Jane Mills has been appointed a Crown attorney in Dartmouth. Martin Herschorn, director of public prosecutions, announced the appointment today, Nov. 22.
“With her extensive background in criminal prosecutions, Ms. Mills will be a valuable addition to our team of Crown attorneys,” said Mr. Herschorn.
A native of Belfast, Northern Ireland, Ms. Mills graduated from Queen’s University in Belfast in 1979 with an honours bachelor of laws and in 1980 with a certificate in professional legal studies. In 1980 she received a degree of barrister-at-law from the Court of Northern Ireland and was called to the bar.
She was appointed counsel for the director of public prosecutions in Northern Ireland where she conducted criminal prosecutions in Crown and appellate courts. In 1994 she was appointed a district judge for the province of Northern Ireland.
In 1996 Ms. Mills immigrated to Canada and received certification to practice law in Canada. She was appointed a Crown attorney with the Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service. In 1999 she moved to Ontario and was appointed a Crown attorney.
Since returning to Nova Scotia in 2009 Ms. Mills has been active in a volunteer capacity with several community not-for-profit organizations.