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4 June 2019

The Supreme Court Library will be closed on Monday 10 June due to the Queen's Birthday public holiday. You can still visit our website to search the catalogue, view latest judgments, legislation and more. 

17 April 2019

The Supreme Court Library will be closed for the Easter break from Friday 19 April until Monday 22 April, reopening on Tuesday 23 April at 8.30am. 

The Supreme Court Library will also be closed for Anzac Day, Thursday 25 April. 

Apologies for any inconvenience. You can still visit our website to search the catalogue, view latest judgments, legislation and more. 

 

11 April 2019

The Supreme Court of Victoria has launched its podcast series, Gertie's Law

Gertie's Law takes a deep dive into some of the lesser-known, misunderstood or complex parts of the Court's work, such as sentencing, mental health, juries and the criminal trial process. Revisit historic cases, meet the many people who work at the Court and take a closer look at how a modern justice system operates in a 19th century building. 

The series is available to listen to via the Supreme Court of Victoria website or you can listen and download wherever you get your podcasts. New episodes will be...

3 April 2019

The Supreme Court Library will be closing at 5.15pm on Wednesday 10 April 2019. Apologies for any inconvenience. You can still visit our website to search the catalogue, view latest judgments, legislation and more. 

8 March 2019

The Supreme Court Library will be closed on Monday 11 March due to the Labour Day public holiday. You can still visit our website to search the catalogue, view latest judgments, legislation and more. 

 

27 February 2019

Lyrical Lunchtimes is happening again in 2019, and BottledSnail Productions is calling for performers for the lunchtime concerts. These marvellous concerts are held in the Supreme Court Library, with performers almost exclusively from Melbourne's legal profession. The Library team is in awe of all the wonderful talent displayed in each concert, and are grateful to the performers for their preparation, and their willingness to perform during their lunch hour.

BottledSnail Productions is a not-for-profit organisation that exists to give Melbourne lawyers a creative outlet, and they always welcome new talent.

This is a wonderful series and we would urge anyone...

20 February 2019

The Supreme Court Library will be closing at 5pm on Wednesday 20 February 2019. Apologies for any inconvenience. You can still visit our website to search the catalogue, view latest judgments, legislation and more. 

30 January 2019

The Law Library of Victoria provides high quality services to judicial officers, court staff, Barristers and Solicitors.

The Law Library is always looking for feedback and ways to improve the experience of library users and enhance the effective administration of justice in Victoria. We appreciate you taking the time to fill out this survey (5 minutes). Your answers and feedback will provide valuable information that will inform the development of a future service model for the Law Library.

Feedback in last year’s User Satisfaction Survey led to improvements to the Supreme Court Library public computers (reducing the need for passwords)...

21 January 2019

The Supreme Court Library will be closed on Monday 28 January due to the Australia Day public holiday. You can still visit our website to search the catalogue, view latest judgments, legislation and more. 

The Library will resume regular opening hours on Tuesday 29 January, operating from 8.30am-6.00pm Monday to Thursday, and 8.30am-5.00pm Friday. 

11 January 2019

It is 50 years since Justice Menhennitt delivered his judgment in one of the best known cases of ‘Judge made law’. His decision provided the basis for legal abortions in Victoria for the next 40 years. As well as reflecting on the Menhennitt ruling, there is a little bit about the Court in the late 1960s. Did you know  that there was a proposal to demolish part of the Court and build an eight storey building on the eastern side of the building? Or that is wasn’t until the late 1960s that women jurors first sat on cases at the...

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