History of the Supreme Court of Victoria available for purchase

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Judging for the people: a social history of the Supreme Court in Victoria 1841-2016

Edited by Simon Smith, Royal Historical Society of Victoria

This landmark publication celebrating 175 years of the Supreme Court of Victoria shares key events, people and cases that have shaped the Court and the State of Victoria today. The history of the Court is a window on the people and events that have helped frame the history of the State. Beautifully illustrated, Judging for the people brings together that social history for the first time. Chapters are as diverse as the pioneering and influential judges themselves, the first lawyers, the unsung heroes of the Court, the changing nature of the courtrooms and buildings, and much more.

Judging for the people is $60 ($50 for RHSV members) and would make a terrific Christmas gift for members of the Victorian legal community. This book is available for purchase in the Supreme Court Library.