Aileen McGinty has been appointed as a Crown attorney in the Dartmouth office of the Public Prosecution Service.
Martin Herschorn, director of public prosecutions, announced the appointment today, June 24th.
“Ms. McGinty is a seasoned lawyer whose unique background and experience will complement our team of Crown attorneys,” said Mr.
A native of Scotland, Ms. McGinty graduated from the University of Glasgow with a master of arts in psychology in 1992, and with a law degree in 1994.
She began her legal career in Inverness, Scotland with MacLeod and MacCallum Solicitors. In 1995, Ms. McGinty was appointed to the Highland Health Board in Inverness. In 2002, she established her own practice, concentrating on health law, particularly mental health law.
In 2010, Ms. McGinty immigrated to Canada where she worked with Nova Scotia Legal Aid in Halifax as a legal assistant while completing legal practice equivalency examinations.
In 2013, Ms. McGinty joined Weldon McInnis in Dartmouth as an associate and focused on family and criminal law.
After coming to Canada, Ms. McGinty accepted a three-year appointment as a member of the Mental Health and Law Advisory Committee of the Mental Health Commission of Canada. She also served as a review board member of the Nova Scotia Involuntary Psychiatric Treatment Act, and later, as a board chair.