Raising the Bar

Season 1 Episode 7

A Leg to Stand On

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Oct 13, 2008 on TNT
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Episode Summary

Jerry defends a client who he is sure is innocent. Jerry gets a sign that he should go with a bench trial, but it seems there are some politics going on in the background. Richard receives extra attention from his law student. Judge Kessler is called in for a favor.

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    Bruce Katzman

    Bruce Katzman

    Ed Kilmer

    Guest Star

    Karl Makinen

    Karl Makinen

    Ray Crawford

    Guest Star

    Reno Wilson

    Reno Wilson

    Mr. Hansen

    Guest Star

    Stacy Hall

    Stacy Hall

    Vince Culp

    Recurring Role

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    • QUOTES (8)

      • Mr. Hansen: Yeah, man. But you know, the jury, they're gonna want to believe that I did it as soon as they sit down, man. Look at me.
        Jerry: I see a guy who is home with his wife and kids.

      • Marcus: (to Jerry) Ah, the Kellerman magic! I almost thought I was in trouble until you decided to piss on the judge. You just can't help yourself. But one man's curse is another man's blessing.

      • Kameela Hansen: I think people listen to their own self-interest, Jerry. Even good people.
        Jerry: Okay. My self-interest needs me to win. And it's not a win if an innocent man gets convicted.

      • Roz: Do you really want it in your record that you hammered a legless war hero in a flimsy charge without any supporting evidence?
        Nick: Uh no, don't exaggerate. He still has one good leg.

      • Jerry: I don't want to beg for mercy for a man who deserves freedom. I don't wanna have to ask you to give him the 10-year minimum for something he didn't even do. What I want is to work in a system that cares more about people than politics. That's represented by men and women who sometimes actually listen to the truth. I want to stand in front of judges I respect. Who would never sacrifice their integrity for advancements. Who would never be corrupted by outside influences. Who'd give up the bench before they compromise their ideals. Fair, independent judges who I guess truly deserve to be called 'Your Honor', your Honor.

      • Marcus: A judge reversing himself is like the sun rising in the west.
        Jerry: God saw the light, brother.
        Marcus: Yeah, the white light as his career passed over to the other side.

      • Judge Kessler: The problem with secrets is that once you share them, they are no longer secrets.

      • Jerry: If being certain and being right had anything to do with each other, we'd have found WMDs in Iraq.

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