Image

RESOURCES

Stay informed with educational resources, news resources such as newsletters, articles, etc. as well as research information.

Go to Resources
Image

NEWS

You'll have access to the Nova Scotia Crown Attorneys Association newsletter and scheduled events calendar. Keep up to date on important topics.

Open Newsletter
Image

AWARDS

Awards that recognize a lawyer's exceptional achievement in the Nova Scotia public service either over a career or for specific contributions to public law.

Go to Awards
Image

MEMBERS

Connect with fellow Crown Attorneys in all regions of the Nova Scotia justice system. Direct message and more with the entire community.

Directory
 

"My job as a prosecutor is to do justice. And justice is served when a guilty man is convicted and an innocent man is not."
- Sonia Sotomayor


 
Image

Role of the Public Prosecution Service

The Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service prosecutes charges laid under the Criminal Code and under Nova Scotia statutes such as the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Cases are handled by lawyers called Crown Attorneys. About 100 Crown Attorneys across the province handle about 50,000 cases each year in Nova Scotia.

Role of the Nova Scotia Crown Attorneys' Association

Negotiating salaries, professional fees, working conditions and related matters on behalf of its members;

Negotiating with the employer to resolve grievances and other disputes arising between NSCAA members and the employer; and Conducting continuing legal education programs for NSCAA members including an annual NSCAA educational conference.


 

Crown Attorney

"The role of prosecutor excludes any notion of winning or losing; his function is matter of public duty than which in civil life there can be none charged with greater personal responsibility." − R v Boucher 

  • Read More
    Safety concerns at the CCRB
    February 21, 2019
  • Read More
    NOTICE OF SPECIAL RESOLUTION
    September 14, 2018
  • Read More
    Proposed NSCAA bylaws
    June 5, 2018
  • Read More
    Crown appeals ruling ending N.S. fraud case because of 'careless' RCMP
    January 18, 2018
  • Read More
    Nova Scotia hires two Crown attorneys to focus on sexual-assault cases
    January 18, 2018
  • Read More
    Gerrard appointed newest Crown attorney in Halifax
    November 29, 2017
  • Read More
    Crown Attorneys Appointed in Halifax and Dartmouth
    March 30, 2017
  • Read More
    Crown attorney appointed in Bridgewater
    January 4, 2017
  • Read More
    Crown Attorney Appointed in Amherst
    November 28, 2016
  • Read More
    Crown attorney Ken Haley appointed to Nova Scotia Supreme Court
    February 17, 2010

Log in now!

Gain access to your profile and important information with resource links. If you do not have an account you may register for one here, using the provided Registration code from your association executive.

Go To My Account