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FY-2020 Course Descriptions

Administrative Officers' Conference

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

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, July 6, 2020
Friday, July 10, 2020
Terry Fox - 803-705-5148
E-Mail: theresa.fox@usdoj.gov
64657
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Advanced Child Sexual Assault Seminar

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Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, June 8, 2020
Friday, June 12, 2020
Leslie Hagen -
E-Mail: leslie.hagen3@usdoj.gov
64649
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Advanced Counterterrorism Analysis Seminar

The ACAC is designed for the experienced analyst and generally includes: assessment of the threat; class discussion on the metrics for the global war on terrorism; developments in Community organization and coordination; perspectives from the field; legal issues and constraints panel; profile of extremism; terrorist mindsets; forensic support to CT analysis; extremist use of the internet; intelligence exploitation; recent developments in analytical tools; salient CT issues panel.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Friday, February 28, 2020
Tami Cottrill - 803-705-5132
E-Mail: tami.cottrill@usdoj.gov
64560
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Advanced Money Laundering Seminar

NOTE: Registration is a two-step process. You must register and complete the pre-enrollment survey to be considered. Only those registrants who complete both of these registration requirements will be considered. Please copy and paste the following link into your browser to access the pre-enrollment survey: https://survey.ole.justice.gov/snapwebhost/s.asp?k=152760668391This seminar is designed for Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) with extensive experience in money laundering cases and who are actively involved in the investigation and prosecution of these cases. This annual seminar will include the latest developments in the law, various lectures, panel discussions relating to current money laundering issues, and case presentations. Individuals requesting enrollment should have attended a past Basic/Introduction to Money Laundering Seminar at least 2 years ago. If an AUSA has not attended a past Basic/Introduction to Money Laundering Seminar, he/she must provide additional justification in the Registration Comments Box prior to confirming enrollment. Assistant United States Attorneys may nominate federal investigative agents who are currently involved in money laundering investigations using the Nomination Form. These nominations must be returned to Angie Inscore at angie.inscore@usdoj.gov and will be considered on a space-available basis. Please copy and paste the following link into your browser to access the Nomination Form: https://portal.doj.gov/eousa/EO/ole/train/Documents/AdvancedMoneyLaunderingSeminarAgentNomForm.pdf

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Friday, January 10, 2020
Angie Inscore - 803-705-5135
E-Mail: angie.inscore@usdoj.gov
64626
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Advanced Narcotics Seminar

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

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Friday, January 24, 2020
Lynn Beard - 803-705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
64543
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Advanced Presentation Skills for Training and Trial

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Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Thursday, May 7, 2020
Katherine Stewart - 803-705-5127
E-Mail: katherine.stewart@usdoj.gov
64636
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Advanced VNS Training Seminar

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

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Friday, June 19, 2020
Francess Murray - 803-705-5136
E-Mail: francess.murray@usdoj.gov
64652
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Advanced Writing Symposium for Support Staff

 

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Friday, July 17, 2020
Robert Moore - 803-705-5654
E-Mail: rob.moore2@usdoj.gov
64660
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Analyzing Problems through Strategic Thinking Seminar

The purpose of the course is to train attendees in leading tradecraft methods for isolating and making sense of critical uncertainties at the frontiers of intelligence analysis. Those methods include scenario creation and analysis, systems analysis, productive reasoning, causal loop diagrams, influence diagrams, scenario matrix, and tests for revealing cognitive bias in sense-making activities.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Friday, September 25, 2020
Tami Cottrill - 803-705-5132
E-Mail: tami.cottrill@usdoj.gov
64685
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Asset Forfeiture Chiefs Annual Conference

This is the annual meeting of the designated Asset Forfeiture Chiefs/Coordinators, or their designee if they are unable to attend, from the United States Attorneys' offices, the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section, and invited speakers from the seizing agencies, during which current issues will be discussed at an advanced level.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Friday, May 15, 2020
Angie Inscore - 803-705-5135
E-Mail: angie.inscore@usdoj.gov
64638
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Asset Forfeiture Skills Seminar for Support Staff Experts

This course is designed for FLU/Asset Recovery AUSAs and will explore protocols and unit structures to maximize pre-judgment coordination to improve overall debt collection efforts. With the enactment of the Mandatory Victims Restitution Act in 1996 and subsequent legislation (i.e. the Justice for All Act of 2004), the DOJ has steadily increased and improved its efforts to ensure that all crime victims are afforded “full and timely restitution as provided by law” (18 U.S.C. § 3771(a)(6)). In order to maximize asset recovery for victim restitution, extensive coordination is required among several components within the USAO, including the Criminal Division, Civil Division, Asset Forfeiture Unit, Financial Litigation Unit, and Victim-Witness Unit. Each component brings its own tools, authorities, and expertise to bear on the task of recovering restitution for victims of crime. Strategies examined during this course will provide the general framework to make financial investigations/asset recovery a routine part of every criminal case with victims and will serve as a template for USAOs to build a consistent and effective asset recovery program that utilizes all available recovery tools.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Friday, October 11, 2019
Angie Inscore - 803-705-5135
E-Mail: angie.inscore@usdoj.gov
64448
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Asset Investigations for Financial Litigation Unit (FLU) Support Personnel Seminar

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

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Angie Inscore - 803-705-5135
E-Mail: angie.inscore@usdoj.gov
64469
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, May 18, 2020
Friday, May 22, 2020
Doreen Smith - 803-705-5152
E-Mail: doreen.f.smith@usdoj.gov
64641
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. This course offering is based upon a Federal Tort Claims Act training scenario.Important note: Assignment preparation before and during the course is required. Attendees selected are required to pre-read and understand the case facts prior to their arrival. In addition, selectees will be assigned evidence/foundation problems for a courtroom exhibits workshop held on the first day. Approving officials should allow participants sufficient time to devote to the course requirements and workload. Last minute cancellations directly impact other participants in this course because participants also role-play witnesses in certain workshops and in the trials. Please notify the course contact sooner, rather than later, should a cancellation be necessary.The course ends at 5:00 p.m. Early departures will not be permitted due to the mock trial schedule. Attendees are authorized to stay over Thursday night if reasonable flights are not available after 6:00 PM.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Thursday, March 5, 2020
Doreen Smith - 803-705-5152
E-Mail: doreen.f.smith@usdoj.gov
64362
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Thursday, September 24, 2020
Doreen Smith - 803-705-5152
E-Mail: doreen.f.smith@usdoj.gov
64732
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 3, 2019
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Brenda Hyatt - 803-705-5122
E-Mail: brenda.hyatt@usdoj.gov
64361
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Brenda Hyatt - 803-705-5122
E-Mail: brenda.hyatt@usdoj.gov
64363
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Brenda Hyatt - 803-705-5122
E-Mail: brenda.hyatt@usdoj.gov
64364
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Thursday, September 24, 2020
Brenda Hyatt - 803-705-5122
E-Mail: brenda.hyatt@usdoj.gov
64365
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Basic Deposition Skills for Civil Attorneys Seminar

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

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Friday, January 31, 2020
Doreen Smith - 803-705-5152
E-Mail: doreen.f.smith@usdoj.gov
64548
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Friday, June 26, 2020
Doreen Smith - 803-705-5152
E-Mail: doreen.f.smith@usdoj.gov
64655
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Basic International Issues in Criminal Cases Seminar

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

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Friday, April 3, 2020
Tami Cottrill - 803-705-5132
E-Mail: tami.cottrill@usdoj.gov
64618
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, March 31, 2020
Thursday, April 2, 2020
Robert Moore - 803-705-5654
E-Mail: rob.moore2@usdoj.gov
64620
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Border Security Coordinators' Conference

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

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Friday, April 17, 2020
Tami Cottrill - 803-705-5132
E-Mail: tami.cottrill@usdoj.gov
64627
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 5, 2020
Friday, February 7, 2020
Brenda Hyatt - 803-705-5122
E-Mail: brenda.hyatt@usdoj.gov
64567
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Friday, August 7, 2020
Brenda Hyatt - 803-705-5122
E-Mail: brenda.hyatt@usdoj.gov
64667
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Budget Officer Boot Camp II

NOTE: You will be able to register for a scheduled offering of this course only after completing the Preregistration Survey. Prerequisites are listed under the Item Details.Budget Officer Boot Camp II training has been developed for budget officers with 5 years or more of experience. It is also for those Administrative Officers and Budget Analysts who serve in a backup role to the Budget Officer and require skills to carry out a range of those functions. This training aims to provide in-depth coverage of critical operational topics and raise awareness of general financial principles, policies, and procedures to enable participants to carry out core financial functions independently. Financial systems will also be addressed at various points throughout the training. Participants should have proficiency in FMIS2+, webFMIS, and USABudget.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Friday, May 1, 2020
Terry Fox - 803-705-5148
E-Mail: theresa.fox@usdoj.gov
64632
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Capital Case Seminar

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

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Friday, November 15, 2019
Brenda Hyatt - 803-705-5122
E-Mail: brenda.hyatt@usdoj.gov
64519
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Case Director 360 - Courtroom Presentations

The emphasis of this course is on using TrialDirector 360 to create courtroom presentations. Students will be required to complete online PowerPoint 2016 training prior to attending this course.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Friday, January 17, 2020
Robert Moore - 803-705-5654
E-Mail: rob.moore2@usdoj.gov
64541
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Friday, May 1, 2020
Robert Moore - 803-705-5654
E-Mail: rob.moore2@usdoj.gov
64634
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Friday, August 28, 2020
Robert Moore - 803-705-5654
E-Mail: rob.moore2@usdoj.gov
64676
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Case Director 360 - Processing and Reviewing Discovery for Support Staff

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Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Friday, November 1, 2019
Robert Moore - 803-705-5654
E-Mail: Rob.Moore2@usdoj.gov
64471
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Friday, April 10, 2020
Robert Moore - 803-705-5654
E-Mail: rob.moore2@usdoj.gov
64623
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Friday, July 31, 2020
Robert Moore - 803-705-5654
E-Mail: rob.moore2@usdoj.gov
64666
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, October 7, 2019
Friday, October 11, 2019
Robert Moore - 803-705-5654
E-Mail: rob.moore2@usdoj.gov
64452
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Monday, November 4, 2019
Friday, November 8, 2019
Robert Moore - 803-705-5654
E-Mail: rob.moore2@usdoj.gov
64480
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Monday, December 9, 2019
Friday, December 13, 2019
Robert Moore - 803-705-5654
E-Mail: rob.moore2@usdoj.gov
64530
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Civil Chiefs' Conference

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

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Friday, February 14, 2020
Tammy Campbell - 803-705-5166
E-Mail: tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
64577
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Civil Civil Rights Seminar

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

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Tammy Campbell - 803-705-5166
E-Mail: tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
64671
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Civil Rights Symposium

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Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Tammy Campbell - 803-705-5166
E-Mail: tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
64538
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 4, 2020
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Doreen Smith - 803-705-5152
E-Mail: doreen.f.smith@usdoj.gov
64669
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Community Collaboration Course

This course is designed to expose analysts to useful approaches, tools, and techniques for working effectively across the organizational cultures of the Intelligence Community. Panel discussions will include officers from various Intelligence Community agencies who present their views of successful and failed collaboration with their IC counterparts

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Friday, June 26, 2020
Tami Cottrill - 803-705-5132
E-Mail: tami.cottrill@usdoj.gov
64656
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Complex Civil Litigation Issues That Arise in Environmental Matters

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Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Friday, March 20, 2020
Tammy Campbell - 803-705-5166
E-Mail: tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
64992
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, March 17, 2020
Friday, March 20, 2020
Brenda Hyatt - 803-705-5122
E-Mail: brenda.hyatt@usdoj.gov
64611
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, February 25, 2020
Friday, February 28, 2020
Lynn Beard - 803-705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
64562
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
Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Friday, September 4, 2020
Robert Moore - 803-705-5654
E-Mail: rob.moore2@usdoj.gov
64677
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Contracting Officer Boot Camp II

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Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Friday, May 1, 2020
Terry Fox - 803-705-5148
E-Mail: theresa.fox@usdoj.gov
64633
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
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Friday, July 24, 2020
Tami Cottrill - 803-705-5132
E-Mail: tami.cottrill@usdoj.gov
64663
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, October 8, 2019
Friday, October 11, 2019
Brenda Hyatt - 803-705-5122
E-Mail: brenda.hyatt@usdoj.gov
64449
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Criminal Civil Rights Seminar

NOTE: You will be able to register for a scheduled offering of this course only after completing the Preregistration Survey. Prerequisites are listed under the Item Details.This 3 ½ day seminar is designed for criminal Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs), Department of Justice (DOJ) attorneys, and FBI Special Agents of all experience levels who handle or may be assigned to handle criminal civil rights cases. The program is divided into two segments: Day One, which is designed for participants with limited civil rights experience, and Days 2-3 ½, which cover more advanced topics and presuppose a knowledge of the criminal civil rights statutes pertaining to color of law and hate crimes. Accordingly, participants with limited experience handling criminal civil rights cases must attend the first day; experienced attorneys and agents who would benefit from a refresher on the statutes are encouraged to attend the first day as well.Day One will focus on “color of law” (law enforcement misconduct) and hate crime prosecutions. Instructors will identify and review the elements of the statutes used to prosecute misconduct committed by police, sheriff’s deputies, correctional officers and others who act under color of law. Attendees will learn about the challenges imposed by the Supreme Court’s Garrity line of cases in the investigative process. Instructors will discuss elements of the statutes used to prosecute hate crimes, including the limitations of each federal statute. Finally, there will be an overview of the basic approach for conducting a successful civil rights investigation. The remaining 2 ½ days of the seminar will include legal instruction and practical strategies for investigating and litigating criminal civil rights cases, including color of law and hate crimes. Topics will be presented in lecture and panel format, as well as small group discussions of a hypothetical color of law problem. Instructors will also provide an overview of human trafficking laws and investigative strategies. The program includes breakout sessions providing an opportunity to share best practices and strategize how to develop an effective civil rights enforcement program in a district or field office. AUSAs and DOJ attorneys may nominate FBI agents who are involved in criminal civil rights investigations to attend the course. He/she can include the name of the agent in the comments box when submitting their registration in learnDOJ. Please ask those agents nominees to complete our FY17 Nomination Form. AUSAs who are USAO Points of Contact for either 18 U.S.C. § 249 cases or criminal civil rights are especially encouraged to apply. The Office of Legal Education will make the final selections and notify those selected to attend.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Friday, July 24, 2020
Lynn Beard - 803-705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
64968
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
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Thursday, January 9, 2020
Robert Moore - 803-705-5654
E-Mail: rob.moore2@usdoj.gov
64536
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 16, 2019
Friday, October 18, 2019
Willie Miller - 803-705-5113
E-Mail: willie.d.miller@usdoj.gov
64457
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Friday, March 13, 2020
Lynn Beard - 803-705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
64926
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, December 17, 2019
Thursday, December 19, 2019
Leslie A. Hagen -
E-Mail: leslie.hagen3@usdoj.gov
64532
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Criminal Tax Seminar

New course, description coming soon…

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Friday, July 24, 2020
Lynn Beard - 803-705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
64643
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Crisis Management Coordinators' (CMC) Training for USAO and FBI CMCs

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

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Friday, March 27, 2020
Tami Cottrill - 803-705-5132
E-Mail: tami.cottrill@usdoj.gov
70084
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, November 6, 2019
Friday, November 8, 2019
Lynn Beard - 803-705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
64475
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Thursday, April 2, 2020
Lynn Beard - 803-705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
64734
Active
Washington, DC
Prerequisites:
Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team 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.Every year people are murdered at the hands of an intimate partner. Increasingly, criminal justice professionals and other practitioners involved in domestic violence cases are using domestic violence fatality reviews as a tool that may help reduce the many deaths due to intimate partner homicide. In a fatality review, community practitioners and service providers identify homicides and suicides resulting from domestic violence, examine the events leading up to the death, identify gaps in service delivery, and improve preventive interventions. Fatality reviews can reveal trends and may lead to changes to the system that could prevent future deaths. They may also enhance prevention and intervention programs aimed at reducing the death toll from acts of domestic violence. Reviewing domestic violence deaths over time might identify broader issues with social policies, criminal justice intervention strategies, and political initiatives.This training is designed for federal and tribal criminal justice professionals and community service providers who investigate, prosecute, and respond to domestic violence crimes. It will address what constitutes a domestic violence fatality review, how to convene a review, and it will address legal issues–like confidentially–that frequently arise during the review process. Priority admission will go to applicants working on cases arising in Indian Country. This class will have a mock fatality review exercise component. Criminal justice professionals and community service providers working cases together are encouraged to register as a team.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, April 6, 2020
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Leslie Hagen -
E-Mail: leslie.hagen3@usdoj.gov
64622
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
E-Discovery for Civil Assistant United States Attorneys Seminar

NOTE: You will be able to register for a scheduled offering of this course only after completing the Preregistration Survey. Prerequisites are listed under the Item Details. AFTER COMPLETING THE PREREGISTRATION SURVEY, YOU MUST RETURN TO THE TO-DO LIST ON YOUR HOME SCREEN TO REGISTER FOR THE COURSE. Course Description: The Office of Legal Education is offering a 2 1/2 day seminar on E-Discovery designed for Civil Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs). Focusing on civil cases of the type and complexity regularly handled by AUSAs, the seminar will cover basic, intermediate, and advanced concepts in E-Discovery. It will address working with client agencies, project management, collecting evidence from social media, designing search strategies, effective use of the Rule 26(f) conference, and other E-Discovery strategies.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Thursday, September 24, 2020
Tammy Campbell - 803-705-5166
E-Mail: tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
64686
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
EARS Experienced Evaluator Training

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

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Thursday, December 5, 2019
Terry Fox - 803-705-5148
E-Mail: therersa.fox@usdoj.gov
64527
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
EARS Team Leader and Administrative Lead Seminar

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. The leads will also participate in a management training workshop and provide feedback to EARS regarding its development.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, December 2, 2019
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Terry Fox - 803-705-5148
E-Mail: theresa.fox@usdoj.gov
64525
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Economic Espionage and Trade Secrets Seminar

NOTE: You will be able to register for a scheduled offering of this course only after completing the Preregistration Survey. Prerequisites are listed under the Item Details. This course is intended for prosecutors and federal agents who investigate and prosecute trade secret theft and economic espionage cases. The course is designed to provide a practical learning experience based on case studies, panel discussions, and topical lectures. Topics will include best practices in investigating and charging trade secret cases, the use of protective orders to guard trade secrets during the criminal justice process and other discovery issues, special issues involving related civil litigation, working with industry, sentencing and valuation issues, the differences between trade secret theft and economic espionage, and the approval process for charging economic espionage. A number of recent trade secret and economic espionage act cases will be featured. At the conclusion of the course, students will have a practical understanding of key trade secret issues and an enhanced ability to investigate and prosecute these cases. Prosecutors who work with agents conducting trade secret and/or economic espionage investigations may nominate those agents to also attend the training if the prosecutor feels that it would be beneficial.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Friday, October 18, 2019
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E-Mail:
64922
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Effective Coordination to Maximize Asset Recovery for Crime Victims

New course, description coming soon…

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Friday, November 15, 2019
Angie Inscore - 803-705-5135
E-Mail: angie.inscore@usdoj.gov
64518
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Elder Justice Seminar

This seminar is designed to give Assistant United States Attorneys and Department of Justice trial attorneys the tools they need to bring "failure of care" cases against nursing facilities and other long-term care providers for fraudulently billing federal health care programs for materially substandard care. Because these cases often involve specialized subject matter and resources, and can be time-intensive, the training will take a nuts-and-bolts approach. It will include presentations by an interagency and interdisciplinary faculty on topics such as the regulatory scheme governing skilled nursing facilities, the various sources of relevant evidence, proof of understaffing, identification and use of medical reviewers and other experts, applicable legal theories, piercing the corporate veil, damages, and injunctive relief.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Friday, November 15, 2019
Willie Miller - 803-705-5113
E-Mail: willie.d.miller@usdoj.gov
64520
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Electronic Evidence Seminar

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

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Thursday, December 19, 2019
Willie Miller - 803-705-5113
E-Mail: willie.d.miller@usdoj.gov
64788
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Friday, May 15, 2020
Lynn Beard - 803-705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
64631
Active
Washington, D.C.
Prerequisites:
Environmental Crimes Seminar

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

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Friday, May 15, 2020
Willie Miller - 803-705-5113
E-Mail: willie.d.miller@usdoj.gov
64637
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Evidence for Civil Litigators Seminar

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

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Tammy Campbell - 803-705-5166
E-Mail: tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
64531
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
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Friday, August 21, 2020
Willie Miller - 803-705-5113
E-Mail: willie.d.miller@usdoj.gov
64672
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Facilities and Support Services Conference

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

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Friday, February 21, 2020
Terry Fox - 803-705-5148
E-Mail: theresa.fox@usdoj.gov
64583
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Federal Criminal and Grand Jury Practice

This seminar is intended for new criminal federal prosecutors and is designed to teach them the fundamentals of criminal federal practice, including the Rules of Fed. Crim. Proc., how to draft complaints, indictments, and search warrants; magistrate court practice; the elements of commonly charged offenses; and a detailed treatment of conspiracy law. The course also presents an in depth look at grand jury procedure, including mechanics, secrecy, 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. The course also addresses ethical issues attendant to grand jury practice.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Friday, October 4, 2019
Lynn Beard - 803-705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
64443
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Financial Litigation Unit (FLU) Chiefs and Coordinators’ Conference

NOTE: Registration is a two-step process. You must register and complete the pre-enrollment survey to be considered. Please copy and paste the following link in your browser to access the pre-enrollment survey: https://survey.ole.justice.gov/snapwebhost/s.asp?k=152275703576 This conference is the second annual meeting of Financial Litigation Unit (FLU) Chiefs/Coordinators from every United States Attorney’s Office. The 2.5-day conference provides an important opportunity for participants to update their skills and operational knowledge in financial litigation law, practice, procedures, and policy. This interactive and intensive conference will include lectures and breakout sessions to address various legal and management issues, such as recent case law developments, ethics, foreclosures, bankruptcy, and working with the U.S. Marshals Service. In addition, the Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA) will provide updates on FLU policy questions. Participants are expected to stay through the entire training. We intend to offer one slot to the FLU Chief/Coordinator from each district, with additional FLU AUSAs approved to attend as space allows.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Friday, June 19, 2020
Angie Inscore - 803-705-5135
E-Mail: angie.inscore@usdoj.gov
64537
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
First Assistant United States Attorneys' Conference

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

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, July 6, 2020
Friday, July 10, 2020
Terry Fox - 803-705-5148
E-Mail: theresa.fox@usdoj.gov
64658
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, May 4, 2020
Thursday, May 7, 2020
Leslie A. Hagen -
E-Mail: leslie.hagen3@usdoj.gov
64635
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Healthcare Fraud Coordinators' 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. 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 conference is designed for civil and criminal healthcare fraud coordinators in the United States Attorneys’ offices and will address their roles and responsibilities. Topics will include: how to build a healthcare practice, working with agencies and other Department components, and availability and instruction on use of resources to assist coordinators and Assistant United States Attorneys in their practice. Additionally, the course will focus on case studies, legal updates, best practices, and offer practical tips and guidance in the healthcare fraud arena.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Thursday, July 16, 2020
Tammy Campbell - 803-705-5166
E-Mail: tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
64659
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Human Resources Boot Camp I

This training has been developed primarily for Human Resources Specialists and Human Resources Officers who are relatively new (1-3 years) to the United States Attorneys' offices’ community. Human Resources Specialists who desire a refresher on the foundation of human resources functional areas to include Classification, Staffing, Performance Management, Employee Training and Development, Employee Relations, and Pay and Leave Administration may apply. Human Resources Information Systems will also be addressed at various points throughout the training so participants should have some proficiency in eOPF, USA Staffing, and NFC. Senior Human Resources Assistants may also apply but will only be selected on a space-available basis. The training aims to provide in-depth coverage of critical operational topics and raise awareness of general Human Resources principles, policies, and procedures so that participants can carry out core Human Resources functions more effectively, efficiently, and independently.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Friday, July 24, 2020
Terry Fox - 803-705-5148
E-Mail: theresa.fox@usdoj.gov
64662
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Human Resources Boot Camp II

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

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Friday, November 8, 2019
Terry Fox - 803-705-5148
E-Mail: theresa.fox@usdoj.gov
64479
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Human Resources National Conference

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

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, January 27, 2020
Friday, January 31, 2020
Terry Fox - 803-705-5148
E-Mail: theresa.fox@usdoj.gov
64550
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Human Trafficking Seminar

This seminar is intended for Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) and Department of Justice (DOJ) attorneys who handle human trafficking cases. Those who have never attended any extended training on human trafficking are especially encouraged to apply. Topics will be presented in lecture, panel and workshop formats designed to stimulate group discussion, and will include breakout sessions to focus on problem solving. Topics will include a legal overview of federal human trafficking statutes; effective strategies to identify, investigate, and prosecute human trafficking cases; understanding victim trauma, building rapport, and stabilization strategies; charging and trial considerations in different types of trafficking cases; and sentencing and restitution. There also will be an ethics presentation. The Office of Legal Education will make the final selections and notify those selected to attend.Assistant United States Attorneys and DOJ attorneys are encouraged to nominate federal and local law enforcement officers who are or may become involved in human trafficking investigations by clicking on this link. The Office of Legal Education will make the final selections and notify those selected to attend.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Friday, October 25, 2019
Lynn Beard - 803-705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
64446
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Human Trafficking in Indian Country Seminar

The Department of Justice’s National Indian Country Training Initiative, together with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, is pleased to announce the Human Trafficking in Indian Country Seminar. This seminar is intended for federal and tribal criminal justice professionals working in Indian Country. This seminar will serve to enhance participant’s understanding of legal definitions, elements of federal offenses, and current issues and challenges of human trafficking enforcement. The training will include in-depth discussions of effective strategies for identifying, investigating, and prosecuting human trafficking cases, including prosecutors' roles in planning successful enforcement operations; strategies for developing victim testimony; pretrial litigation strategies; effective trial presentation in human trafficking prosecutions; and sentencing issues. This seminar will focus primarily on sex trafficking.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Friday, January 24, 2020
Leslie A. Hagen -
E-Mail: leslie.hagen3@usdoj.gov
64545
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Indian Country Criminal Trial Advocacy Seminar

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

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, October 28, 2019
Friday, November 1, 2019
Leslie A. Hagen -
E-Mail: leslie.hagen3@usdoj.gov
64468
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
Monday, November 18, 2019
Friday, November 22, 2019
Leslie A. Hagen -
E-Mail: leslie.hagen3@usdoj.gov
64522
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Intermediate Civil Law for Support Staff Seminar

The target audience for this seminar is support staff working in the civil section of a United States Attorney’s office wanting to gain a better understanding of the concepts related to electronic discovery. The seminar will focus on use of the United States Attorney’s offices’ litigation technology software applications and how to organize discovery, increase efficiency and effectiveness of cases, improve overall case management, and improve discovery productions. During this seminar, students will learn the basic rules and terminology relating to E-discovery; processing options and strategies for processing electronically stored information (ESI); what critical decisions must be made during processing of ESI; how to plan the best strategy for managing electronic and paper discovery; and what the capabilities and limitations are of the litigation support software applications. Students will also be given an opportunity to participate in hands-on breakout sessions using ESI processing software (IPRO eScan-IT or LAW PreDiscovery) and ESI management software (IPRO Eclipse SE, Relativity, or CaseMap). While this is an intermediate course, no prior knowledge of the above-mentioned software is required. Upon completion of the training, students will be given a follow-on project to complete which relates directly to the training they received.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Thursday, August 13, 2020
Robert Moore - 803-705-5654
E-Mail: rob.moore2@usdoj.gov
64670
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Intermediate Criminal Law for Support Staff Seminar

This 3 ½ day seminar is designed for support staff working in the criminal section of a United States Attorney’s Office who have more than five years’ experience. Applicants should work primarily on non-OCDETF Narcotics cases or Border and Immigration cases. Only personnel who work on these types of cases will be accepted for this training. Participants will learn the principles governing charging decisions, discovery, and trial preparation of non-OCDETF Narcotics cases or Border and Immigration cases and the role of support staff in the process. Future offerings of this course will focus on other practice areas within the Criminal Division of a United States Attorney’s Office.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Robert Moore - 803-705-5654
E-Mail: rob.moore2@usdoj.gov
64683
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
International Coordinators' Conference

This conference is designed for the International Coordinators (ICs) within the U.S. Attorney’s offices and the Department of Justice litigating components. It will feature a discussion of issues that arise in working with foreign counterparts, particularly those prosecutors face in investigating and prosecuting complex multi-jurisdictional and transnational criminal matters. Topics for this conference are expected to include changes and developments at OIA; the ICs' role and responsibilities; "hot button" international legal and policy issues; developing U.S. requests to obtain fugitives or evidence located abroad; executing extradition requests and foreign requests for assistance, including electronic evidence; working with DOJ and law enforcement attachés, the State Department and U.S. embassies throughout the world; and resources available to the ICs, including the OIA website.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Friday, May 29, 2020
Tami Cottrill - 803-705-5132
E-Mail: tami.cottrill@usdoj.gov
64642
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
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Angie Inscore - 803-705-5135
E-Mail: angie.inscore@usdoj.gov
64650
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Introduction to Civil Discovery For Support Staff

This 2 1/2 day course will focus on discovery issues and rules that cover processing and turning over discovery in a civil case.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Robert Moore - 803-705-5654
E-Mail: rob.moore2@usdoj.gov
64463
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Friday, June 5, 2020
Robert Moore - 803-705-5654
E-Mail: rob.moore2@usdoj.gov
64647
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, January 8, 2020
Friday, January 10, 2020
Willie Miller - 803-705-5113
E-Mail: willie.d.miller@usdoj.gov
64535
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 17, 2019
Thursday, December 19, 2019
Robert Moore - 803-705-5654
E-Mail: rob.moore2@usdoj.gov
64533
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
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Angie Inscore - 803-705-5135
E-Mail: angie.inscore@usdoj.gov
64674
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 3, 2020
Friday, June 5, 2020
Tami Cottrill - 803-705-5132
E-Mail: tami.cottrill@usdoj.gov
64646
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Investigation and Prosecution of Child Fatalities, Neglect, and Abuse 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 is for federal and tribal prosecutors, investigators, medical and mental health providers, social workers, and child protective services workers who investigate and prosecute Indian Country fatalities, neglect, and abuse cases involving children. This training is also applicable to individuals who investigate and prosecute child fatalities, neglect, and abuse cases on military bases and other federal enclaves. This course will offer participants knowledge and skills necessary to investigate and prosecute complex cases involving children through presentations by national experts in medicine, forensic investigation, and prosecution. The following topics will be addressed: federal jurisdiction and mandatory reporting statutes, causes of abuse-related injuries and death, medical evidence in severe abuse and neglect, interview and interrogation, scene investigation, effective prosecution strategies, countering defense strategies, and evidence collection and documentation.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, March 23, 2020
Friday, March 27, 2020
Leslie Hagen -
E-Mail: leslie.hagen3@usdoj.gov
64615
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Investigation and Prosecution of Indian Country Criminal Enterprises

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

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, August 31, 2020
Thursday, September 3, 2020
Leslie A. Hagen -
E-Mail: leslie.hagen3@usdoj.gov
64679
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
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Thursday, July 16, 2020
Angie Inscore - 803-705-5135
E-Mail: angie.inscore@usdoj.gov
64661
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
MLARS Financial Investigations Seminar

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

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Thursday, December 19, 2019
Angie Inscore - 803-705-5135
E-Mail: angie.inscore@usdoj.gov
64534
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Managing the National Security/Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council (ATAC) Program and National Security Investigations in the United States Attorneys' Offices Seminar

This seminar is for National Security/Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council (ATAC) Coordinators to provide information on best practices with regard to ATAC activities (including ATAC management, meetings/training, information-sharing, and initiatives) and managing national security investigations and prosecutions in the USAOs (including USAO structure, 415 file reviews, and administrative issues). Intelligence Specialists and Law Enforcement Coordinators who are actively engaged in the management of the district's ATAC program are also invited to attend.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, April 20, 2020
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Tami Cottrill - 803-705-5132
E-Mail: tami.cottrill@usdoj.gov
64629
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Medical Malpractice Seminar

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

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Thursday, April 9, 2020
Tammy Campbell - 803-705-5166
E-Mail: tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
64607
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 28, 2020
Friday, July 31, 2020
Doreen Smith - 803-705-5152
E-Mail: doreen.f.smith@usdoj.gov
64665
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
NAGPRA and ARPA Expert Witness Training

New course, description coming soon…

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, June 22, 2020
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Leslie Hagen -
E-Mail: leslie.hagen3@usdoj.gov
64653
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
National Institute on the Prosecution of Human Trafficking in Indian Country

New course, description coming soon...

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, January 13, 2020
Friday, January 17, 2020
Leslie Hagen -
E-Mail: leslie.hagen3@usdoj.gov
64497
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
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
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Friday, March 20, 2020
Tami Cottrill - 803-705-5132
E-Mail: tami.cottrill@usdoj.gov
64609
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
National Security Symposium

New course, description coming soon…

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, December 2, 2019
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Tami Cottrill - 803-705-5132
E-Mail: tami.cottrill@usdoj.gov
64526
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Monday, February 3, 2020
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Tami Cottrill - 803-705-5132
E-Mail: tami.cottrill@usdoj.gov
64565
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Monday, August 24, 2020
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Tami Cottrill - 803-705-5132
E-Mail: tami.cottrill@usdoj.gov
64675
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Negotiation and Mediation 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 to access the pre-enrollment survey: https://survey.ole.justice.gov/snapwebhost/s.asp?k=153548395752 Course Description: 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, panel presentations, and practical exercises involving role plays and feedback.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Friday, May 29, 2020
Tammy Campbell - 803-705-5166
E-Mail: tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
64644
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, November 18, 2019
Friday, November 22, 2019
Robert Moore - 803-705-5654
E-Mail: rob.moore2@usdoj.gov
64523
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Monday, April 20, 2020
Friday, April 24, 2020
Robert Moore - 803-705-5654
E-Mail: rob.moore2@usdoj.gov
64630
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Organized Crime/Gang Coordinators' Conference

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

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Friday, June 12, 2020
Lynn Beard - 803-705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
64648
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, August 19, 2020
Friday, August 21, 2020
Katie Cauthen - 803-705-5127
E-Mail: katie.cauthen@usdoj.gov
70508
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Presentation Skills for Training and Trial

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

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Friday, October 4, 2019
Katie Stewart - 803-705-5127
E-Mail: katherine.stewart@usdoj.gov
64445
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Friday, November 15, 2019
Katherine Stewart - 803-705-5127
E-Mail: katherine.stewart@usdoj.gov
64706
Active
Washington, DC
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Katherine Stewart - 803-705-5127
E-Mail: katherine.stewart@usdoj.gov
64580
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Thursday, April 2, 2020
Katherine Stewart - 803-705-5127
E-Mail: katherine.stewart@usdoj.gov
64707
Active
Washington, DC
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Friday, September 11, 2020
Katherine Stewart - 803-705-5127
E-Mail: katherine.stewart@usdoj.gov
64682
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Professional Responsibility Officers' (PRO) Conference

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

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Thursday, June 18, 2020
Tammy Campbell - 803-705-5166
E-Mail: tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
64651
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Project Safe Childhood Basic Online Child Exploitation Seminar

NOTE: You will be able to register for a scheduled offering of this course only after completing the Prerequisite Survey. Prerequisites are listed under the Item Details. This seminar will provide prosecutors who may be newer to Project Safe Childhood (PSC) the knowledge and skills to investigate and prosecute child pornography and other technology-facilitated child exploitation cases. Attendees will learn how to most effectively build a case from the investigative inception and obtain a conviction and appropriate sentence.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Friday, January 24, 2020
Willie Miller - 803-705-5113
E-Mail: willie.d.miller@usdoj.gov
64544
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Project Safe Childhood Investigating and Prosecuting the Prostitution of Children Seminar

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

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Friday, March 6, 2020
Lynn Beard - 803-705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
64595
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Prosecuting Heroin, Fentanyl and Synthetic Opioid Cases

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

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Thursday, September 3, 2020
Lynn Beard - 803-705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
64678
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Public Corruption Seminar

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

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Friday, October 11, 2019
Willie Miller - 803-705-5113
E-Mail: willie.d.miller@usdoj.gov
64605
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Public Information Officers' Training

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

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, March 9, 2020
Friday, March 13, 2020
Terry Fox - 803-705-5148
E-Mail: theresa.fox@usdoj.gov
64602
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
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Friday, September 11, 2020
Willie Miller - 803-705-5113
E-Mail: willie.d.miller@usdoj.gov
64680
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Servicemembers' Rights Seminar

This course is designed for AUSAs and attorneys in the Civil Rights and Civil Divisions with current or future portfolios that impact the servicemember and veteran communities. SAUSAs, Civil Rights Coordinators, and attorneys with current USERRA and SCRA matters are especially encouraged to attend. The purpose of this training is to introduce and deepen attendees understanding of the laws that the Department of Justice enforces on behalf of servicemembers, veterans and their families including USERRA, the SCRA, and UOCAVA. In addition, course attendees will be provided materials and contacts specific to their district and real world examples in order for them to conduct effective local outreach with the military bases and communities. Course attendees will interact with local Judge Advocate Generals in breakout sessions designed to refine their skills at identifying issues distinct to servicemembers and veterans cases and familiarize themselves with military protocol. Specifically, course attendees will: (1) learn the laws that protect servicemembers, veterans and their families financial, employment and voting rights; (2) learn how conduct effective outreach to military communities and how to respond to specific case examples that are frequently raised at outreach events; and (3) work through specific USERRA, SCRA and financial fraud cases and matters and develop an outreach plan for their own district.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Tammy Campbell - 803-705-5166
E-Mail: tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
64521
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
The Investigation and Prosecution of Arson

New course, description coming soon…

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Monday, August 3, 2020
Thursday, August 6, 2020
Leslie Hagen -
E-Mail: leslie.hagen3@usdoj.gov
64668
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 3, 2019
Thursday, December 5, 2019
Lynn Beard - 803-705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
64524
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 15, 2020
Friday, April 17, 2020
Terry Fox - 803-705-5148
E-Mail: theresa.fox@usdoj.gov
64628
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Training for New EEO Counselors and Investigators

The EEO New Counselor and Investigator Training course is designed to certify USAO employees as official collateral-duty Counselors and Investigators. This 32 hour course meets and exceeds the requirements set forth by the EEOC for EEO Counselors and Investigators. Don¿t miss your opportunity to learn about the EEO complaint process, the job of a Counselor and Investigator, and the latest developments in EEO law and conflict resolution. Every USAO should have someone with this valuable knowledge and skills.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Friday, January 17, 2020
Terry Fox - 803-705-5148
E-Mail: theresa.fox@usdoj.gov
64539
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
Voter Protection and Election Crime 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 course is designed to prepare participants for the Department's role in the 2016 federal election season and enhance the Department's law enforcement response to ballot fraud, campaign finance offenses, and civil rights violations that take place in connection with the election process. This seminar will include a detailed discussion of the criminal and civil laws, procedures, and remedies related to voting rights, campaign finance, and ballot fraud crimes. It will provide guidance on election day logistics and will include an hour of legal ethics. Pursuant to the memorandum from the Deputy Attorney General dated February 23, 2016, Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) who serve as District Election Officers (DEOs) and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agents who are the Election Crime Coordinators (ECCs) in their field divisions who did not attend the 2012 seminar are required to attend. The seminar is also open to Justice Department Attorneys, AUSAs, and other Department of Justice personnel whose responsibilities may include election or campaign-related enforcement issues, as space permits.

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Friday, February 7, 2020
Lynn Beard - 803-705-5143
E-Mail: lynn.beard@usdoj.gov
64570
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
eDiscovery Office Coordinator Conference

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

Begin Date End Date Course Contact Info Course Nbr Status Location
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Friday, February 21, 2020
Tammy Campbell - 803-705-5166
E-Mail: tammy.campbell2@usdoj.gov
64582
Active
Columbia, South Carolina
Prerequisites:
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