Peter Dostal has been appointed a Crown attorney in the special prosecutions section of the Public Prosecution Service. He will concentrate on prosecuting cybercrime offences. The appointment was announced today, Nov. 14, by Martin Herschorn, director of public prosecutions. “I am very pleased to have Mr. Dostal join our team,” said Mr. Herschorn. “His education and experience is ideal for prosecuting Internet-related offences.” A native of Halifax, Mr. Dostal graduated in 2003 from Dalhousie University with an Honours Bachelor of Computer Science. His honours thesis focused on network security in ad hoc networks. In 2007 Mr. Dostal graduated from Dalhousie Law School. He articled with Nova Scotia Legal Aid before being appointed a staff lawyer with Legal Aid in 2008 where he conducted a criminal law practice. While at Dalhousie, Mr. Dostal was a summer researcher for the Department of Computer Sciences and a research assistant for a law school professor. In 2006 he was a summer intern at the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic in Ottawa. Mr. Dostal was co-editor-in-chief of Dalhousie Journal of Legal Studies, a student representative on Dalhousie Law School Studies Committee and a member of Dalhousie Student Union Judicial Board.