United States Attorneys' Manual

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The United States Attorneys' Manual is a looseleaf text designed as a quick and ready reference for United States Attorneys and other employees of the United States Department of Justice responsible for the prosecution of violations of federal law. It contains general policies and guidance relevant to the work of the United States Attorneys' offices and to their relations with the legal divisions, investigative agencies, and other components within the Department of Justice.

The Manual is an internal document of the Department of Justice, and as such, does not have the force of law. It is updated periodically in much the same way as commercial looseleaf services are. New hard copies of the manual are issued annually to the Department's attorneys. It is also available online.

Organization of the Manual[edit]

The Manual is divided into nine titles:

  1. Organization and Functions
  2. Appeals
  3. Executive Office for United States Attorneys
  4. Civil
  5. Environment and Natural Resources Division
  6. Tax
  7. Antitrust
  8. Civil Rights
  9. Criminal

Each title has a corresponding Resource Manual, which includes copies of policies, form letters, and other documents.[1]


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