PUBLISHED: 4:08 PM on Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Kenai district attorney accepts statewide prosecuting position
ANCHORAGE - Kenai District Attorney June Stein will be transferring to a statewide position with the Department of Law's Rural Prosecutions Unit within the Office of Special Prosecutions and Appeals located in Anchorage.

The Rural Prosecution Unit enhances prosecution efforts in rural Alaska. The unit aids district attorney offices throughout the state when they are short staffed and there are an insufficient number of attorneys to handle the caseload, or when the office receives cases that are so complex that the local attorney(s) are unable to complete the necessary investigation and motion work without neglecting the normal operation of the office. The unit also assists in developing the skills of those less experienced prosecutors in rural offices who lack sufficient experience to handle complex or serious felony prosecutions.

Ms. Stein has been a prosecutor in the Kenai DA's Office for over five years and has been the DA for the past four years. She will be starting her new position on August 1.

"June is an excellent prosecutor who has worked very hard for her community," said Deputy Attorney General Rick Svobodny. "She is a role model for the type of attorneys Alaska needs."