Files consist of oral history records documenting the life and career of Abraham Lieff (1903-2007), a lawyer who served as Assistant Crown Attorney (1935-1937), Magistrate of Carleton County (1939-1945), Justice of the Supreme Court of Ontario (1963-1978), and Commissioner of the Supreme Court of Ontario (1978-1990). Interview topics include: family background; articling; Osgoode Hall Law School; Politics, Liberal Party; Magistrate, 1937- 1946; appointment to bench; development of family law from 1926; select family law cases as judge; select criminal cases; select real estate cases. Interview conducted by Christine J.N. Kates. File includes eight audio cassette recordings from a series of five interviews, a transcript with index (376 p.), news clippings, holograph notes regarding court cases, and forms relating to the Osgoode Society Oral History Programme.
See file C 81-5-0-3 for other textual documentation pertaining to Abraham Lieff's career. Abraham Lieff's fonds is held by Library and Archives Canada (MSS1843).
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C 81-1 Osgoode Society Oral History Programme - General Programme interview files
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