The ABA Journal recently updated its 2008 list of “The 25 Greatest Legal Movies”. The new 2018 list was again chosen by a panel of lawyers, law professors and judges. It includes all the classic courtroom dramas from Judgment at Nuremberg to 12 Angry Men, as well as newer legal-themed films, such as Spotlight (2015). This Best Picture winner follows a team of Boston Globe reporters investigating accusations of sexual abuse and cover-ups that led to criminal and civil litigation against the Roman Catholic Church.
Join us at Osgoode Hall and the Great Library during the 2018 Doors Open Toronto. The event is an annual city-wide program that gives visitors access to architecturally or culturally significant buildings around Toronto. Each year, Law Society staff members and others volunteer greet visitors and share information about the historic building. Continue reading
Restoration work outside the main entrance to the Great Library might have you wondering if we’re still open. We are! Behind the scaffolding and plywood, business continues as usual at the Great Library. Continue reading
It has long been rumoured that Osgoode Hall is haunted. Indeed, over the decades, several experiences of a spectral nature have been reported. In honour of Hallowe’en, we would like to share the tale of a mysterious visitor to the Great Library, as told to Kenneth Jarvis, former Law Society Under-Treasurer, by George Johnston. Continue reading