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29 March 2017

The Library will be closing at 5.15pm on Monday 3 April 2017.

3 March 2017

The Law Library of Victoria has recently refreshed its website, making it easier and faster to stay up-to-date. You'll find links to new legislation,...

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9 February 2017

On Friday 3 February 2017, the Supreme Court observed the 50th anniversary of the death of Ronald Ryan, the last person to be executed in Australia, with a re-enactment of parts of his trial followed by remarks held in the Library.

A video of the re-enactment, as well as the full remarks...

3 February 2017

The Supreme Court Library's new exhibition has been created to mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Ronald Ryan, the last man executed in Australia in February 1967. In addition the exhibition looks at capital punishment in Victoria over nearly 130 years, including Jean Lee, the last woman...

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25 January 2017

Religious services to mark the opening of the legal year stem from centuries old tradition. The custom of celebrating at the opening of the judicial year originated on the Continent. The first recorded instance was at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris in 1245. Melbourne continues this tradition with...

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15 December 2016

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...

12 December 2016

The Supreme Court Library will close on the 23rd of December and reopen on the 3rd January.

The Library will operate with reduced opening hours from the 3rd of January to the 23rd of January, open from 9am until 5pm Monday to Friday.

8 November 2016

The Supreme Court Library currently has a new exhibition on display, all about the 1990s.

The 1990s marked 10 years of dynamic change at the Supreme Court. Technological advances as well as extensive renovations updated and improved the Court.

The exhibition examines the corporate...

12 October 2016

The Law Library of Victoria presents the "Switch on..." training sessions, held in the Supreme Court Library. This session on Tuesday 18 October at 1.15-1.40pm provides guidance for locating unreported judgments of the Victorian Supreme Court, County Court, Magistrates' Court and VCAT. You will...

12 October 2016

Join us for the sixth and final perfomance for the year of classical music from BottledSnail productions. Held in the beautiful surrounds of the Supreme Court Library, Thursday 20 October from 1.15pm.

Featuring perfomances by pianist Arthur Athan, oboist Naomi Tian-Min Kwong and a return...

29 September 2016

Tuesday, 27 September, 2016

Attorney-General Martin Pakula today announced the appointment of Sarah Leighfield and Simon Zebrowski to the Magistrates' Court of Victoria.

Attorney-General appoints two new...

16 August 2016

The Library will be closing early at 5.30pm on Wednesday 17 Aug.