TRURO - A former Amherst lawyer has been appointed a Crown attorney to the Truro office of the Public Prosecution Service.
Paul Drysdale was appointed to the position on Tuesday by Martin Herschorn, the director of Public Prosecution.
A Wallace native, Drysdale graduated from Mount Allison University as a dean's list student in 1987 with a degree in international relations and diplomatic history. From there, he went to the Dalhousie Law School and graduated in 1991.
He articled at Blois Nickerson, Palmeter and Bryson in Halifax before joining Creighton and Shatford in 1992. He became a partner with the firm in 1994.
While in private practice, he concentrated on family and criminal law and has acted as a per diem Crown attorney for the Public Prosecution Service and was a standing agent for the Department of Public Prosecutions.
Drysdale has been active with the Nova Scotia Barristers Society, is a former member of the Nova Scotia Bar Council and the Amherst Bridge Adult Service Society. He has also been active in baseball as president and director of Amherst Bantam Baseball and as a Level-2 umpire with Baseball Nova Scotia's umpire's decision.