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Office Administration Trainings

Office Administration
June 2-6, 2014, Salem, MA
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Shrinking Budgets; Overwhelming Caseloads; Frequent Staff Turnover; Reduced Resources; Newly Elected Chief Prosecutors; High Profile Cases; and Prosecutor Backlash; these are just some of the issues facing management in the prosecutor’s office as well as any government attorney’s office. Additionally given the current financial climate, rising crime rates, hiring freezes, travel restrictions for training and in-house training needs, employee morale issues, meeting federal mandates, media scrutiny, and safety concerns for employees in “high risk” divisions, managers face immense concerns. Chief Prosecutors, First Assistants, Supervisors of Trial Teams and Administrative Professional Staff must be conversant on a variety of issues. Our experienced multidisciplinary faculty members, like you, work on the front lines with these daily challenges. Our faculty consists of attorney and non-attorney supervisors, chief prosecutors and management consultants. The Office Administration course affords you a variety of formats—workshops, lectures and brainstorming sessions designed with your interests in mind. The less formal participatory sessions provide an excellent opportunity for you to not only learn how to be a more effective administrator, but also discuss common issues with your peers from across the country struggling with these same problems.

Some topics included in the program:

  • Effective Evaluation Tools
  • Transforming Complaints into Improvement Initiatives
  • Problem Solving: Breaking Through Barriers of Negativity
  • Leadership and Managing Change
  • Hitting the Campaign Trail
  • Discrimination Law
  • Interviewing Strategies
  • Creating Paperless File Management Systems
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Building Trust and Engaging your Staff
  • Increasing Morale
  • Dealing with the Media
  • Mentoring and Knowledge Sharing
  • Litigation of Employment Matters
  • Realistic Budgets
  • Maintaining Productive Relationships with Administrative Professionals
  • Revising Policy Manuals for 21st Century Technological Concerns
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Grant Writing and Management
  • Ethical Issues and Professional Responsibility
  • Procuring Affordable Technology for the Office

Don’t miss this opportunity to join us for an amazing educational experience.

Hawthorne Hotel
18 Washington Square West
Salem, MA 01970

Hotel Reservations — The group code is NDA601.
Hotel Cut Off Date May 18, 2014
The Hawthorne Hotel is located in the heart of historic Salem, Massachusetts. The Hotel has a rich history that began in 1925 and has welcomed numerous leisure travelers as well as dignitaries and celebrities. Episodes of iconic shows including Bewitched, What Not to Wear and Ghost Hunters have all been filmed on this historic property. Although perhaps best-known for the infamous Salem Witch Trials, Salem also has an illustrious maritime history. The city offers visitors a wealth of historic and modern activities. You may visit restaurants and unique shops in Salem just outside the hotel doors or visit nearby shops, restaurants and tourists’ attractions in nearby Boston.
Instructions for online reservations

Instructions for booking online:

  • Click on RESERVATIONS at the top left of the screen under the hotel logo
  • Click on Book Now and enter Arrival/Departure info; Room Information and then under Rate Information enter the code NDA601
  • All available rooms will be presented. Choose room and complete reservation process
  • Take a virtual tour of the Hawthorne Hotel.

$119 single / double / triple or quadruple occupancy plus 10.7 % tax. Free wireless Internet in guestrooms, free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, waiver of phone access fees for hotel guestrooms, complimentary health club entry and all guest parking at the hotel is free subject to availability on a first-come first-serve basis. Room rates are valid three days before and three days after course based on room availability

CLE: Anticipated CLE credits will be approximately 20 hours, including at least one hour of Ethics. Questions regarding CLE can be directed to

Eligibility: Open to all supervisory staff in prosecutors’ and government attorneys’ offices, i.e. lawyers in local, state, federal and military prosecutors’ offices, administrative professionals, paralegals who work in prosecutors’ offices and investigators who are employed by a prosecutor’s office.

Course Tuition is $595, which includes admission and course materials. NDAA adheres to a policy of non-discrimination in admissions, scholarship awards, and administration. The first attendee from an office pays full tuition. Each additional attendee from the same office will receive a $50 discount.

Cancellations and Refund Policy:
Full refunds will be made for cancellations received by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, 10 business days prior to the beginning of the course. Refunds, less $60 for administrative fees, will be made for cancellations received after this date.

Attendees are responsible for their own lodging and travel expenses. NDAA’s travel agency, Hamilton Xpress Travel Services can assist you with any of your travel needs. Reach them at 708.372.3780. HERTZ and AVIS offer discounts through NDAA. Contact Hamilton Xpress for more information.

Course Schedule:
On Site Registration at 8:00 a.m. Monday, June 2.
Orientation at 9:15 a.m. Monday, June 2.
Closes Friday, June 6 at noon.

Register online

Further Questions: Contact course director Candace Mosley: cmosley@ndaa.orgor project coordinator/registrar Rebecca Weaver:


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