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"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


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.


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"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 

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    November 29, 2017
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    Crown Attorneys Appointed in Halifax and Dartmouth
    March 30, 2017
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    Crown attorney appointed in Bridgewater
    January 4, 2017
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    Crown Attorney Appointed in Amherst
    November 28, 2016
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    Crown attorney Ken Haley appointed to Nova Scotia Supreme Court
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