15 episodes

Drama has unfolded in these courtrooms for more than 130 years, from serial murderers and gangland wars to multimillion-dollar commercial disputes and celebrity defamation cases. Take a step behind the bench of one of Australia’s oldest institutions and hear from judges as they explain why they make the decisions they do.

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 here, from judges to Corrections staff, and take a close look at how a modern justice system operates in a 19th century building.

Authorised by the Supreme Court of Victoria, 210 William St, Melbourne

Gertie's Law Supreme Court of Victoria

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Drama has unfolded in these courtrooms for more than 130 years, from serial murderers and gangland wars to multimillion-dollar commercial disputes and celebrity defamation cases. Take a step behind the bench of one of Australia’s oldest institutions and hear from judges as they explain why they make the decisions they do.

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 here, from judges to Corrections staff, and take a close look at how a modern justice system operates in a 19th century building.

Authorised by the Supreme Court of Victoria, 210 William St, Melbourne

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
667 Ratings

667 Ratings

Taic60 ,

Informative, engaging and intriguing

Thank you to the Court and journos pulling together Gertie’s law. It is a fascinating insight in to the legal system at the court level. Highly recommended for the average person wanting to know about the running of the courts. It is informative, engaging and intriguing. Especially loved the 2 part episode on court reporters. Courts and journalism - two fundamentals of democracy.

mdfwrf ,

Just thanks

This is a quality first rate informative poddie
Thanks

Runscotty ,

Great civics lesson

I only had the vaguest idea about the workings of the Supreme Court; now I know so much more and am looking forward to actually visiting and seeing our justice system in action. The discussion is clear and measured, and the insight from judges is fascinating. It’s helped me to be reassured by, and now proud and protective of, our rule of law.

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