Josie McKinney has been appointed a Crown attorney in the Yarmouth office of the Public Prosecution Service. The appointment was announced today, Jan. 6, by Martin Herschorn, director of Public Prosecutions. “I am pleased to have Ms. McKinney join our team,” said Mr. Herschorn. “Her prosecutorial experience and enthusiasm will be very beneficial to the Public Prosecution Service.” A native of Harvey, N.B., Ms. McKinney graduated from the University of New Brunswick in 2004 with a bachelor of philosophy in interdisciplinary leadership studies and graduated from Dalhousie Law School in 2006. She articled with the Nova Scotia Department of Justice and Public Prosecution Service. In 2007, Ms. McKinney was appointed a staff lawyer at the University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic where she practiced criminal and administrative law. While at Dalhousie, Ms. McKinney was a law student caseworker at Dalhousie Legal Aid providing legal representation, under the supervision of lawyers, to low-income families on matters of criminal law, family law and tenant rights. She also tutored law students in the areas of criminal law and evidence. Ms. McKinney was one of four law students to represent Dalhousie law school at the Gale Cup Moot Competition in 2005-06.
Crown Attorney Appointed in Yarmouth