Oral History

Judge Phil Baker 1996, 166 pages

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.

Status: Open

Occupation: Judge

Number of pages: 166

Read more about: Ontario Court of Justice

Archive Details

Archive Link: https://aims.archives.gov.on.ca/scripts/mwimain.dll/144/DESCRIPTION_WEB/WEB_DESC_DET?SESSIONSEARCH&exp=sisn%2065311

Archive Code: C 81-4-0-34

Title: Interviews with Phil Baker

Date: Nov. 1995 - Jan. 1996

Description: Textual records, Sound recordings

Physical Description: 1 file of textual records (includes 5 audio cassettes (ca. 270 minutes)

Restrictions: Closed until 30 Jan. 2011

Container Info: (Textual records are located in container B437271; sound recordings are located in container B436905)

Location: Interview conducted as part of the Provincial Court (Criminal) Project.