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Finding Aid - Essex Law Association (PF213)

Essex Law Association fonds

1884-2011

3.79 m of textual records
182 photographs : b&w and col. ; 31.5 x 27.7 cm or smaller
9 architectural drawings : computer printouts ; 43 x 62 cm and 28 x 43 cm
5 contact prints : col. ; 31.5 x 27.7 cm or smaller
3 diagrams : blueprints ; 93 x 162 cm or smaller
1 computer disk ; 9 x 9 cm

Administrative History
The Essex Law Association was founded on 13 April 1884 and incorporated on 30 April 1884. Its purpose, as stated in an early version of the Association's constitution, was "to provide and maintain a law library for the use of its members" and "promote the general interests of the legal profession and harmony among practitioners." The Association continues to administer the law library in the Windsor court house and is governed by an 18-person Board of Directors.

A substantial history of the Essex Law Association can be found in lawyer Patrick T. Brode's book, "Lawyers of the Southwest: a history of the Essex Law Association, 1884-2009".

Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records documenting the administration and activities of the Essex Law Association. Records, which include minutes, financial records, correspondence, memoranda, photographs and architectural drawings, document the work of the Association to provide professional development and support to its members, the internal structure of the Association including the activities of its Executive Committee and Complaints Resolution Committee, the duties and functions of the Association's president and librarian, as well as the Association's social and community outreach activities. Also included in the fonds are membership lists as well as newspaper clippings and other memorabilia pertaining to the history of the Association.
 
Restrictions
No access restrictions, except for series PF213-5 which is closed to external researchers.

PF213-1 Minute books

1884-2011
89.5 cm of textual records

Scope and Content
Series consists of minute books pertaining to the meetings and activities of the executive committee and board of directors of the Essex Law Association. Minutes are accompanied by copies of correspondence, memoranda, committee reports, financial statements and Association by-laws.
 
Reference Code / Title / Date
2013041-001 Essex Law Association minute book. -- 1884-1922
2013041-002 Essex Law Association minute book. -- Jan. 1921-June 1951
2013041-003 Minute book of the Essex Law Association. -- Oct. 1951-Mar. 1964
2013041-004 Essex Law Association minute book. -- Mar. 1964-Nov. 1969
2013041-005 Essex Law Association minute book. -- Feb. 1970-Nov. 1976
2013041-007 Essex Law Association minute book. -- 1977-1983
2013041-008 Essex Law Association minute book. -- 1983-1985
2013041-009 Essex Law Association minute book. -- 1985-1986
2013041-010 Essex Law Association minute book. -- 1986-1988
2013041-011 Essex Law Association minute book. -- 1988-1989
2013041-012 Essex Law Association minute book. -- 1989
2013041-013 Essex Law Association minute book. -- 1989-1990
2013041-014 Essex Law Association minute book. -- 1990-1991
2013041-015 Essex Law Association minute book. -- 1992-1993
2013041-016 Essex Law Association minute book. -- 1993
2013041-017 Essex Law Association minute book. -- 1994
2013041-018 Essex Law Association minute book. -- 1994-1995
2013041-019 Essex Law Association minute book. -- 1995-1996
2013041-020 Essex Law Association minute book. -- 1996-1997
2013041-021 Essex Law Association minute book. -- 1999-2000
2013041-022 Essex Law Association minute book. -- 2000-2001
2013041-023 Essex Law Association minute book. -- 2001-2003
2013041-024 Essex Law Association minute book. -- 2003
2013041-025 Essex Law Association minute book. -- 2004
2013041-026 Essex Law Association minute book. -- 2005-2006
2013041-027 Essex Law Association minute book. -- 2007
2013041-028 Essex Law Association minute book. -- 2008
2013041-029 Essex Law Association minute book. -- 2008-2010
2013041-030 Essex Law Association minute book. -- 2010-2011

PF213-2 Executive Committee files

1973-1977, 1986-1992, 1997-2002
19.5 cm of textual records

Scope and Content
Series consists of agendas, minutes, correspondence, memoranda, financial statements, reports, resolutions and forms pertaining to the work of the Executive Committee of the Essex Law Association. Records document the composition of the Executive Committee between 1973 and 2002, as well as its meetings, budget planning, special projects, and joint meetings with the Detroit Bar Association.
 
Reference Code / Title / Date
2013041-006 Essex Law Association minutes of executive meetings from May 3/73. -- 1973-1977
2013041-031 Essex County Law Association meetings. -- 1987
2013041-032 Essex Law Association. -- 1988
2013041-033 Executive committee minutes. -- 1991-1992
2013041-034 Exec mtg. -- 1997
2013041-035 May mtg material. -- 1997
2013041-036 June mtg. -- 1997
2013041-037 Sept. mtg material. -- 1997
2013041-038 Nov. mtg. -- 1997
2013041-039 Jan. mtg. -- 1997-1998
2013041-040 Feb. mtg. -- 1998
2013041-041 Agenda and annual meeting minutes. -- 1998
2013041-042 May mtg. -- 1998
2013041-043 Oct. meeting. -- 1998
2013041-044 Nov. 1998. -- 1998, 2000
2013041-045 Dec. 1998. -- 1998
2013041-046 Executive - 1999 & 2000. -- 1998-2000
2013041-047 Ontario corporation return forms. -- [ca. 1999]
2013041-048 OBCA info 2000. -- 2000
2013041-049 Executive meeting materials: 17 October 2001. -- 2001
2013041-050 Executive meeting materials: 16 January 2002. -- 2001-2002
2013041-051 Executive meeting materials: 20 February 2002. -- 2002
2013041-052 Board of directors meeting materials: 15 May 2002. -- 2002
2013041-220 Essex Law - nominating and general. -- 1986-1990
2013041-221 ADR - alternative dispute resolution - ELA - 1989. -- 1989

PF213-3 President's files

1980-1990, 1995-1996
1.21 m of textual records

Scope and Content
Series consists of files created and accumulated by various presidents of the Essex Law Association, including Terrence Patterson, Allan Houston, Hugh Geddes, Myron Shulgan, Mary Fox, Lawrence Morin, John Rossi and Gabriella Bonn. Included in the files are correspondence, agendas, memoranda, financial statements and reports. Records pertain to a wide variety of topics, including meetings of the County and District Law Presidents' Association, Essex Law Association meetings and special events, the production of Association newsletter "Caveat", and meetings of the council of the University of Windsor's Faculty of Law.
 
Reference Code / Title / Date
2013041-053 Essex Law Association president's file: tariff. -- 1980-1982
2013041-054 Essex Law Association president's file: by-laws. -- 18 Mar. 1981
2013041-055 Essex Law Association president's file: financial statements. -- 1981-1983
2013041-056 Essex Law Association president's file: minutes. -- 1981-1983
2013041-057 Essex Law Association president's file: Canadian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. -- 1982
2013041-058 Essex Law Association president's file: continuing education. -- 1982
2013041-059 Essex Law Association president's file: furniture for library. -- 1982
2013041-060 Essex Law Association president's file: Joe Davey. -- 1982
2013041-061 Essex Law Association president's file: library. -- 1982
2013041-062 Essex Law Association president's file: LSUC. -- 1982
2013041-063 Essex Law Association president's file: numbers in the profession. -- 1982
2013041-064 Essex Law Association president's file: special meeting, Nov. 5/82, Toronto: quality of legal services. -- 1982
2013041-065 Essex Law Association president's file: Surrogate Court Tariff. -- 1982
2013041-066 Essex Law Association president's file: unlawful practices (Associated Marketing Group). -- 1982
2013041-067 Essex Law Association president's file: United Way. -- 1982
2013041-068 Essex Law Association president's file: CBA. -- 1982-1983
2013041-069 Essex Law Association president's file: correspondence. -- 1982-1983
2013041-070 Essex Law Association president's file: Practice Advisory Service. -- 1982-1983
2013041-071 Essex Law Association president's file: presidents' & benchers' meetings. -- 1982-1983
2013041-072 Essex Law Association: correspondence only. -- 1982-1984
2013041-073 Essex Law Association president's file: annual meeting, March 9, 1983. -- 1983
2013041-074 Essex Law Association president's file: correspondence: June meeting/83. -- 1983
2013041-075 Essex Law Association president's file: mail: Sept. meeting. -- 1983
2013041-076 Essex Law Association president's file: mail: Oct. 1983 meeting. -- 1983
2013041-077 Essex Law Association president's file: mail for Nov. 16/83. -- 1983
2013041-079 Essex Law Association president's file: presidents' meeting: December 8 and 9, 1983, Toronto. -- 1983
2013041-080 Essex Law Association - president's file 1983. -- 1983-1984
2013041-081 Essex Law Association president's file: May 1984. -- 1984
2013041-082 Essex Law Association president's file: June 1984. -- 1984
2013041-083 Essex Law Association president's file: July 1984. -- 1984
2013041-084 Essex Law Association president's file: August 1984. -- 1984
2013041-085 Essex Law Association president's file: September 1984. -- 1984
2013041-086 Essex Law Association president's file: October 1984. -- 1984
2013041-087 Essex Law Association president's file: November 1984. -- 1984
2013041-088 Essex Law Association president's file: December 1984. -- 1984
2013041-089 Law Day '84: forms and correspondence. -- 1984
2013041-090 President's correspondence. -- 1984
2013041-091 Essex Law Association president's file: January 1985. -- 1984-1985
2013041-092 Essex Law Association president's file: February 1985. -- 1985
2013041-093 Essex Law Association president's file: March 1985. -- 1985
2013041-094 Essex Law Association 1985/86. -- 1985
2013041-095 Report to the benchers of the Law Society of Upper Canada re: pre-paid legal services. -- 1985-1986
2013041-096 Essex Law Association. -- 1985-1988
2013041-097 Re: CAW Legal Services Ltd.. -- 1987
2013041-098 May. -- 1987
2013041-099 June. -- 1987
2013041-100 July. -- 1987
2013041-101 August. -- 1987
2013041-102 September. -- 1987
2013041-103 October. -- 1987
2013041-104 November. -- 1987
2013041-105 December. -- 1987-1988
2013041-106 January, 1988. -- 1988
2013041-107 February, 1988. -- 1988
2013041-108 March 1988 correspondence. -- 1988
2013041-109 April 1988 correspondence. -- 1988
2013041-110 May 1988 correspondence. -- 1987-1988
2013041-111 June 1988 correspondence. -- 1988
2013041-112 July 1988 correspondence. -- 1988
2013041-113 August 1988 correspondence. -- 1988
2013041-114 September 1988 correspondence. -- 1988
2013041-115 October 1988 correspondence. -- 1988
2013041-116 November 1988 correspondence. -- 1988
2013041-117 Outgoing correspondence. -- Nov. 1988 - Dec. 1988
2013041-118 December 1988 correspondence. -- 1988
2013041-119 President's file: Myron W. Shulgan. -- 1988
2013041-120 Heritage Windsor. -- 1988-1989
2013041-121 Essex Law Association Strategic Planning Committee. -- 1988-1989
2013041-122 January 1989 correspondence. -- 1988-1989
2013041-123 February 1989 correspondence. -- 1989
2013041-124 March 1989 correspondence. -- 1989
2013041-125 March correspondence. -- 1989
2013041-126 Annual meeting - 1989. -- 1989
2013041-127 April correspondence. -- 1989
2013041-128 May correspondence. -- 1989
2013041-129 June correspondence. -- 1989
2013041-130 Correspondence. -- June 1989 - July 1989
2013041-131 July correspondence. -- 1989
2013041-132 August correspondence. -- July 1989 - Aug. 1989
2013041-133 Essex Law Assoc.. -- 1989
2013041-134 John Rossi - presidential file. -- 1989-1990
2013041-135 Miscellaneous correspondence and memoranda : Gabriella S. Bonn. -- 1990, 1995-1996

PF213-4 Librarian's files

[192-?]-2008
85 cm of textual records
4 photographs : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
9 architectural drawings : computer printouts ; 43 x 62 cm and 28 x 43 cm
1 computer disk ; 9 x 9 cm
3 diagrams : blueprints ; 93 x 162 cm or smaller

Scope and Content
Series consists of files created and accumulated by various law librarians of the Essex Law Association, including Anne Matthewman, Marla Sterritt, Laurie Brett, and Doug Hewitt. The files in this series are typically organized by subject and consist of correspondence, memoranda, forms, financial statements, minutes, reports, and architectural drawings.These records pertain to subjects including the creation of content for Association newsletter Caveat, library funding and acquisitions, renovations to and purchases for the law library at the Windsor courthouse, the organization of special events and continuing legal education programs, and meetings of the Ontario Courthouse Librarians' Association.
 
Reference Code / Title / Date
2013041-01D Windsor courthouse. -- 22 Dec. 1992
2013041-02D Windsor courthouse: facility program. -- Dec. 1992
2013041-03D Windsor Justice Facility. -- 3 Dec. 1997
2013041-136 Acquisitions - general. -- 1988-1989
2013041-137 Annual meeting ('88, '89). -- 1983, 1988-1989
2013041-138 Annual returns - forms. -- [ca. 1984]
2013041-139 Banking. -- 1986
2013041-140 Benchers. -- 1989-1991
2013041-141 Book lists. -- 1984-1990
2013041-142 Butterworths. -- 1990
2013041-143 Canada Trust account form. -- 7 Mar. 1988
2013041-144 Case flow. -- 8 Feb. 1991
2013041-145 Case flow. -- 1991
2013041-146 Catalogue. -- [before 1927]
2013041-147 Catalogues of the law library of Essex County Law Association. -- 1928-1942
2013041-148 Caveat. -- 1985-1989
2013041-149 Caveat. -- 2004-2005
2013041-150 Caveat correspondence 1982. -- 1982
2013041-151 Caveat correspondence 1983. -- 1983-1984
2013041-152 Caveat: correspondence 1984. -- 1982, 1984
2013041-153 Committee correspondence 1984. -- 1983-1984
2013041-154 Continuing education. -- 1987-1988
2013041-155 Continuing education - current. -- 1987-1989
2013041-156 Continuing legal education attendance lists and schedules. -- 1998-1999
2013041-157 Continuing legal education attendance lists and schedules. -- 1999-2000
2013041-158 Correspondence. -- 1991
2013041-159 Correspondence 88-89. -- 1988-1989
2013041-160 Correspondence - Essex Law Association 1990-91. -- 1989-1991
2013041-161 Correspondence - Essex Law Association. -- 1991-1996
2013041-162 Correspondence, memoranda and financial statements. -- 1990-1991
2013041-163 Correspondence - miscellaneous - library. -- 1984
2013041-164 Correspondence re: committees. -- 1983
2013041-165 Correspondence re: From scholarship. -- 1985
2013041-166 Correspondence w/ chief librarian. -- 1977-1981
2013041-167 Court house. -- 1986-1988
2013041-168 ELA. -- 1991-1993, 1997, 1999, 2004
2013041-169 Essex (Brockenshire) - library. -- 1989-1990
2013041-170 Essex civil case management rules. -- Sept. 1990
2013041-171 Essex Law Association annual report. -- 1988-1989
2013041-172 Essex Law Association by-laws. -- 6 June 1991
2013041-173 Ethics. -- 1985, 1988
2013041-174 Exec. - social & entertainment. -- 1986-1987
2013041-175 Executive meeting and Caveat materials. -- 1997-1999
2013041-176 Family law lawyers. -- 1988
2013041-177 Family law seminar - Continuing Legal Education Committee. -- 1986
2013041-178 Grants. -- 1988-1989
2013041-179 Insurance (insurance on law library). -- 1979, 1981
2013041-180 Inventory and classification. -- [198-?]
2013041-181 June Caveat. -- 1997
2013041-01P Photographs of the Law Society of Upper Canada's bicentennial celebrations. -- 1997
2013041-182 Law Day. -- 1985-1986, 1990
2013041-183 Law library correspondence. -- 1989-1990
2013041-185 Librarian resource materials. -- 1989-1990
2013041-186 Librarians. -- 1988-1990
2013041-187 Library acquisition lists. -- 1984-1993
2013041-188 Library Committee. -- 1979-1989
2013041-189 Library Committee. -- 1987-1991
2013041-190 Library materials - flyers and pamphlets. -- 1990
2013041-191 Library-related material. -- 1998-2000
2013041-192 Library surveys and questionnaires. -- 1979-1983
2013041-193 Long-term disability. -- 2003, 2006-2008
2013041-194 Mailing list. -- 1985
2013041-195 Mailing/membership. -- 1988-1989
2013041-196 Membership. -- 1984-1986
2013041-197 Membership correspondence. -- 1989
2013041-198 Membership correspondence 1980-1984. -- 1980-1984
2013041-199 Notice. -- 1990
2013041-200 Notices re: current. -- 1985-1988
2013041-202 Notices to membership. -- 1990-1991
2013041-203 O.C.L.A.. -- 1987-1989, 1991
2013041-204 Ontario Supreme and District Court practice 1985: an entirely new set of rules: Essex County Law Association seminar: lecture notes. -- Sept. 1984
2013041-205 Operation & statistics. -- 1981
2013041-206 Practice advisory. -- 1986-1987
2013041-207 Pre-paid legal services. -- 1985-1987
2013041-208 President (V.P. and 2nd V.P.). -- 1985-1988
2013041-209 Registry. -- 25 June 1987
2013041-210 S. Morris file. -- 1984-1985
2013041-211 Secretary. -- 1980-1983
2013041-212 Secretary. -- 1986
2013041-213 Shelving, files, storage. -- 1975-1976, 1981
2013041-214 Summer Caveat. -- 1998, 2000
2013041-215 Tariff (suggested fee schedule). -- 1981-1983
2013041-216 Treasurer. -- 1987-1988
2013041-217 Wallaceburg Bookbinding. -- 1981-1990
2013041-218 Windsor courthouse space allocation resource materials. -- 1993
2013041-219 Windsor courthouse, Windsor, Ontario: facility program. -- Oct. 1990

PF213-6 Financial records

1884-1954, 1984-1986, 1998
7.5 cm of textual records

Scope and Content
Series consists of financial ledgers that document the finances of the Essex Law Association from 1884 to 1954, as well as financial statements and auditors' reports pertaining to the Association for the period of 1984 to 1986 and 1998.
 
Reference Code / Title / Date
2013041-241 Financial reports: 1884-1935. -- 1884-1935
2013041-242 Statements of receipts & disbursements: 1936-1952. -- 1936-1954
2013041-243 Financial statements and auditors' reports. -- 1984-1986
2013041-244 The Essex Law Association - auditors' report and financial statements. -- 31 Dec. 1998

PF213-7 Membership

1929-1999
5 cm of textual records

Scope and Content
Series consists of records documenting the membership of the Essex Law Association. The series includes copies of the County of Essex solicitors' conveyancing and general tariff for the years 1929, 1948 and 1959, which included lists of practicing lawyer members of the Association, as well as Association membership and fee payment lists from 1996 and 1999. Also included in the series are published legal directories of lawyers who practiced law in Essex County in 1987 and 1991.
 
Reference Code / Title / Date
2013041-245 The County of Essex Law Association solicitors' conveyancing and general tariff. -- 15 Mar. 1929
2013041-246 The County of Essex Law Association solicitors' conveyancing and general tariff. -- 8 Jan. 1948
2013041-247 The Essex Law Association solicitors' tariff. -- 13 May 1959
2013041-248 1987 Essex County legal directory. -- 1987
2013041-249 1991 Essex County legal directory. -- 1991
2013041-250 1996 dues. -- 1996
2013041-251 Membership 1999. -- 1999

PF213-8 Special event files

1984-2003
11 cm of textual records
162 photographs : col. ; 9 x 13 cm or smaller

Scope and Content
Series consists of records documenting special events organized by the Essex Law Association, including annual dinner meetings, annual golf tournaments, Christmas parties, a buskers' festival, and retirement celebrations. Also included are records pertaining to the Association's centenary dinner celebration held on 11 October 1984. Records in the series include correspondence, notices, programmes, attendance lists, photographs, lists, seating plans and menus.
 
Reference Code / Title / Date
2013041-252 2000 golf day. -- 1998
2013041-253 2001 golf - Roseland - June 13, 2001. -- 2001
2013041-254 Annual dinner dance - February 25, 1989. -- 1989
2013041-255 Annual mtg / 99. -- 1999
2013041-256 Annual dinner mtg. - April 29/00. -- 2000
2013041-257 Annual dinner - April 28 - casino. -- 2001
2013041-258 Annual dinner April 12. -- 2003
2013041-259 Buskers Festival 1997 materials. -- 1996-1997
2013041-260 Buskers picnic. -- 1996-1997
2013041-261 Casino annual. -- 2001-2002
2013041-262 Charles J. Clark award: media release and memoranda. -- 1998
2013041-263 Essex annual golf dinner. -- 1998
2013041-264 Essex Law Association centennial dinner, 11 October 1984. -- 1984-1985
2013041-02P Photographs of the Essex Law Association centennial dinner. -- 1984
2013041-265 Golf 1996. -- 1996
2013041-266 Golf 1998. -- 1998
2013041-267 Golf '99. -- 1999
2013041-268 Golf - Roseland - June 9th. -- 1999
2013041-269 Golf 2002. -- 2002
2013041-270 Judge McMahon. -- 1998
2013041-271 Kingsville golf and dinner 1992 & 1993. -- 1992-1993
2013041-272 Kingsville golf and dinner 1994. -- 1994
2013041-273 Mary Jo party. -- 1997
2013041-274 Rogin swearing-in. -- 2000
2013041-275 Xmas 2000. -- 2000

PF213-9 Photographs and memorabilia

[ca. 1913]-2000
16 photographs : b&w and col. ; 31.5 x 27.7 cm or smaller
5 contact prints : col. ; 31.5 x 27.7 cm or smaller
6.5 cm of textual records

Scope and Content
Series consists of photographs of Essex Law Association members and events, as well as newspaper clippings about members, certificates, event programmes, Association letterhead, and a written account of the Association's history from 1884 to 1965.
 
Reference Code / Title / Date
2013041-04P Photograph of John O'Donnell Dromgole. -- [ca. 1913]
2013041-05P Photograph of George Freeman Mahon. -- [between 1927 and 1940]
2013041-06P Photograph of Edwin Arnold Shaunessy. -- [between 1944 and 1957]
2013041-07P Photograph of unidentified man. -- [between 1920 and 1944]
2013041-08P Photograph of unidentified man. -- [between 1920 and 1944]
2013041-09P Photograph of unidentified man. -- [193-?]
2013041-10P Photograph of unidentified man. -- [ca. 1963]
2013041-11P Photographs from the opening of the new Essex County courthouse. -- 1963
2013041-12P Photographs of Essex County lawyers at a garden party. -- 1956
2013041-13P Photographs of the Essex Law Association centennial dinner. -- 11 Oct. 1984
2013041-276 Certificate issued by the Law Society of Upper Canada. -- 30 Nov. 2000
2013041-277 Excerpts and publications re: members of the Essex Law Association: S.B. I. -- 1918, 1938-1960
2013041-278 Excerpts and publications re: members of the Essex Law Association: S.B. II. -- 1956-1965
2013041-279 Formal opening of the courts ceremony programme. -- 16 Sept. 1991
2013041-280 Formal opening of the courts ceremony programme. -- [199-?]
2013041-281 Letterhead. -- [19--]
2013041-282 The story of the Essex Law Association. -- [196-?]
2013041-283 Tradition and tomorrow: a celebration of the legal profession - programme and photograph. -- 2000
2013041-03P Photograph of the Great Library. – 2000
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