Crown attorneys appointed in Dartmouth, Sydney and Port Hawkesbury

The Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service recently announced the appointments of three new Crown attorneys: Nicole Campbell in Port Hawkesbury, Rochelle Palmer in Sydney and Bryson McDonald in Dartmouth.

Nicole Campbell is from Coxheath, Cape Breton. She completed her undergraduate studies in sociology at Dalhousie University and received her law degree from the University of Birmingham, England in 2015. After articling with the Breton Law Group in Sydney, she became an associate with the firm and, as part of her practice, conducted some per diem Crown Attorney work.

Ms. Campbell sits on the board of Talbot House, a Cape Breton organization that helps men with addiction, recovery and rehabilitation, and is also a member of 100 Women Who Care Cape Breton, a group committed to making a positive community impact. 

Rochelle Palmer is from Toronto and graduated from the University of Windsor in 2014 with a law degree and master’s degree in social work. She articled with the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General, in the Sudbury Crown attorney's office. In 2015, she was appointed a Crown attorney with the Department of Justice and Public Safety, in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Ms. Palmer was the vice-president of the central region and moot court chair of the Black Law Students' Association of Canada, executive member of the Black Law Students' Association of the University of Windsor, and co-founder and executive member of the University of Windsor First Generation Project.   

Bryson McDonald is from Lower Sackville. He graduated from Concordia University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science and in 2012 from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. In 2013, he joined East Coast Environmental Law in Halifax to conduct legal research. He articled with BOYNECLARKE in Dartmouth in 2014 and then was appointed a Crown prosecutor with the Alberta Crown Prosecution Service, working in Fort McMurray.

A life-long hockey enthusiast, Mr. McDonald officiated hockey in the minor leagues in the United States and continues to officiate junior hockey in Nova Scotia.