Documenting the life and career of Richard Batten (b. 1928), a Toronto-area lawyer who was made a Deputy Magistrate in 1966, and a full Magistrate five months later. Interview topics include: Osgoode Hall Law School; early practice; Deputy Magistrate, 1966; Magistrate; early cases; Provincial Magistrates Association. Interview conducted by Christine J.N. Kates. File includes two audio cassette recordings, transcript with index (49 p.), and unsigned copies of correspondence and release forms.