Appeal case books

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Appeal case books

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  • 1890-1947 (Creation)

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13.5 m of textual records

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Series forms part of Supreme Court as a court of appeal subfonds and consists of bound volumes containing printed appeal case records. The first statutory codification of court practice, the Judicature Act of 1884, included provisions for the printing of appeal cases and required that eight copies of the appeal case record be filed with the prothonotary. The printed case record was to contain the appeal papers, rules, minutes of evidence, statements of case, affidavits, report of trial, exhibits and all other matters on which argument could be made. The cover page of each case record identifies the parties to each case, their solicitors, the court and judge of original jurisdiction and the file number assigned by the prothonotary or clerk to the original case. Subsequent changes to the rules included the requirement of filing a printed case with the law library which was referred to with further precision as the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society Library in subsequent editions of the rules. The requirement was removed from the rules ca.1975. The cases in these volumes were collected by that library and bound in annual volumes.

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Partial case file list database available and covers the first 37 volumes ending in 1905.

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The books are found with the retrieval code of RG 39 Series "A"

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