Inventory of the
Clayton Ruby fonds

Inventory #F0208

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Fonds/Collection Number:F0208
Title:Clayton Ruby fonds
Dates:1971, 1976-1999
Extent:6.45 m of textual records and other materials.
Biographical Sketch/
Administrative History:
Clayton C. Ruby (1942- ) is a lawyer and activist. Since 1976, he has been a partner with the law firm, Ruby and Edwardh, in Toronto, Ontario. Clayton Ruby received a B.A. from York University in 1963, an L.L.B. from the University of Toronto in 1967, and an L.L.M. from the University of California (Berkeley) in 1973. Since being called to the Bar in 1969, Ruby has maintained an extensive criminal, constitutional and administrative law practice and has served as counsel in numerous high profile human rights, aboriginal, and criminal cases. He is also a Bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada. In addition to his legal practice, Ruby has been a prominent member of the environment and human rights community. His memberships and affiliations include: Director of Earthroots, Director of Greenpeace Charitable Foundation, Director of the Sierra Legal Defence Fund, Director of PEN Canada, Honorary Patron of the Native Men's Residence, and Community Associate of the Social Planning Council of Metropolitan Toronto.
Scope and Content:

The fonds documents Clayton Ruby's activities as a lawyer and activist. Records consist of professional correspondence, general files, and subject files. General correspondence is mostly with politicians, colleagues, and the Law Society. Records contained in general files include correspondence and resource materials pertaining to legal and social justice issues, as well as miscellaneous records sent to Ruby. Subject file topics include the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Advocates' Society, Amnesty International, conferences, Law Reform Commission, Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice, the Charter of Rights Education Fund, the Criminal Lawyers' Association, the Writers' Union of Canada, Ruby's newspaper columns and letters to the editor, and his role as book review editor for the Criminal Law Quarterly. Also included are various photographic portraits of Clayton Ruby.

Restrictions on
Access and Use:
Access is restricted. All files closed until 10 years after the donor's death, after which researchers must sign the Access and Use Agreement.
Finding Aid: File list is available.
URL of Finding Aid:
Accruals: The fonds comprises the following accession: 2000-042, 2007-048. Further accruals may be expected.
Provenance Access Points:Ruby, Clayton, 1942-

Date of creation: 2002/04/08
Date of last revision: 2010/08/13
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