Down North on the Labrador Circuit:
The Court of Civil Jurisdiction 1826 to 1833
by Nina Jane Goudie
Project Daisy is a committee of the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador whose mandate is the preservation of Newfoundland and Labrador's legal heritage, including the history of law, the courts, the lawyers and the Law Society. The name of the Project Daisy committee is taken from the government boat Daisy that carried members, judges, sheriffs and clerks to the courts in smaller communities around the province.
The Project Daisy committee work to date includes taping and transcribing oral histories of senior members of the Bench and Bar, preserving the Barrister's Roll which dates from 1826, and publishing Newfoundland Law Reports containing previously unreported decisions of the Supreme Court for the two years immediately before Newfoundland and Labrador's entry into confederation.
This book is the fourth in a series over the past fourteen years documenting various aspects of the legal history of Newfoundland and Labrador. Previous titles are:
Silk Robes & Sou’westers, The Supreme Court 1791-1991 (November 1991);
A Flag, An Anthem, A Courthouse (October 2001);
Below the Clock: a Legal History of the “Ancient Capital” (September 2002).
© Nina J Goudie 2005