James Scott has been named the new District Attorney for Juneau, replacing Dave Brower, who will retire at the end of the month.
Scott is currently the Assistant District Attorney in Ketchikan, a position he’s held since 1999. Before that he worked in Illinois for several years as a prosecutor and in private practice.
In a news release from the state Department of Law, Deputy Attorney General Rick Svobodny – head of the Criminal Division – says “Mr. Scott has had a great deal of experience and success handling all levels and types of criminal cases” and “will serve the Juneau community well.”
Svobodny also thanked Brower, who worked nearly 22 years for the Law Department, in both the criminal and civil divisions.
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