-day course is designed to provide a basic overview of national security law and practice for prosecutors and Intelligence Specialists from the U.S. Attorney’s offices and the Department of Justice divisions who are new to national security. Topics will include Department policies governing national security matters; an overview of intelligence and criminal tools used in national security cases, including the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and the Classified Information Procedures Act; charging decisions/statutes used in national security cases; and the unique legal and ethical issues that arise in these cases. The seminar will be held at the SECRET classification level.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Friday, June 22, 2018
Tami Belair
Email : tami.belair@usdoj.gov
54035
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Basic International Issues in Criminal Cases Seminar

The course is designed for criminal prosecutors and will focus on international aspects of the investigation and prosecution of criminal cases. Topics will include: how to spot and resolve international issues in criminal prosecutions; the role of the Department of Justice and the Office of International Affairs when transnational issues arise; the nuts and bolts of extradition and apprehension of fugitives; how INTERPOL can be effectively utilized and the role of the United States Marshals Service; the methods for obtaining custody of international fugitives for trial in the United States; how to prepare an effective outgoing extradition request and packet; post-surrender litigation issues, including defeating speedy trial and other defense challenges; how to obtain documents, records, physical evidence and assets located outside the jurisdiction of the United States, including by Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) request and other methods; how to execute incoming MLAT requests from foreign countries seeking evidence located in the United States; working and coordinating with law enforcement agency representatives stationed abroad; locating and deposing witnesses in foreign jurisdictions; international prisoner transfers; and hot topics from different regions of the world.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Friday, March 23, 2018
Tami Belair
Email : tami.belair@usdoj.gov
59797
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
National Security Cyber Specialists' Training

This 2 ½ day training is designed for designated National Security Cyber Specialists (NSCS) in each of the United States Attorneys' offices and attorneys who work on national security cyber matters in the Department’s other components. The presentations will focus on the investigative, legal, and policy issues that arise in national security cyber matters and will include discussions of effective practices learned in the investigation and prosecution of significant cases over the past year. 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-P in order to attend. Please contact your District Office Security Manager (DOSM) prior to completing the nomination process and have him/her verify your clearance. No additional action is required of you or your DOSM if your clearance is current and is at the appropriate level. The Office of Legal Education will certify your clearance to the NCTC. Due to the high expense and complicated logistics of this training, attendees will be required to attend ALL sessions of the training. 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 Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
Tami Belair
Email : tami.belair@usdoj.gov
57712
Active
McLean, Virginia
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Friday, October 26, 2018
Tami Cottrill
Email : tami.cottrill@usdoj.gov
64718
Active
McLean, Virginia
Crisis Management Coordinators' (CMC) Training for USAO and FBI CMCs

This training is for all experience levels of Crisis Management Coordinators (CMC) in the United States Attorney’s offices (USAO) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) field offices. The training offered will highlight policy and operational topics that are relevant to both groups of CMCs in managing critical incidents, and will also examine the best way the FBI and the participating USAO CMCs can integrate their respective responsibilities for a more coordinated and consistent crisis response. In addition to presentations in joint training sessions, each group of CMCs will also be participating in sessions designed by their agency components for a more balanced and comprehensive training program. The Office of Legal Education will pay travel, lodging, and per diem expenses for all approved attendees, including the FBI CMCs. No Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit will be offered for this training.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Friday, October 20, 2017
Tami Belair
Email : tami.belair@usdoj.gov
53852
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Criminal Immigration Boot Camp

Criminal Immigration Boot Camp is a concentrated basic seminar designed for attorneys who currently prosecute or will be prosecuting criminal immigration cases. This seminar will provide the nuts and bolts of basic immigration law in the context of criminal cases, including the elements, proof, and sentencing law governing illegal reentry (8 U.S.C. § 1326) and alien smuggling (8 U.S.C. § 1324) crimes. Other subjects will include: removal and administrative procedures, how to address acquired and derivative citizenship and delayed birth certificate claims, immigration fraud, using advanced investigative tools in alien smuggling cases, confronting and addressing motions to suppress physical evidence and statements, and crimes such as assault on a federal officer and alien in possession of a firearm. Students will have the opportunity to analyze an alien smuggling case in greater detail in breakout sessions, including spotting legal issues and helping to conduct a material witness deposition.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Friday, January 12, 2018
Tami Belair
Email : tami.belair@usdoj.gov
60852
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Friday, October 26, 2018
Willie Miller
Email : willie.d.miller@usdoj.gov
64454
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
USAO Criminal Investigator Callyo Covert Recording System Training

This training is open to investigators from the U.S. Attorney’s offices in the Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York, New Jersey, and DC. The training will be conducted by a contractor from Callyo and will include hands-on training on the Callyo Covert Recording System.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Tami Belair
Email : tami.belair@usdoj.gov
61483
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
National Security Symposium on Reacting to and Managing the Potential Terrorist Event

This 1 ½ day Symposium is designed to equip national security prosecutors with the tools they need to prepare for and successfully manage a terrorist event in their district. The training will focus on pre-event planning and coordination; managing the command post; managing legal process and evidence collection; partnering with state and local law enforcement; managing multi-district jurisdictions, and handling the media. These issues will be discussed in the context of terrorist events that your colleagues have reacted to and managed over the past few years. Crisis Management Coordinators in the United States Attorneys’ Offices are also encouraged to attend. The seminar will be held at the SECRET classification level.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Tami Cottrill
Email : tami.cottrill@usdoj.gov
61888
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
First Assistant United States Attorneys' Conference

This conference is for First Assistant United States Attorneys (FAUSAs) and will address DOJ initiatives; crisis management; evaluations; hiring; EEO and disciplinary processes; data analysis; and E-litigation. Updates on EOUSA functions and discovery related professional responsibility issues will also be covered. Breakout sessions based on district size and individual, district-specific consultation sessions with various EOUSA components will also be offered. Portions of the conference will be held jointly with the Administrative Officers, who will have their conference the same week. Districts who would like one or more Executive Assistant United States Attorneys from their district to attend in addition to the FAUSA should submit nominations for all who are approved to attend. Executive Assistants may be accepted if space permits.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Terry Fox
Email : theresa.fox@usdoj.gov
53949
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Terry Fox
Email : theresa.fox@usdoj.gov
68127
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Discovery Boot Camp for New Prosecutors

This offering is for relatively new federal prosecutors. The course will focus on a variety of discovery-related issues, including Brady; Giglio; Rule 16; Jencks; and DOJ guidance on disclosure of electronic communications and other electronically stored information (ESI). The training will include small group breakout sessions, in which attendees will be called upon to address discovery issues presented in hypothetical fact scenarios. At the conclusion of the course, students should 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. The course is designed to comply with the mandate of discovery training for new prosecutors, which requires all new federal prosecutors assigned to criminal cases to complete discovery training within 12 months of employment.

Begin Date End Date Course Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Friday, October 12, 2018
Lynn Beard
Email : lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
64447
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Lynn Beard
Email : lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
54042
Active
San Diego, California
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Willie Miller
Email : willie.d.miller@usdoj.gov
53972
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Willie Miller
Email : willie.d.miller@usdoj.gov
54007
Active
Washington, DC
Updated November 27, 2018

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