The Washington Information Directory (WID) is one of the most historically successful publications at CQ Press. Although it is a “directory,” it has lived in the Library/Annual Edition portfolio because it has a unique profile - it is topically organized, and within the taxonomic structure the relevant organizations are listed not only with contact information but with a brief paragraph describing what the organization (whether government or non-governmental) does related to that topic. It focuses on Washington - in order to be listed, an organization must have an office in the Washington metropolitan area. These descriptions are not boilerplate advertising material from the organizations; rather, they are hand-crafted by a talented freelance research team. In addition, WID pulls together 55 organization charts for federal agencies, congressional resources related to each chapter topic, hotline and contact information for various specific areas of interest (from Food Safety Resources to internships in Washington), and an extensive list of active congressional caucuses and contact details. WID has two appendices, one with thorough information on congresspersons and committees, and the second with governors and embassies.
Chapter : Legal Professions and Resources
Legal Professions and Resources
Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys (Justice Dept.), 950 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., #2242, 20530-0001; Fax, (202) 252-1415. Corey Ellis, Director (Acting). Switchboard, (202) 514-2000.
Provides the offices of U.S. attorneys with technical assistance and supervision in areas of legal counsel, personnel, and training. Publishes the U.S. Attorneys’ Manual and United States Attorneys’ Bulletin. Administers the Attorney General’s Office of Legal Education, which conducts workshops and seminars to develop the litigation skills of the department’s attorneys in criminal and civil trials. Develops and implements Justice Dept. procedures for collecting criminal fines.
[Page 584]Justice Dept. (DOJ), Legal Policy (OLP), 950 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., #4234, 20530-0001; (202) 514-4601. Fax, (202) 514-2424. Kevin Jones, Assistant Attorney General (Acting).
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