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Tim Carrier
Manager, Distance Education Team, Office of Legal Education, Executive Office for United States Attorneys, US Department of Justice

Timothy J. Carrier is the manager of and executive producer for the Justice Television Network (JTN) and Media Services for the Office of Legal Education (OLE) in the U.S. Department of Justice. JTN/Media Services is the major component of OLE’s Distance Education team. OLE is located at the National Advocacy Center (NAC) on the University of South Carolina (USC) campus in Columbia, South Carolina. The OLE is the primary training arm of the Department of Justice (DOJ) for Federal prosecutors, litigators and legal support staff, as well as supporting the mission of the DOJ’s major law enforcement bureaus, offices, boards and divisions.

JTN is a secure satellite-based video distribution system, and the programming it produces is the primary distance learning platform in support of OLE’s mission. JTN produces and distributes hundreds of hours of critical legal training to a target audience of over 100,000 DOJ and other Federal legal staff.

In addition to JTN, the NAC Media Services operation supports Audio-Visual classroom technology for on-site classes at the NAC, a 264 guest room hotel/conference center with 10 auditorium classrooms and 10 simulated courtrooms.

Since its inception in 1998, Carrier has managed the daily operations, design, installations and contracts associated with JTN/Media Services, overseeing a current staff of approximately 20 production, audio-visual and engineering professionals. He was involved in the design of the facilities beginning in planning stages since 1994.

Prior to that, Tim was a professional television producer and journalist working for the University of South Carolina as well as the South Carolina Educational Television Network, producing news and documentaries, and receiving numerous professional awards for his work. He consulted on media installations for the South Carolina General Assembly during its renovation in the mid-1990s. Carrier is a 1984 Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor in Media Arts.