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Collection Details


Collection Name: Osgoode Society Oral History Collection
Repository Name: Archives of Ontario. Sound and Moving Image Portfolio [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Dates Spanned: 1979-
Description: Interviews conducted since 1979 by several interviewers with judges in Ontario at all levels, Supreme Court of Canada judges, lawyers in Ontario, registrars of Courts, law librarians, and police officers relating to their experiences as professionals in the field of law. The programme has developed along several lines : in-depth interviews with prominent jurist and lawyers, regional programmes in Ottawa and Peterborough, interviews with minorities including Black, Native, Jewish, Japanese and Chinese Canadian lawyers, judges and police officers, and interviews with women in law. Further, one-interview topical sessions were carried out, on in-house corporate counsel, on the development of national tax firms and international firms, and of Canadian legal text authors. This is an ongoing project as of the end of 1991, 159 persons had been interviewed. English. Restrictions vary according to the wishes of the interviewees. The Osgoode Society Annual Reports and indexes for each transcript. Complete transcription, over 26,000 p.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 159
Broad Subjects: Law
ASP Subjects: Canada; Criminal justice, Administration of; Judges; Justice; Law; Law enforcement--Ontario; Law--Canada; Law--Ontario; Lawyers; Ontario; Oral history
Collection Code: OHC0003639