This article was originally published in De Minimis, Melbourne Law School’s student newspaper.
The Stary Norton Halphen office is noticeably different from the offices of its commercial law counterparts on Bourke and Collin Street. The reception area is modest and homely. The clients that come in and out wear comfortable, non-business attire. The secretary is kind and warm despite the constant stream of telephone calls and walk-ins.
Welcome to criminal law. Cue the extraordinary Jessie Smith, 4th-year criminal lawyer.