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James Scott named Juneau District Attorney

Posted: April 12, 2013 - 4:15pm  |  Updated: April 14, 2013 - 12:08am

Juneau has a new district attorney. The Department of Law today announced that James Scott will replace Dave Brower, who retires April 13 after almost 30 years of state service.

Scott is currently an assistant district attorney in the Ketchikan District Attorney’s Office. He has worked for the department in that capacity since 1999. Prior to that, he worked in Illinois for several years as a prosecutor and in private practice.

“Mr. Scott has had a great deal of experience and success handling all levels and types of criminal cases from traffic offenses to domestic violence cases to murder trials,” said Deputy Attorney General Rick Svobodny. “He is a dedicated prosecutor who will serve the Juneau community well as district attorney.”

Brower has been with the Department of Law for nearly 22 years, working in both the criminal and civil divisions. He was an officer in the Department of Corrections for eight years prior to pursuing a legal career.

“Mr. Brower has had an impact across the state from his criminal and civil work in both Nome and Juneau, to his statewide work as a traffic safety resource prosecutor helping reduce the incidence of driving-related crimes,” Svobodny added. “He has been a dedicated public servant in Alaska for almost 30 years and will be missed.”

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