Documenting the life and career of David Vanek (b. 1915), a lawyer who was appointed Magistrate in 1968, and became a Provincial Court Judge later that year. Interview topics include: University of Toronto; articling; Osgoode Hall Law School; lecturer, Osgoode Hall; World War II; appointment as Magistrate; change from Magistrate to Provincial Court Judge; select cases; Judges of the Provincial Court, 1968; Provincial Judges Association; Criminal Justice in Ontario, report, 1987. Interview conducted by Christine J.N. Kates. File includes six audio cassette recordings from a series of three interviews and a transcript with index (155 p.).
David Vanek served as a Provincial Court judge from 1968 until 1989 when he retired. He was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1939, just as World War II was breaking out in Europe. During the war Vanek served in the Canadian Intelligence Corps and Field Security in England from 1943 to 1945. Upon… Read more »