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16 October 2019

BottledSnail Productions is popping bottles to celebrate six years of creativity with Melbourne's legal community.

They are holding a Fundraising Gala at the Richmond Town Hall on 22 November 2019 to celebrate their many projects produced since 2013. 

For more information visit their website at https://www.bottledsnail.com/gala

1 October 2019

To mark the centenary of Sir Zelman Cowen, AK, GCMG, GCVO, PC, QC, who was born on 7 October 1919, the Supreme Court Library is hosting a touring exhibition: A Life of Opportunity and Success, curated by the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre at Victoria University. 

The exhibition is undertaken in collaboration with Victoria University and the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre. As well as the static exhibition there are two iPads on the mezzanine floor of the Library that detail Sir Zelman's life, achievements and interests, as Dean of the Melbourne University Law School and Governor-General as well as his...

22 August 2019

This year marks 75 years since Lt General Edmund Herring was appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria. To mark this occasion there is a small display in the Library about Herring and the Court in 1944.

On display in the Library is the minutes of the first Law Reform Committee meeting that was instigated by Herring, plus the story of the most famous case in 1944 - the Pyjama Girl. 

The image is the 1945 Archibald prize winning portrait of Herring, from the collection of the Australian War Memorial. The Library holds the retirement portrait of Herring...

17 July 2019

A complete list of the Supreme Court Library's Holdings of journals, law reports and legislation (PDF, 3MB) has been updated and is available to library users. 

The Holdings List is a guide to the shelf location of titles and also notes if there is an online version available to use in the Library. 

Please update any versions you have as they are now out of date.

15 July 2019

The Supreme Court Library will be closing at 5.30pm on Wednesday 24 July 2019. Apologies for any inconvenience. You can still visit our website to search the catalogue, view latest judgments, legislation and more. 

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. 

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