Brandon Trask has been appointed a Crown attorney in Dartmouth. Martin Herschorn, director of public prosecutions, announced the appointment today, Aug. 11. “With his prosecutorial experience and extensive legal education Mr. Trask is a valuable addition to the Public Prosecution Service,” said Mr. Herschorn. A native of Winnipeg, Mr. Trask graduated from the University of Manitoba law school in 2012 and from the University of Toronto law school in 2013 with a master of laws. He is currently pursuing his doctorate in law at the University of Toronto. Mr. Trask articled with the Public Prosecutions Division of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and was later appointed a Crown attorney in St. John’s. He has been published in the Manitoba Law Journal (The Economics of Life and Death: Morals and Ethics in an Environment of Medical-Resource Scarcity) and is a distance education course instructor at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Mr. Trask was a dean’s list student and the recipient of the faculty of law’s Outstanding Student Award at the University of Manitoba. He was also awarded the John Stransman Graduate Fellowship in Law and Economics at the University of Toronto. While at the University of Toronto last year Mr. Trask served as a representative with the Graduate Law Students’ Association. He was previously the Eastern Region representative of the Newfoundland and Labrador Crown Attorneys’ Association and is a past president of St. John’s-Ravenscourt Alumni Association.