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Truro lawyer named as latest Crown attorney for local area


TRURO - A new Crown attorney has been appointed to the staff of the Truro prosecution office.

Laura Barrett, who has been with the Truro firm of Burchell MacDougall since 2008, has now become a full-time member of the Crown’s office, after previously serving as a per diem Crown attorney for the Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service and a standing agent Crown attorney for the Public Prosecution Service of Canada.

She replaces Danielle Bastarache, who now is located in the Halifax office.

Barrett is a native of St. John’s, N.L., who graduated from Memorial University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in biology and from the University of Saskatchewan in 2002 with a Masters of Science in molecular biology. She graduated from the University of Saskatchewan Law School in 2005.

The other Crown attorneys located in Truro are Alison Brown, Karen Quigley and Paul Drysdale. Jillian Ryan is the Crown who primarily serves the Shubenacadie court jurisdiction.



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