Crown Attorney appointed in Antigonish

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Courtney MacNeil has been appointed a Crown attorney in Antigonish.

Martin Herschorn, director of public prosecutions, announced the appointment today, April 3.

“Ms. MacNeil’s educational background and her enthusiasm for the work of criminal prosecutions will make her a valuable addition to our team,” said Herschorn.

A native of Antigonish, MacNeil graduated from St. Francis Xavier University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and developmental studies and from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University in Halifax in 2015.

She articled with Legal Aid Ontario in Windsor concentrating on criminal and family law. In 2016 she was appointed a lawyer with Nova Scotia Legal Aid in Sydney where she focused mostly on family law.

While at Dalhousie, MacNeil was the vice president of the Environmental Law Students’ Society, a pro bono student advisory committee volunteer and a senior law student volunteer with the Salvation Army Atlantic Refugee and Immigration Service.

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