Documenting the life and career of Walter Bell (b. 1923), a Toronto-area lawyer who appointed a judge in 1981. Interview topics include: University of Toronto; World War II; University of Toronto Law School; move to British Columbia, 1948-1949; articling; partner, Poole, Bell, & Porter, 1958-1959; appointment to bench, 1981; early days on the court in London; Charter of Rights; Young Offenders Act; court reform. Interviewer unknown. File includes five audio cassette recordings from a series of three interviews and a transcript with index (220 p.).