Join Senator Kim Pate in Halifax: Issues in Criminalization and Imprisonment

The Society is pleased to announce a new course taught by Senator Kim Pate, designed to orient lawyers and advocates to key issues related to incarceration and the correctional system.

The two-part course will take place in the NSBS Classroom on January 12 and 13, 2017, from 9:00 am to noon both days. It is offered free of charge, in person or by webinar.

Participants will analyze legislation, case law, reports and supplementary research materials. The goal 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.

To attend, please RSVP to Emma Halpern, Equity & Access Officer, at

See the event posting on the Upcoming events page at