Andrew O’Blenis has been appointed a Crown attorney in the Yarmouth office of the Public Prosecution Service. The appointment was announced today, Sept. 26, by Martin Herschorn, director of public prosecutions. “I am very pleased Mr. O’Blenis has joined our team of Crown attorneys,” said Mr. Herschorn. “His enthusiasm and his experience in criminal law will be invaluable to the Public Prosecution Service.” A native of Stellarton, Mr. O’Blenis graduated in 2005 from St. Francis Xavier University with a Bachelor of Business Administration with an Honours in Finance. In 2009, Mr. O’Blenis graduated from Dalhousie Law School. He articled with O’Blenis Law in Stellarton, joining the firm as an associate in 2010. While in private practice, Mr. O’Blenis concentrated on criminal law and family law. He has acted as a per diem Crown attorney on numerous occasions, prosecuting a wide variety of offences. While in law school, Mr. O’Blenis was a student at law with Dalhousie Legal Aid and worked with Legal Links, a community outreach program through Dalhousie Legal Aid providing on-the-spot legal advice in Halifax Regional Municipality community centres. Mr. O’Blenis replaces Scott Morrison who recently joined the Yarmouth office of the Public Prosecution but has transferred to the Dartmouth office.