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The Law Society of Upper Canada and Ontario's lawyers, 1797-1997

Author: Christopher Moore
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In July 1797, ten of the fifteen lawyers in Upper Canada gathered at Wilson's Hotel in Niagara-on-the-Lake to establish the Law Society of Upper Canada. Half of them were under thirty; the youngest was nineteen. The organization they were founding, a professional organization with statutory authority to control its membership and govern its own affairs, had no parallel anywhere else in the common-law world.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Moore
ISBN: 9780802041272 0802041272 9781442654990 1442654996
OCLC Number: 36573896
Description: 395 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Becoming Learned and Honourable, 1797-1822 --
Ch. 2. Lawyers for the Emerging Giant, 1822-1871 --
Ch. 3. A New Profession, 1871-1914 --
Ch. 4. The Last Patricians, 1914-1950 --
Ch. 5. A New Agenda, 1950-1970 --
Ch. 6. Questions of Control, 1970-1997 --
1. Speaking the Language of Osgoode Hall --
2. Treasurers of the Law Society, 1797-1997 --
3. Tables: Law Society Annual Dues and Fees, 1887-1995.
Responsibility: Christopher Moore.

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It is an authoritative and lively history of the Law Society of Upper Canada and of Ontario's lawyers, from the founding of the Society by ten lawyers in 1797, to the crises which shook the society  Read more...

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'I began to read this book out of a sense that the Secretary of the Law Society of B.C. probably had a duty to do so. In fact, the book turned out to be a thoroughly absorbing read that contained Read more...

 
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