News Release Archive


Four appointments have been announced by the director of Public
Prosecutions, Jerry Pitzul.

Mr. Pitzul said today that Gordon Brown, Bedford has joined the
Public Prosecution Service (PPS) as manager, administrative
services; Del Atwood, Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Jane
Elizabeth Mills, Cow Bay, Halifax County have been hired as Crown
attorneys, Halifax region, and Paul Scovil, Yarmouth has been
hired as Crown attorney, Western region.

Mr. Brown will be responsible for coordinating the delivery of
administrative services to the PPS, including finances, human
resources, business planning, records management, procurement,
facility management and information technology.

Mr. Pitzul said, "The addition of Mr. Brown to the senior
management team is a positive step forward by the Public
Prosecution Service. It reflects our application of business
practices that are consistent with providing high quality

Mr. Brown's background includes director of Finance and
Administration/Treasurer, Metropolitan Authority, Halifax;
Treasurer and Comptroller, City of Sydney and Audit Technician,
Thorne Riddell and Company, Dartmouth.

Mr. Pitzul said. "The addition of the new Crown attorneys brings
to the service a welcome mixture of extensive and varied
experience in the practice of criminal law."

Mr. Atwood has been a senior Crown attorney in western
Newfoundland since 1995. He joined the Newfoundland Department of
Justice as a Crown attorney in 1992. From 1986 - 1992, Mr. Atwood
was a staff solicitor with Nova Scotia Legal Aid in New Glasgow.
He is a graduate of Dalhousie Law School and St. Francis Xavier

Ms. Mills has been a defence and prosecution attorney in Northern
Ireland since 1981. Her experience has included prosecutions
involving murder and non-jury terrorist cases. She also served as
chairperson of the Legal Aid Committee for Northern Ireland. She
is a graduate of Queen's University, Belfast and was recently
admitted to the Nova Scotia Bar after successfully completing
examinations in 1995.

Mr. Scovil, a graduate of Acadia University and Dalhousie Law
School, has been a lawyer with the Nova Scotia Legal Aid
Commission in Yarmouth since 1987. Before that he was in private
practice in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.


Contact: John Whidden  902-424-2077

trp                     Dec. 16, 1996 - 11:55 a.m.