BY GAYLE WILSON
The director of public prosecutions, Martin Herschorn, announced today that Janice Rea has been appointed a Crown attorney in Bridgewater.
"Ms. Rea's lengthy prosecutorial experience and her expertise in complex prosecutions make her a solid addition to our team of Crown attorneys," Herschorn stated in a press release from the province's Public Prosecution Service.
Rea is a native of Winnipeg. She graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1990 with a bachelor of arts, in 1999 with a bachelor of social work and in 2002 with a bachelor of laws. She articled with Bennett Jones in Calgary.
In 2003, Rea was appointed a Crown prosecutor in Calgary, where she was assigned to general prosecutions and worked mostly on domestic violence cases. In 2010, she moved to the organized crime unit in specialized prosecutions where she managed complex prosecutions, often with multiple co-accused persons and wiretap evidence.
Rea has also volunteered as a coach of the University of Calgary moot team for the National Trial Advocacy Competition from 2004 to 2014. She has also been an instructor of many Crown courses in Alberta, including presentations on advocacy, sexual assault, hearsay evidence and managing confidential informants.