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Bachman Takes On New Role in Department of Law


December 6, 2012, Anchorage, Alaska – Anchorage District Attorney Adrienne Bachman will be moving into a new role for the Department of Law, handling special assignments for the Criminal Division Central Office. Her first assignments will be to review the department’s policies and practices in prosecuting domestic violence and sexual assault cases to ensure they are aggressively prosecuted. Bachman has more than 25 years of experience as a prosecutor in Alaska, taking on tough criminal cases from Ketchikan to St. Paul Island. Bachman has spent a significant portion of her career focused on domestic violence and sexual assault cases.

“Adrienne is a dedicated public servant who has spent more than 25 years fighting to keep Alaskans safe,” said Deputy Attorney General Rick Svobodny. 

In addition to prosecution, Bachman also has an extensive background in teaching. She served as a faculty member at the National College of District Attorneys based in Columbia, South Carolina, training prosecutors from around the country. She has also provided training within Alaska for law enforcement, victim advocacy groups and other agencies that work in areas related to child abuse and sexual assault.

Bachman was appointed Anchorage district attorney on July 19, 2007. She joined the Department of Law in 1986 as an assistant district attorney in the Anchorage District Attorney’s Office. Between 1991 and 1993, Bachman was a temporary assistant district attorney in Ketchikan before taking a permanent position in the Palmer District Attorney’s Office. She then transferred to the Anchorage District Attorney’s Office in 1994 where she has served since. 

Sharon Marshall, deputy district attorney in the Anchorage District Attorney’s Office, will serve as acting district attorney until a permanent replacement is appointed.

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