If you have been charged with a crime, you are in a vulnerable situation. This vulnerability is only heightened when in prison or jail, serving a sentence, on remand or being held on immigration detention. From being charged until the end of your experience in the criminal justice system, rigorous advocacy matters — to ensure fair treatment, protect your legal rights and achieve optimal outcomes.
Hanna Garson has practiced criminal defence both at the private bar, as well as NS Legal Aid, at all levels of court in the province.
Working with PATH Legal, Hanna Garson represents individuals in relation to:
habeas corpus; and,
general advocacy and consultation involving conditions of confinement.
Hanna Garson practices in the areas of criminal defence and prison law, as well as appeals, and has represented clients at all levels of court in the province.
Hanna graduated from Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University in 2017 and was called to the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society in 2018. She is a founding member of East Coast Prison Justice Society and a member of the Canadian Prison Law Association. Hanna also works as an advocate with PATH Legal, a non-profit law firm focused on prison law.
Hanna is a proud mother of the world's sweetest baby.
New phone line helps monitor conditions in jails during COVID-19 – Halifax Examiner, May 29, 2020
Clearing out the jails – Halifax Examiner, March 24, 2020
Ramadan in jail: prisoners in Burnside are being denied the right to practice their religion – Halifax Examiner, May 13, 2019
- Hanna Garson: a young lawyer dedicated to the long, slow fight for prison justice – Halifax Examiner, April 15, 2019
Habeas corpus hearing illuminates jail conditions – Halifax Examiner, September 18, 2018
ARTICLES & RESOURCES
Judicial responsibility towards those self-representing from segregation – The Lawyer's Daily, June 22, 2020
Concerns regarding proposed amendments to Nova Scotia Fatality Investigations Act –The Lawyer's Daily, November 07, 2019
Need for Legislated independent oversight in Nova Scotia Jails – The Lawyer's Daily, August 28, 2019
Hanna Garson Law
1574 Argyle Street, Suite 17
Halifax, NS B3J 2B3
Tel: (902) 293-1738