Oral History

The Hon. Abraham Lieff 1979, 376 pages

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.

Status: Open

Occupation: Judge, Judge

Number of pages: 376

Read more about: Ontario Superior Court

Archive Details

Archive Link: https://aims.archives.gov.on.ca/scripts/mwimain.dll/144/DESCRIPTION_WEB/WEB_DESC_DET?SESSIONSEARCH&exp=sisn%2065087

Archive Code: C 81-1-0-8

Title: Interviews with Abraham Lieff

Date: Aug. 1979 - Oct. 1979

Description: Textual records, Sound recordings

Physical Description: 2 files of textual records (includes 8 audio cassettes (ca. 660 minutes))

Restrictions: Closed until death

Container Info: (Textual records located in container B436483 ; sound recordings located in container B436509)

Location: Container B436509 houses tapes 1-3; container B436498 houses tapes 4-6.