The appointment of new Crown attorneys in Halifax and Dartmouth was announced today, March 30, by the Public Prosecution Service.
Katharine Lovett has been appointed a Crown attorney in Halifax and Steven Degen has been appointed a Crown attorney in Dartmouth.
“Both Ms. Lovett and Mr. Degen have solid foundations in criminal law which makes them ideal additions to our team of Crown attorneys,” said Martin Herschorn, director of public prosecutions.
A native of Cole Harbour, Ms. Lovett graduated in 2012 from Carleton University with an honours bachelor of arts in criminology and criminal justice and in 2015 from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University.
She articled with Sealy Cornish Coulthard in Halifax and in 2016 was appointed an associate with Luke Craggs, Barrister and Solicitor, where she concentrated on criminal law.
Ms. Lovett is a former core member of the Seventh Step Society of Nova Scotia facilitating weekly meetings to support offenders and ex-offenders in achieving successful reintegration and rehabilitation. As an honours student at Carleton University she conducted research on gender differences in offence patterns in youth at the Shelley Brown Gender and Crime Research Lab. She is an associate member of the Canadian Prison Law Association.
Mr. Degen, a native of Dartmouth, graduated in 2006 from Saint Mary’s University with a bachelor of arts in criminology and from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University in 2010.
He articled with Mill Pittman in Clarenville, NL. In 2011 he was appointed an associate with Bristow Moyse Lawyers in St. John’s where he concentrated on criminal and family law. In 2013 Mr. Degen was appointed a Crown prosecutor in Wetaskiwin, Alberta.
Mr. Degen was elected regional vice-president of the Alberta Crown Attorneys Association in 2016. He was a member of the association’s team negotiating with the Government of Alberta for Crown attorney benefits.