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FY-2019 Course Descriptions

Advanced Briefing/Writing Competency

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Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Friday, February 15, 2019
Tami Cottrill - 803-705-5132
E-Mail: tami.cottrill@usdoj.gov
64695
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Advanced Discovery Seminar

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Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Willie Miller - 803-705-5113
E-Mail: willie.d.miller@usdoj.gov
64696
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Advanced Faculty Development Workshop and Symposium

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Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Friday, May 17, 2019
Katie Stewart - 803-705-5127
E-Mail: katherine.stewart@usdoj.gov
64553
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Advanced Fraud and Economic Crimes Seminar

This course is intended for criminal AUSAs who routinely handle white collar prosecutions. The course is designed to address complex issues that regularly confront federal fraud prosecutors. Presentations will be given by experienced white collar AUSAs and will focus on the investigative process, representation and privilege issues, charging decisions, discovery and e-litigation challenges, motions practice, trial tactical decisions, sentencing matters, as well as issues of professional responsibility. The course will also focus on the challenges associated with investigating a large corporate entity.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Friday, November 16, 2018
Timothy Gaskin - 803-705-5655
E-Mail: timothy.gaskin@usdoj.gov
64690
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
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 Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Friday, May 3, 2019
Lynn Beard - 803-705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
64516
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Advanced Writing Symposium for Support Staff

This is an advanced invitation only course that will cover in-depth legal writing issues. Student will be required to complete a number or writing assignments during the course.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Friday, June 14, 2019
Rob Moore - 803-705-5654
E-Mail: rob.moore2@usdoj.gov
64699
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Appellate Chiefs' Conference

This conference is designed for appellate supervisors. Each district is strongly encouraged to send at least one representative. Multiple appellate supervisors from one district may attend, although preference will be given to Appellate Chiefs. Participants will hear from members of the Solicitor General's Office, Criminal Appellate and Civil Appellate Sections, and other Justice Department officials. The conference will address practical issues in appellate supervision, such as editing briefs, conducting effective moot courts, handling adverse decisions, and ways to prevent or limit issues on appeal. Other presentations will include ethics, collateral review, and legislative and Supreme Court updates. A breakout session will allow participants to meet with fellow supervisors from their own circuits. The final day will feature a panel of circuit judges, who will discuss the principles of good appellate practice and answer questions.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Friday, June 7, 2019
Brenda Hyatt - 803-705-5122
E-Mail: brenda.hyatt@usdoj.gov
64566
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
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 Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Tammy Campbell - 803-705-5166
E-Mail: tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
64590
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
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 Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, October 22, 2018
Friday, October 26, 2018
Doreen Smith - 803-705-5152
E-Mail: doreen.f.smith@usdoj.gov
64455
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Monday, April 22, 2019
Friday, April 26, 2019
Doreen Smith - 803-705-5152
E-Mail: doreen.f.smith@usdoj.gov
64513
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Basic Civil Trial Advocacy Seminar

This course is an intensive advocacy skills seminar designed for new attorneys with little or no trial experience who will be responsible for the trial of civil cases. The method of instruction utilizes lectures, 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.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 Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Doreen Smith - 803-705-5152
E-Mail: doreen.f.smith@usdoj.gov
64356
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Doreen Smith - 803-705-5152
E-Mail: doreen.f.smith@usdoj.gov
64360
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Basic Criminal Tax Seminar

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Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Willie Miller - 803-705-5113
E-Mail: willie.d.miller@usdoj.gov
66084
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
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 Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Brenda Hyatt - 803-705-5122
E-Mail: brenda.hyatt@usdoj.gov
64766
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Brenda Hyatt - 803-705-5122
E-Mail: brenda.hyatt@usdoj.gov
64357
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Brenda Hyatt - 803-705-5122
E-Mail: brenda.hyatt@usdoj.gov
64754
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Brenda Hyatt - 803-705-5122
E-Mail: brenda.hyatt@usdoj.gov
64358
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Brenda Hyatt - 803-705-5122
E-Mail: brenda.hyatt@usdoj.gov
64359
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Basic Deposition Skills for Civil Attorneys 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. Seating for this offering is limited. This basic deposition seminar is designed for civil Assistant United States Attorneys and Department of Justice litigating attorneys with less than 5 years of experience to develop and enhance their deposition skills. The seminar includes presentations on attorney preparation, taking and defending depositions, witness preparation, effective use of depositions in discovery practice, knowledge of key Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in depositions, and strategies on how to deal with problematic opposing counsel. This seminar will include demonstrations, practical exercises, and a questions and answers panel discussion.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Friday, January 18, 2019
Doreen Smith - 803-705-5152
E-Mail: doreen.f.smith@usdoj.gov
64485
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Friday, June 28, 2019
Doreen Smith - 803-705-5152
E-Mail: doreen.f.smith@usdoj.gov
64575
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Basic Employment Discrimination Seminar

This seminar is designed for attorneys who handle defensive employment discrimination cases. Lectures focus on, among other things, current development of the law, sexual harassment, retaliation, age discrimination, remedies, Rehabilitation Act claims, and practical aspects of litigating employment discrimination cases.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Friday, June 21, 2019
Tammy Campbell - 803-705-5166
E-Mail: tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
64574
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
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 Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Rob Moore - 803-705-5654
E-Mail: rob.moore2@usdoj.gov
64504
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Basic Narcotics Seminar

NOTE: You will be able to register for a scheduled offering of this course only after completing the Prerequisite Survey. Prerequisites are listed under the Item Details. This course is intended for federal prosecutors who have little or no experience prosecuting narcotics cases. This interactive course will assist the new prosecutor with evaluating whether a case should be authorized, analyzing search and seizure issues, dealing with informants and cooperators, addressing pretrial issues, conducting financial investigations, seeking appropriate forfeiture, preparing jury instructions, and identifying trial and appellate issues.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Friday, June 28, 2019
Willie Miller - 803-705-5113
E-Mail: willie.d.miller@usdoj.gov
64576
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
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 Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Friday, July 19, 2019
Francess Murray - 803-705-5136
E-Mail: francess.murray@usdoj.gov
64592
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Border Crimes and Advanced Immigration Seminar

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Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Friday, February 8, 2019
Lynn Beard - 803-705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
64697
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Brief Writing for Criminal Litigators Seminar

If you came to the Department of Justice from a position that did not involve much writing, or if you would just like to improve your legal writing and analytical skills 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 Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Friday, February 8, 2019
Brenda Hyatt - 803-705-5122
E-Mail: brenda.hyatt@usdoj.gov
64492
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Friday, August 9, 2019
Brenda Hyatt - 803-705-5122
E-Mail: brenda.hyatt@usdoj.gov
64598
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Budget Officer Boot Camp I

NOTE: You will be able to register for a scheduled offering of this course only after completing the Preregistration Survey. Prerequisites are listed under the Item Details.This training is for budget officers with less than 2 years of experience and for Administrative Officers and Budget Analysts who serve in a back-up position for the Budget Officer. Attendees will participate in in-depth topics that will assist the Budget Officer in general principles and financial system knowledge required to run daily office functions.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Friday, April 5, 2019
Terry Fox - 803-705-5148
E-Mail: theresa.fox@usdoj.gov
64505
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
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 Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Friday, July 26, 2019
Terry Fox - 803-705-5148
E-Mail: theresa.fox@usdoj.gov
64593
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Business Principles for the White Collar Prosecutor

This class is designed to provide white-collar/fraud prosecutors with a basic understanding of important business principles. The lecture topics will include an overview of the business sector, capital markets, businesses structures, accounting principles, and government regulation. Through the use of lectures and case studies, the course will provide practical information relevant to investigating, interacting with, and prosecuting business entities.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Friday, September 27, 2019
Lynn Beard - 803-705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
64619
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Case Director 360 - Train the Trainer

Participants will learn how to use Case Director 360 software to process paper and electronically stored information (ESI), create Eclipse cases, use Case Story and TrialDirector 360. Participants will engage in hands on training using Case Director 360. This training will not cover all features of the software.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, July 8, 2019
Friday, July 12, 2019
Robert Moore - 803-705-5654
E-Mail: rob.moore2@usdoj.gov
64585
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Monday, August 5, 2019
Friday, August 9, 2019
Robert Moore - 803-705-5654
E-Mail: rob.moore2@usdoj.gov
64599
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Civil Rights Symposium

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Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Friday, February 22, 2019
Tammy Campbell - 803-705-5166
E-Mail: tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
64495
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
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 Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Doreen Smith - 803-705-5152
E-Mail: doreen.f.smith@usdoj.gov
64600
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Computer Forensics Seminar

Course Description: Effective prosecutions depend on the ability to identify, extract, and analyze digital evidence. This workshop provides prosecutors with a solid understanding of the digital investigative analysis (computer forensics) process, as well as the most significant digital artifacts that can help in proving elements of offense such as knowledge, intent, access, and user attribution. It equips prosecutors with the knowledge to understand the possibilities of digital investigative analysis and gives them the ability to ask the right questions to obtain the specific information they need. Additionally, it provides examples of the types of evidence and information that can be obtained from a computer forensic analysis, how it got there, whether it was accessed, and in many cases, who is responsible for the activity on the computer (attribution). In addition to other topics, the course will cover areas such as the preparation of a search warrant for electronic evidence (addressing both technical and legal issues) and the execution of a warrant for electronic evidence. The course includes plenty of hands-on demonstrations where prosecutors will experience firsthand how computer forensics is accomplished.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Friday, July 12, 2019
Brenda Hyatt - 803-705-5122
E-Mail: brenda.hyatt@usdoj.gov
64578
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property (CHIP) Coordinators’ Training Seminar

NOTE: You will be able to register for a scheduled offering of this course only after completing the Preregistration Survey. Prerequisites are listed under the Item Details. The CHIP Prosecutors’ Training Seminar (formerly called the "CHIP Conference") is the 17th in a series of annual courses designed specifically for CHIP Coordinators and AUSAs assigned to CHIP units. This four-day course is designed to assist CHIP prosecutors in fulfilling their four core areas of responsibility: (1) prosecute computer crime and intellectual property offenses; (2) serve as the district's legal counsel on matters relating to those offenses and the collection of electronic or digital evidence; (3) train prosecutors and law enforcement personnel in the region; and (4) conduct public and industry outreach and awareness activities.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Friday, March 15, 2019
Lynn Beard - 803-705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
64501
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Conquering eDiscovery: Technology and Strategies for Criminal and Civil AUSAs Seminar

The target audience for this program is civil and criminal Assistant United States Attorneys who want a better understanding of how using the United States Attorney’s offices’ litigation technology software applications can help them organize and review discovery, find key evidence, increase efficiency and effectiveness of investigations, improve overall case management, and improve discovery productions. During this course, students will learn basic terminology for understanding the E-discovery process and develop strategies for working with electronically stored information (ESI). Students will also learn what options are available for processing both paper and ESI discovery; how to work with technical personnel at the beginning of a case to plan the best strategy for managing discovery; what critical decisions attorneys must make during processing of hard copy documents and ESI; what the capabilities and limitations are (from an attorney’s point of view) of the litigation support software applications. Participants will be given hands-on demonstrations of CaseMap, TrialDirector, and their choice of Eclipse SE or Relativity. This is a basic course and no prior knowledge of the above-mentioned software is required. CLE credit will be available for this course.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Rob Moore - 803-705-5654
E-Mail: rob.moore2@usdoj.gov
64512
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Contracting Officer Boot Camp

NOTE: You will be able to register for a scheduled offering of this course only after completing the Preregistration Survey. Prerequisites are listed under the Item Details.This basic level class is ideally suited for new and/or more experienced Contracting Officers in the United States Attorney’s offices and the Executive Office for United States Attorneys, as well as District Administrative Officers seeking a basic overview. There will be Continuous Learning credits issued for this class. Covered topics will include a Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) centric rudimentary overview of the procurement process, budget overview with updates, and data security updates.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Friday, April 5, 2019
Terry Fox - 803-705-5148
E-Mail: theresa.fox@usdoj.gov
64507
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Counterterrorism Training for Anti-Terrorism Prosecutors and Joint Terrorism Task Force Agents

Course Description: This joint training is for prosecutors, Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) agents, and Intelligence Specialists (IS) of all experience levels who investigate and prosecute international terrorism matters. Each prosecutor is encouraged to invite one JTTF agent to attend the conference using this Agent Nomination Form, and priority will be given to teams that include one prosecutor and one agent and/or IS from the same district (prosecutors must obtain the approval from the nominated agent’s supervisor before nominating the agent). The Office of Legal Education will pay travel, lodging, and per diem expenses for all approved attendees, including the JTTF agents. In an effort to provide practical information that will be beneficial to attendees, presentations will focus on the investigation and prosecution of international terrorism (IT) matters and will provide information about the various intelligence and criminal process tools, guidelines that provide for the use of these tools, and the strategic decisions involved when mixing and matching both intelligence and criminal process tools. On the second day of the training, attendees will break into smaller groups and work through a hypothetical fact pattern that incorporates real issues arising in IT matters. Topics discussed will include international issues, immigration issues, investigation/litigation issues including discovery, the Classified Information Procedures Act (CIPA), Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) including litigation issues, and coordination with the intelligence community. Most of the presentations will be classified at the SECRET level. Please contact your District Office Security Manager (DOSM) prior to completing the nomination 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 Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Tami Cottrill - 803-705-5133
E-Mail: tami.cottrill@usdoj.gov
54043
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
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 Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Friday, November 30, 2018
Sharon Owusu - 803-705-5133
E-Mail: sharon.owusu@usdoj.gov
64729
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Friday, February 8, 2019
Rob Moore - 803-705-5654
E-Mail: rob.moore2@usdoj.gov
64493
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Criminal Appellate Advocacy Seminar

Course Description: The goal of this seminar is to strengthen brief-writing and oral argument skills. The course will consist of class lectures, brief-writing exercises that will focus on specific parts of an appellate brief, oral arguments, and videotaped oral arguments with faculty critiques of those arguments. For the brief-writing portion of the course, each attendee will be expected to have read the materials (appellant's brief, appellee's brief, case law, and excerpt of record) prior to arrival. For the oral argument portion of the course, the attendee will be required to participate in mock oral arguments in front of faculty and a circuit judge. While the course is open to all criminal attorneys, criminal Assistant United States Attorneys will be given first priority for attendance.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Friday, November 9, 2018
Brenda Hyatt - 803-705-5122
E-Mail: brenda.hyatt@usdoj.gov
64230
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Criminal Chiefs' Conference

NOTE: You will be able to register for a scheduled offering of this course only after completing the Preregistration Survey. Prerequisites are listed under the Item Details. This conference will focus on current legal and management challenges faced by Criminal Chiefs. Presentations will cover a variety of topics, including e-litigation technology, national security and/or mass shooting investigations, managing massive document cases, discovery, computer and cyber issues, legislative and policy updates, and more. Additionally, the conference will include opportunities for smaller breakout discussions and idea sharing on a variety of topics. Criminal Chiefs from each district are strongly encouraged to attend. Deputy Criminal Chiefs are encouraged to apply and will be accepted as space permits.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Friday, May 3, 2019
Willie Miller - 803-705-5113
E-Mail: willie.d.miller@usdoj.gov
64515
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Criminal Discovery for Support Staff Seminar

NOTE: You will be able to register for a scheduled offering of this course only after completing the Preregistration Survey. Prerequisites are listed under the Item Details. AFTER COMPLETING THE PREREGISTRATION SURVEY, YOU MUST RETURN TO THE TO-DO LIST ON YOUR HOME SCREEN TO REGISTER FOR THE COURSE. Course Description: This seminar, limited to criminal support staff in United States Attorneys' offices and Department of Justice litigating components, is designed to provide training for criminal support staff to better assist prosecutors and law enforcement agents in fulfilling the Government's disclosure obligations in criminal cases. This 3 ½ day course will cover the basic laws and rules governing the Government’s disclosure obligations in criminal cases, including discussions of Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, Rule 16; the Jencks Act; and Brady (exculpatory evidence) and Giglio (impeachment evidence). It will also address the impact of electronic discovery on criminal practice and will include instruction on various software programs available to assist in the collection, processing, and production of evidence and information subject to disclosure obligations.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Friday, January 25, 2019
Rob Moore - 803-705-5654
E-Mail: rob.moore2@usdoj.gov
64488
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
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 Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Friday, October 26, 2018
Willie Miller - 803-705-5113
E-Mail: willie.d.miller@usdoj.gov
64454
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Criminal Jurisdiction in Indian Country Seminar

The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Office of Justice Services (OJS) issues Special Law Enforcement Commissions (SLECs) to tribal, federal, state, and local full-time certified law enforcement officers who will serve without compensation from the Federal government. This process allows BIA to obtain active assistance in the enforcement of federal criminal statutes and federal hunting and fishing regulations in Indian country. One of the criteria for receiving a SLEC 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 Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Leslie Hagen -
E-Mail: leslie.hagen3@usdoj.gov
64467
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Criminal eDiscovery Seminar

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Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Friday, August 23, 2019
Tami Cottrill - 803-705-5132
E-Mail: tami.cottrill@usdoj.gov
64703
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Dark Market and Online Investigations Seminar

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Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Willie Miller - 803-705-5113
E-Mail: willie.d.miller@usdoj.gov
64701
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
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 Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Tammy Campbell - 803-705-5166
E-Mail: tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
64453
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Department of Justice Orientation for Assistant United States Attorneys

The Executive Office for United States Attorneys is pleased to sponsor the May 2018 “Welcome to DOJ” orientation for new Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs). The orientation will be held May 3-4, 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, February 26, 2018. The Office of Legal Education will send the official announcement on Monday, February 26, 2018, and 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 Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Friday, November 9, 2018
Doreen Smith - 803-705-5152
E-Mail: doreen.f.smith@usdoj.gov
65186
Active
Washington, DC
Prerequisites:
Digital Currency for Asset Forfeiture Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs)

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Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Angie Inscore - 803-705-5135
E-Mail: angie.inscore@usdoj.gov
64689
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
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 Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Friday, October 12, 2018
Lynn Beard - 803-705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
64447
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Thursday, May 9, 2019
Lynn Beard - 803-705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
64783
Active
Washington, D.C.
Prerequisites:
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 Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Rob Moore - 803-705-5654
E-Mail: rob.moore2@usdoj.gov
64487
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
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 Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Friday, November 2, 2018
Tami Cottrill - 803-705-5132
E-Mail: tami.cottrill@usdoj.gov
64459
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
E-Discovery for Civil Litigators Seminar

This course is designed to give attorneys an overview of ediscovery law and technology as well as address the basic ediscovery issues that arise in civil litigation. This course will cover how to effectively work with agency counsel, how to utilize discovery strategies and tools to obtain information, and how to analyze various ediscovery issues that may occur during the pre-discovery and discovery phases of a case. This course will also address basic IT concepts and introduce the value of various e-discovery tools, including document review tools.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Tammy Campbell - 803-705-5166
E-Mail: tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
64614
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Tammy Campbell - 803-705-5166
E-Mail: tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
64612
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
EARS Team Leader and Administrative Lead Seminar

NOTE: You will be able to register for a scheduled offering of this course only after completing the Preregistration Survey. Prerequisites are listed under the Item Details. This course is for existing and new Legal and Administrative Evaluation Leads who have been invited to participate in the Evaluation and Review Staff (EARS) program. The course will cover updates to the program and materials, provide instruction for new Leads, and assist existing Leads in refining the core evaluation process. This course is for existing and new Legal and Administrative Evaluation Leads who have been invited to participate in the Evaluation and Review Staff (EARS) program. The course will cover updates to the program and materials, provide instruction for new Leads, and assist existing Leads in refining the core evaluation process.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Friday, December 7, 2018
Terry Fox - 803-705-5148
E-Mail: theresa.fox@usdoj.gov
64470
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Electronic Evidence Seminar

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Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Timothy Gaskin - 803-705-5655
E-Mail: timothy.gaskin@usdoj.gov
64482
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Emerging Issues in Healthcare Fraud

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Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Friday, March 22, 2019
Tammy Campbell - 803-705-5166
E-Mail: tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
64698
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Employee Investigation and Adjudication Seminar

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Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Friday, February 8, 2019
Leslie Hagen -
E-Mail: leslie.hagen3@usdoj.gov
64694
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Ethics Advisors' Conference

This conference will train Ethics Advisors in United States Attorneys’ Offices on their important roles and responsibilities as Ethics Advisors and on the statutes, regulations, and Department of Justice policies governing the ethics program in the Executive Office for United States Attorneys. It will provide Ethics Advisors with the necessary tools to train individuals in their offices and also cover how to assist employees in understanding and abiding by ethics laws and rules. Specific topics will include discussions of conflicts of interest, financial disclosure forms, gifts, impartiality, misuse of position, outside activities, post-employment restrictions, and recusals. These topics will be presented in lecture format, panel discussions, and workshops. As was done at the last conference, the first day will offer a choice of different training tracks for more experienced ethics advisors and newer ethics advisors. Nominees who are not the designated Ethics Advisor for their district MUST provide justification in the comment box before confirming final registration.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Angie Inscore - 803-705-5135
E-Mail: angie.inscore@usdoj.gov
64456
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Evidence for Experienced Criminal Litigators Seminar

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

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Friday, June 14, 2019
Willie Miller - 803-705-5113
E-Mail: willie.d.miller@usdoj.gov
64569
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Faculty Development Workshop for Software Training

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Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Friday, August 16, 2019
Katherine Stewart - 803-705-5127
E-Mail: katherine.stewart@usdoj.gov
64702
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Federal Criminal and Grand Jury Practice

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

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Friday, November 30, 2018
Lynn Beard - 803-705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
64465
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Seminar

NOTE: You will be able to register for a scheduled offering of this course only after completing the Preregistration Survey. Prerequisites are listed under the Item Details.This course examines the key provisions of the FTCA, major defenses, current issues, and significant case law updates in the context of preparing and presenting an FTCA case. It will include refining advocacy skills in liability and damages analysis, strategic case planning, discovery and dispositive motions, use of automated litigation support applications, and settlement. Topics include administrative claim requirements, discretionary function, regulatory and law enforcement torts, independent contractors, immunity, and representation issues.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Tammy Campbell - 803-705-5166
E-Mail: tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
64502
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Federal, State, and Tribal Intergovernmental Reentry Workshop

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Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Friday, January 18, 2019
Leslie Hagen -
E-Mail: leslie.hagen3@usdoj.gov
64486
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
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 Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, April 29, 2019
Thursday, May 2, 2019
Leslie Hagen -
E-Mail: leslie.hagen3@usdoj.gov
64517
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Fundamentals of Civil Law for Support Staff Seminar

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

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Friday, September 6, 2019
Rob Moore - 803-705-5654
E-Mail: rob.moore2@usdoj.gov
64606
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Fundamentals of Criminal Law for Support Staff Seminar

This 2-1/2 day course will be an overview of the stages of a criminal case from pre-indictment to post-trial. It consists of a series of lectures, workshops, and group discussions on various criminal topics such as trial preparation, pretrial motions and discovery, evidence, and jury instructions. The target audience for this course is support staff in the criminal section of the United States Attorney's office with three years or less experience.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Friday, September 20, 2019
Rob Moore - 803-705-5654
E-Mail: rob.moore2@usdoj.gov
64616
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Grand Jury Coordinators' Conference

This seminar is designed for Grand Jury Coordinators who currently manage the grand jury in their respective districts. Seminar subjects include secrecy requirements, the grand jury record, subpoenas, disclosures, scheduling, victims/witnesses, transcripts, and retention of grand jury materials. The first day is designed and highly recommended for Grand Jury Coordinators with less than 3 years of experience in the position. Grand Jury Coordinators with more than 3 years’ experience will start on the second day of the course.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Rob Moore - 803-705-5654
E-Mail: rob.moore2@usdoj.gov
64604
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
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 13-15, 2017, 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 Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, December 10, 2018
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Leslie Hagen -
E-Mail: leslie.hagen3@usdoj.gov
64476
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
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 Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Friday, November 9, 2018
Leslie Hagen -
E-Mail: leslie.hagen3@usdoj.gov
64462
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
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 Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Friday, April 26, 2019
Lynn Beard - 803-705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
64514
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
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 Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Friday, July 19, 2019
Tami Cottrill - 803-705-5132
E-Mail: tami.cottrill@usdoj.gov
64591
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Interviewing Skills for Civil Rights 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 workshop is designed for civil attorneys and investigative staff who investigate affirmative civil rights cases. This pilot program will feature instruction on developing an investigative plan, resources available to conduct investigations, interview strategy and techniques, and using interpreters. The program will also include practical interviewing exercises. Since this is a pilot program, participants are expected to provide detailed feedback during and after the training.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Friday, August 23, 2019
Tammy Campbell - 803-705-5166
E-Mail: tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
64603
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
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 Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Friday, July 12, 2019
Angie Inscore - 803-705-5135
E-Mail: angie.inscore@usdoj.gov
64584
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Introduction to Cyber Attacks and Intrusions

Course objective: Explain common methodologies used by criminals engaged in cyber attacks and intrusions; discuss the legal authorities governing the collection of related evidence (i.e. the Stored Communications Act and the Fourth Amendment) and the prosecution of such crimes (i.e. the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act); provide instruction and guidance as to how to effectively introduce that evidence and prosecute such cases at trial.Target audience: prosecutors involved in the investigation and prosecution of crimes involving computer attacks/intrusions, including but not limited to hacking, the distribution and use of malware, economic espionage, and the theft of trade secrets.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Friday, July 12, 2019
Lynn Beard - 803-705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
64920
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Introduction to Evidence for Criminal Litigators Seminar

This seminar will assist in sharpening the pretrial and trial evidence skills of attorneys with ten or 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 Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Friday, October 12, 2018
Willie Miller - 803-705-5113
E-Mail: willie.d.miller@usdoj.gov
64450
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Introduction to Financial Litigation for Support Staff Seminar

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

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Friday, January 11, 2019
Angie Inscore - 803-705-5135
E-Mail: angie.inscore@usdoj.gov
64484
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
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 Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Rob Moore - 803-705-5654
E-Mail: rob.moore2@usdoj.gov
64481
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
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 Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Friday, April 19, 2019
Angie Inscore - 803-705-5135
E-Mail: angie.inscore@usdoj.gov
64510
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
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 Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Friday, June 7, 2019
Tami Cottrill - 803-705-5132
E-Mail: tami.cottrill@usdoj.gov
64568
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
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 Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Friday, October 5, 2018
Willie Miller - 803-705-5113
E-Mail: willie.d.mille@usdoj.gov
64442
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Law Enforcement Coordinators' National Conference

This course is open to Law Enforcement Coordinators (LECs) and those with collateral LEC responsibilities. It will include networking sessions and an array of topics to include updates on priorities and policies from the new administration. For many of the conference topics, there will be a strong focus on highlighting the different ways in which LECs from across the nation have engaged effectively. Additionally, the conference will include a breakout segment specifically for LECs newer to the profession. During that session, presenters will drill down into a number of areas that can challenge LECs.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Friday, March 8, 2019
Willie Miller - 803-705-5113
E-Mail: willie.d.miller@usdoj.gov
64499
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Legal Issues for USAO Managers Seminar

This seminar is designed to train USAO managers on a wide variety of management issues including handling misconduct, discipline, performance, and leave issues, as well as responding to requests for reasonable accommodations and USAO responsibilities in equal employment opportunity matters. The course will also include guidance on exercising leadership in management. Completion of this training meets the 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 Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Friday, May 31, 2019
Angie Inscore - 803-705-5135
E-Mail: angie.inscore@usdoj.gov
64558
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
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 Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, April 8, 2019
Friday, April 12, 2019
Rob Moore - 803-705-5654
E-Mail: rob.moore2@usdoj.gov
64508
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
MLARS Financial Investigations Seminar

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 Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Angie Inscore - 803-705-5135
E-Mail: angie.inscore@usdoj.gov
64473
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Motion Practice and Brief Writing for Civil Attorneys Seminar

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

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Friday, August 2, 2019
Doreen Smith - 803-705-5152
E-Mail: doreen.f.smith@usdoj.gov
64597
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
National Institute on the Prosecution of Human Trafficking in Indian Country

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Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, February 25, 2019
Friday, March 1, 2019
Leslie Hagen -
E-Mail: leslie.hagen3@usdoj.gov
64497
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
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 Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Friday, October 26, 2018
Tami Cottrill - 803-705-5132
E-Mail: tami.cottrill@usdoj.gov
64718
Active
McLean, Virginia
Prerequisites:
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 Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Tami Cottrill - 803-705-5132
E-Mail: tami.cottrill@usdoj.gov
64506
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
National Security Symposium

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Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, September 23, 2019
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Tami Cottrill - 803-705-5132
E-Mail: tami.cottrill@usdoj.gov
64617
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
National Security Symposium on Advanced FISA and CIPA Issues

The National Security Symposium on Advanced Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and Classified Information Procedures Act (CIPA) Issues is held at an intermediate to advanced level and is designed for Assistant United States Attorneys and Department of Justice Attorneys who want to learn more about using evidence in litigation that is obtained through use of FISA or evidence that is otherwise classified. The 1 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 Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, December 3, 2018
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Tami Cottrill - 803-705-5132
E-Mail: tami.cottrill@usdoj.gov
66021
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
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 Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Friday, May 10, 2019
Tami Cottrill - 803-705-5132
E-Mail: tami.cottrill@usdoj.gov
64719
Active
Springfield, Virginia
Prerequisites:
Negotiation and Mediation Seminar

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

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Tammy Campbell - 803-705-5166
E-Mail: tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
64478
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Friday, May 31, 2019
Tammy Campbell - 803-705-5166
E-Mail: tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
64561
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Non-SPO Staffing Training

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Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Friday, February 8, 2019
Terry Fox - 803-705-5148
E-Mail: theresa.fox@usdoj.gov
64693
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
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 Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, October 22, 2018
Friday, October 26, 2018
Timothy Gaskin - 803-705-5655
E-Mail: Timothy.Gaskin@usdoj.gov
64549
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Monday, November 5, 2018
Friday, November 9, 2018
Timothy Gaskin - 803-705-5655
E-Mail: Timothy.Gaskin@usdoj.gov
64464
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Monday, March 4, 2019
Friday, March 8, 2019
Rob Moore - 803-705-5654
E-Mail: rob.moore2@usdoj.gov
64500
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Monday, July 22, 2019
Friday, July 26, 2019
Robert Moore - 803-705-5654
E-Mail: rob.moore2@usdoj.gov
64594
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
OLE Faculty Development Workshop and Symposium

This course is designed for attorney and non-attorney staff who teach for OLE or in their respective offices or who may be interested in doing so in the future. Those who regularly design or deliver training are especially encouraged to attend. The purpose of this workshop is to sharpen skills in developing and delivering effective and engaging instruction. 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. * NOTE: For the October 2-4 training Attendees will be limited to those within the Washington, DC, commuting area.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Katherine Stewart - 803-705-5127
E-Mail: katherine.stewart@usdoj.gov
64704
Active
Washington, DC
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Katherine Stewart - 803-705-5127
E-Mail: katherine.stewart@usdoj.gov
64709
Active
Phoenix, Arizona
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Friday, January 25, 2019
Katie Stewart - 803-705-5127
E-Mail: Katherine.Stewart@usdoj.gov
64489
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Katherine Stewart - 803-705-5127
E-Mail: katherine.stewart@usdoj.gov
64705
Active
Washington, DC
Prerequisites:
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 Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Friday, October 5, 2018
Doreen Smith - 803-705-5152
E-Mail: doreen.f.smith@usdoj.gov
64444
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Opioid Coordinators' Training

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Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Lynn Beard - 803-705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
64692
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
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 Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Friday, October 19, 2018
Lynn Beard - 803-705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
64458
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Position Classification and Compensation Seminar

This course is a basic level class for Human Resources (HR) personnel in the United States Attorneys’ Offices new to Position Classification and Compensation. The instruction and hands-on exercises in this seminar will provide a foundational knowledge of and experience in position classification, a variety of compensation issues, and HR consulting services.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Friday, June 21, 2019
Terry Fox - 803-705-5148
E-Mail: theresa.fox@usdoj.gov
64573
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Presentation Skills Training: Teaching Software Programs

This training is designed for litigation support specialists and litigation technology specialists who want to become more effective at teaching and advising others on how to use available software programs for processing discovery, case management and courtroom presentations. This class is appropriate for all employees who are proficient in one or more of the software programs DOJ uses for discovery processing, management and production and for courtroom presentations ( eScan-IT, CaseMap Suite, Eclipse SE (Admin, Desktop & Publish), and TrialDirector) and who are interested in assisting others (in their district or beyond) with understanding and using these programs to more effectively and efficiently process and manage evidence in discovery and at trial.Participants will learn techniques for communicating effectively and for providing effective feedback as they practice guiding others though the software using a real case example. Graduates of this training will be qualified to serve as trainers at the National Advocacy Center and in their own and other U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, but no advance commitment to teach is required.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Katie Stewart - 803-705-5127
E-Mail: katherine.stewart@usdoj.gov
65908
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
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 Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Friday, May 24, 2019
Willie Miller - 803-705-5113
E-Mail: willie.d.miller@usdoj.gov
64496
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Project Safe Childhood Computer Forensics Advocacy

This seminar's goal is to expand and strengthen the prosecutors familiarity and proficiency with digital evidence unique to child exploitation cases by focusing on cutting-edge investigative and prosecutorial techniques and strategies in identifying, gathering and effectively presenting digital evidence to judges and juries in these cases. The seminar will feature interactive sessions and practical exercises in computer forensic areas critical to successfully investigating and prosecuting online child exploitation cases. Areas of focus will include the admission and presentation of digital evidence at trial and sentencing, government and defense expert witnesses, and discovery.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Friday, January 25, 2019
Lynn Beard - 803-705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
64556
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Project Safe Neighborhoods Conference

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Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Friday, September 6, 2019
Lynn Beard - 803-705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
64608
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Seminar

NOTE: You will be able to register for a scheduled offering of this course only after completing the Preregistration Survey. Prerequisites are listed under the Item Details.This seminar is an introductory course designed for Assistant United States Attorneys and Department of Justice attorneys who will prosecute Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) and Section 1959 cases. It will provide instruction in the investigation and prosecution of cases using the RICO (18 U.S.C. Sections 1961-1968) and Violent Crimes in Aid of Racketeering (VICAR) (18 U.S.C. Section 1959) statutes. Topics will include understanding and using these statutes to combat criminal organizations; analyzing investigation and trial strategies; drafting RICO indictments; charging juvenile RICO defendants; contemporary application of RICO enterprises; and preparing for RICO sentencing issues. Guidance will also be provided regarding the mandatory RICO indictment approval process administered by the Organized Crime and Gang Section, including charging policy and prosecution memoranda.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Friday, February 22, 2019
Lynn Beard - 803-705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
64503
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Records and Information Management (RIM) Conference

This conference will combine a review of fundamentals with updates on policies and projects. Topics include practices for using records control schedules for textual series and district electronic systems, Federal Records Center services, and organizing electronic network files along with updates on electronic records incorporating new guidance from the National Archives and Records Administration. To encourage districts to supplement on-site attendance with off-site participation in portions relevant to USAO staff that share selected records and information management (RIM) responsibilities, the conference will be broadcast via USAMeeting live online allowing remote viewers to participate. Remote viewers will also have the opportunity to pose questions during the live presentations via the Chat Pod in the USAMeeting room.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Friday, May 24, 2019
Rob Moore - 803-705-5654
E-Mail: rob.moore2@usdoj.gov
64557
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
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 Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Willie Miller - 803-705-5113
E-Mail: willie.d.miller@usdoj.gov
64596
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners' Expert Witness Training

NOTE: You will be able to register for a scheduled offering of this course only after completing the Preregistration Survey. Prerequisites are listed under the Item Details.Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) are specialists in one of the most well-known fields within the field of forensic nursing. Many prosecutors are comfortable using forensic nurses to testify to the facts of a case. However, forensic nurses are often overlooked as accessible expert witnesses. Prosecutors can use forensic nursing expert testimony to educate the jury on the characteristics of battered individuals (to include minimizing and recanting, mechanisms of injury, and wounds) and to inform the jury why there may be an absence of injury. Forensic nurses can also assist prosecutors by reviewing medical records prior to trial and identifying relevant portions of the documentation.This training is designed for SANEs interested in providing expert testimony. This class is also designed for prosecutors assigned to sexual assault and domestic violence cases who want to learn more about the effective use of a SANE as an expert witness in their cases. Priority admission will go to those medical providers working on cases arising in Indian Country. This class has a mock trial component, and prosecutors and a SANE(s) who work cases together are encouraged to register as a team. Training Officers/SACs/SSRAs are invited to nominate individuals from their division or department who would benefit from this training opportunity.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Friday, July 12, 2019
Leslie Hagen -
E-Mail: leslie.hagen3@usdoj.gov
64579
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
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 Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Friday, September 13, 2019
Terry Fox - 803-705-5148
E-Mail: theresa.fox@usdoj.gov
64610
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
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 Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Angie Inscore - 803-705-5135
E-Mail: angie.inscore@usdoj.gov
64684
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
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 Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, May 13, 2019
Friday, May 17, 2019
Rob Moore - 803-705-5654
E-Mail: rob.moore2@usdoj.gov
64552
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Systems Manager Training

This Conference is designed to provide a venue for district System Managers and those acting in that role, to discuss, in a collective environment, issues affecting all offices; hardware, software, data storage and management, policies and procedures, best practices, emerging technologies, customer and technical support and training.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, August 12, 2019
Friday, August 16, 2019
Rob Moore - 803-705-5654
E-Mail: rob.moore2@usdoj.gov
64601
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
The Investigation and Prosecution of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Crimes in Indian Country

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

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Friday, June 14, 2019
Leslie Hagen -
E-Mail: leslie.hagen3@usdoj.gov
64571
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
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 Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Lynn Beard - 803-705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
64474
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
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 Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Friday, April 19, 2019
Terry Fox - 803-705-5148
E-Mail: theresa.fox@usdoj.gov
64511
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Transnational Organized Crime Seminar

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Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, June 24, 2019
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Tami Cottrill - 803-705-5132
E-Mail: tami.cottrill@usdoj.gov
64700
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
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 Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Friday, May 31, 2019
Leslie Hagen -
E-Mail: leslie.hagen3@usdoj.gov
64563
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Tribal and Federal Training on Wildlife and Pollution Enforcement Issues Affecting Tribal Lands

The U.S. Department of Justice’s National Indian Country Training Initiative, together with the Environment and Natural Resources Division, is pleased to announce that it is sponsoring a seminar titled Tribal and Federal Training on Wildlife and Pollution Enforcement Issues Affecting Tribal Lands. There is no tuition fee to attend the training. Lodging accommodations and travel expenses will be provided by the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Education. This seminar is for federal and tribal attorneys, law and resource enforcement officers and personnel, and others responsible for environmental and resource protection issues on tribal lands; state and local attorneys and officials who work with tribes on such issues are welcome to apply as well. The seminar will focus on tribal and federal cooperation to protect tribal lands and wildlife resources through enforcement and other means. It will address key issues in using civil and criminal tools to protect the natural resources of tribes, such as tribal treaty rights, on and off reservation; federal wildlife laws; federal pollution control laws; tribal codes; investigative techniques for wildlife and pollution-related cases; and developing and improving working relationships among tribal and federal personnel for effective protection of tribal wildlife and lands.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Thursday, May 9, 2019
Leslie Hagen -
E-Mail: leslie.hagen3@usdoj.gov
64551
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
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 Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Rob Moore - 803-705-5654
E-Mail: rob.moore2@usdoj.gov
64498
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Victim-Witness Program Seminar

This seminar is intended to discuss victim and witness issues and management and to prepare participants to effectively manage a Victim-Witness Program. Intended for all victim-witness personnel, this training will cover program management issues, victim services and relevant legal updates. Lectures and workshops will also include witness management and working with victims of particular types of crimes.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, January 28, 2019
Friday, February 1, 2019
Lynn Beard - 803-705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
64491
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
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