Paul Drysdale has been appointed a Crown attorney to the Truro office of the Public Prosecution Service. The appointment was announced today, Sept. 1, by Martin Herschorn, director of Public Prosecutions. “We are very pleased to have a lawyer of Mr. Drysdale’s calibre on staff,” said Mr. Herschorn. “His experience will be a valuable asset to the Public Prosecution Service.” A native of Wallace, Cumberland Co., Mr. Drysdale graduated from Mount Allison University as a dean’s list student in 1987 with a bachelor of arts in international relations and diplomatic history. He went on to Dalhousie law school, graduating in 1991. Mr. Drysdale articled with Blois Nickerson Palmeter and Bryson in Halifax before joining the Amherst firm of Creighton Shatford in 1992. He became a partner in 1994. While in private practice, Mr. Drysdale concentrated on family and criminal law. He has acted as a per diem Crown attorney for the Public Prosecution Service and was a standing agent for the federal Department of Public Prosecutions. Mr. Drysdale has been active with the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society. He is a former member of the Nova Scotia Bar Council and has sat on various council committees. He is a former member of the board of directors of the Bridge Adult Service Society. Mr. Drysdale has also been active in Nova Scotia baseball. He is a past president and director of the Amherst Bantam Baseball Association and he has achieved a level two certification with the umpires division of Baseball Nova Scotia.