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Department of Justice updates, renames U.S. Attorneys’ Manual

Jaclyn Jaeger | September 26, 2018

The Department of Justice announced the roll out of an updated U.S. Attorneys’ Manual, now titled the Justice Manual. It is the first comprehensive review and overhaul of the manual in more than 20 years. 

“This was truly a Department-wide effort, involving hundreds of employees collaborating from many different Department components,” said Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. “To mark this significant undertaking, and to emphasize that the Manual applies beyond the United States Attorneys’ Offices, we have renamed it the Justice Manual. Though the name has changed, the Manual will continue as a valuable means of improving efficiency, promoting consistency, and ensuring that applicable Department policies remain readily available to all employees as they carry out the Department’s vital mission.”

By 2017, many provisions of the manual no longer reflected current law and Department practice. This diminished the manual’s effectiveness as an internal Department...

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