In the first-season finale, Roz and Balco retry an overturned case involving a firefighter charged with stealing property during a blaze. Elsewhere, a secret about Bobbi's husband is brought to light; and a serious conflict with Judge Kessler continues to impact Charlie.
Jerry holds court against an arrogant DA while defending an HIV-positive man leveled with attempted murder charges for spitting at a police officer. Meanwhile, Bobbi and Richard defend a 14-year-old possibly connected to a homicide; and Judge Kessler plans some rest and relaxation in Italy, inviting Charlie along for the trip.
Jerry provides legal assistance to Charlie's friend, who was busted for distributing ecstasy. Elsewhere, Marcus realizes something's amiss when working for a Hell's Kitchen man with strong family ties; Michelle asks Jerry a favor; and law student-dancer Lisa offers Richard an interesting proposition.
Jerry navigates through thorny judicial politics to defend a client he maintains is innocent. Elsewhere, Bobbi advocates for an Iraq veteran taking heroin as medicine for his war wounds; and Richard is given a new client---a law student-dancer who showers him with a bit too much attention.
Jerry embarks upon a heart-rending case involving the molestation and murder of a young boy. As the case begins grabbing headlines, Balco decides to assume control as the head prosecutor. Elsewhere, Bobbi works for a family man on a drug-possession case that seemingly lacks evidence. And Jerry meets Bobbi's husband.
Roz is offered employment at a high-ranked firm headed by Richard's overly moneyed father. Meanwhile, Jerry works for a penniless mother; Richard and Bobbi join forces on a murder case; and Judge Kessler continues to have political aspirations.
Jerry defends a mentally ill client, and tensions heighten when Judge Kessler pushes him to find an in-patient program. Elsewhere, there's full-court pressure when Richard works for a woman involved in a dustup over a welfare check.
Jerry's efforts to defend a murder suspect are thwarted when a key eyewitness is stuck in Guatemala---and possibly holed up there by crooked inside forces. Meanwhile, Michelle takes part in her first murder trial; and Richard works on a racially explosive assault case.
Legal battles and relationship quandaries among young lawyers are charted in this courtroom drama. In the pilot episode, idealistic public defender Jerry Kellerman (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) fights for a man he's sure is innocent, but holding court is a judge who loathes Kellerman. Meanwhile, DA staffer Michelle Ernhardt (Melissa Sagemiller) takes on a rape case. Created and executive produced by Steven Bochco ("NYPD Blue," "L.A. Law").