National District Attorneys Association

Published 07/23 2013 05:23PM

Updated 07/23 2013 07:41PM

JASPER COUNTY, MO.--- A local prosecutor will be working with attorneys across the country as part of a national board. Dean Dankelson will serve as a director at large for the National District Attorneys Association.

The group follows issues affecting prosecutors nationwide, both at the federal and state level. Dankelson says the appointment is a good chance to learn what's happening with cases in other parts of the country.

"What I have found in meeting prosecutors from all around the country is that we all deal with the same issues. But going to these meetings, you learn some new and innovative ways that folks have dealt with those issues that maybe we haven't thought of yet," said Dean Dankelson, Jasper County Prosecutor.

The group meets three times a year, including lobbying lawmakers in Washington D.C.

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