Archives of the Law Society of Upper Canada

Identity area

Identifier

ON00311

Authorized form of name

Archives of the Law Society of Upper Canada

Parallel form(s) of name

  • Law Society of Upper Canada Archives

Other form(s) of name

Type

  • Professional Association

Contact area

 

Paul Leatherdale Primary contact

Type

Address

Street address

130 Queen St. W.
Osgoode Hall

Locality

Toronto

Region

Ontario

Country name

Canada

Postal code

M5H 2N6

Telephone

416-947-3320

Fax

Note

Description area

History

The Law Society of Upper Canada established an archives in 1982 to preserve the heritage of the legal profession in Ontario.

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

The Archives serves as the repository for all records of permanent value to the Law Society of Upper Canada. The Archives also accepts donations of non-Law Society material that document the Ontario legal profession (lawyers, paralegals, judges, law firms, and legal organizations). In addition, the Archives serves as an information resource centre for Law Society staff, members of the public, and the legal profession.

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies

Buildings

Holdings

The Archives maintains over 600 fonds and collections.

Finding aids, guides and publications

Access area

Opening times

Please be aware that not all records are open for public access. Restrictions may apply when required by a donor, where access affects rights of privacy, where records contain confidential business information, or due to poor physical condition. Researchers must contact the Archives prior to their visit to identify whether the records they are interested in are open to research. In many cases, a visit may not be necessary, as Archives staff may be able to answer your question directly. Material can be researched on-site by appointment only.

Access conditions and requirements

Accessibility

Services area

Research services

Reproduction services

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Law and Justice (Thematic area)
  • Ontario (Geographic subregion)

Primary contact

130 Queen St. W. Osgoode Hall
Toronto, Ontario
CA M5H 2N6