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The Law Library

Opening Hours

8.30am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday.

Closed on Public Holidays.

Services

  • Access to a browsing collection, with loans (other than loose leaf services) for use within the David Malcolm Justice Centre only.
  • Reference desk services.
  • Access to subscribed electronic resources available from computers located in the Law Library.
  • Photocopying and printing.
  • Document delivery and interlibrary loans.

Address

The Law Library in the David Malcolm Justice Centre is located at 28 Barrack Street. Visitors are asked to report to Reception on Level 23.

The Library is a shared resource for the judiciary, government legal officers and members of the legal profession. It is not open to the public.

Members of the legal profession who wish to make regular use of the Library may apply for a Law Library Access Card.

Contact us

Phone: (08) 9264 1498
Fax: (08) 9264 1080
Email: llwa@justice.wa.gov.au

Library catalogue

Online access to the library catalogue is available via the library catalogue webpage.

Charges for Photocopying, Printing, Document Delivery and Interlibrary Loans

Library fees are prescribed by the Legal Profession (Law Library Fees) Rules 2017 and are set out in Part 2.

In order to make a payment, a pre-paid account must first be set up with The Law Library.

Practitioners Legal Electronic Access Service (PLEAS)

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PLEAS was a subscription service supplied by the Department of Justice which provided access to judgments and related materials in the West Australian jurisdiction.

PLEAS provided access to the following databases:

  • Judgments of the Supreme Court of Western Australia from 1991
  • Pre 1991 database of Supreme Court of Western Australia decisions
  • Civil Judgments of the District Court of Western Australia from 1996
  • Criminal Judgments of the District Court of Western Australia from 2007
  • Personal Injuries Summaries of the District Court of Western Australia from 1997
  • Selected unredacted Family Court of Western Australia decisions of the Family Court of Western Australia from 2007.
  • Judgments of the Children’s Court of Western Australia from 1999
  • Criminal Injuries Compensation Judgments from 2004
  • State Administrative Tribunal decisions from 2001
  • Sentencing Remarks of the Supreme Court of Western Australia from 2008
  • Practice Directions of the Supreme Court of Western Australia from 1991
  • Practice Directions of the Family Court of Western Australia from 2001
  • Mining Wardens Decisions from 1999

On the 28 March 2018, these databases moved to the new eCourts Portal of Western Australia. Current PLEAS subscribers, who are registered with the eCourts Portal, will have access to all of the above databases except those in italics. The Family Court declaration applies to Family Court judgments.

There will be a single subscription fee of $220 per annum from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 for all the decisions listed above. Subscriptions are subject to the Department’s Terms and Conditions.

For more information on how to apply for a subscription, please email to llwa@justice.wa.gov.au or ring The Law Library on 08 9264 1498.


Last updated: 17-Apr-2018

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