Description of File or Item:

Interviews with Abraham Lieff
Dates of Creation
Aug. 1979 - Oct. 1979
Physical Description
2 files of textual records (includes 8 audio cassettes (ca. 660 minutes))
Scope and Content

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).

File/Item Ref. Code
C 81-1-0-8
File or Item Forms a Part of

This file or item forms a part of the following group of records:

C 81-1 Osgoode Society Oral History Programme - General Programme interview files

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File or Item Restriction
Closed until death
Location and Ordering Information
Textual records located in container B436483 ; sound recordings located in container B436509 Note this information for retrieval of this item.To help you find what you need, also note the File/Item Ref. Code and/or the Creator Ref. shown above.