Issues in Criminalization and Imprisonment

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Event date: 
Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 09:00 to Friday, January 13, 2017 - 09:00
Name of Organization: 
Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society
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Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society Classroom, 2000 Barrington St., Halifax

Course taught by Senator Kim Pate

January 12 and 13, 2017, 9:00 am to noon (both days)

Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society Classroom
Cogswell Tower, 8th floor
2000 Barrington St., Halifax

This course is designed to orient lawyers and advocates to key issues related to incarceration and the correctional system. As part of this course, you will analyze legislation, case law and reports, as well as supplementary research materials. The goal of the course is to think critically about the ethical and other constraints upon counsel in trying to assist prisoners, the specific barriers confronted by women prisoners (particularly Indigenous women and women with mental health issues), as well as legal and other reforms that are possible in this area.

This course is offered free of charge, in person or by webinar. To attend, please RSVP to Emma Halpern, Equity & Access Officer, at