File consists of oral history records documenting the life and career of Phil Baker (b. 1926), a Toronto-area lawyer who was appointed a Magistrate in 1962, and was made a Provincial Court Judge in 1968. Interview topics include: World War II; University of Toronto; Osgoode Hall Law School; articling; sole practice, Kingston, 1954-1962; appointment as Magistrate, 1962; Provincial Court Judge, 1968; Senior Judge, Southeastern Ontario; Charter of Rights; effect of Young Offenders Act; Judges Association. Interviewer unknown. File includes five audio cassette recordings from a series of two interviews and a transcript (166 p.) with index.
Interview conducted as part of the Provincial Court (Criminal) Project.
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C 81-4 Osgoode Society Oral History Programme - Special Projects interview files
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