Raising the Bar

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Episode Guide

    • 7/13/09
      When Jerry presents a case for a man charged with running over a corrupt lawyer, he plays on jury sympathy rather than relying on the facts of the case. Elsewhere, Richard rushes through cases, resulting in a judicial fumble and Bobbi's divorce proceedings advance.
    • Making Up Is Hard To Do
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      Bobbi takes the case of a woman charged with smuggling drugs that involves Michelle's cop boyfriend. Elsewhere, Jerry tries to obtain a better deal for his client and goes against Marcus over the issue.
    • Happy Ending
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      In the series finale, Jerry takes a case involving a male massage therapist. Kessler's new boyfriend asks her for a legal favor. Roz is extorted by a man, who is the father of the baby she is caring for.
    • Rules of Engagement
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      Jerry and Michelle go before an overly strict new judge and the case only gets worse when Michelle realizes that she may have feelings for a witness. Meanwhile, a case revolves around two older twins accused of falsifying a welfare check.
    • 6/22/09
      Jerry and Judge Farnsworth almost comes to blows over Jerry's tardiness. Elsewhere, Roz and Richard work on a hate-crime case and Marcus' well-connected girlfriend puts him in a tight spot with Balco.
    • Is There a Doctor in the House?
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      Jerry takes a case for a woman charged with drug possession, but the case stirs up a conflict between Jerry and Michelle's new cop boyfriend. Also, Bobbi defends a client battling larceny charges and Charlie and Judge Farnsworth share an interesting dinner together.
    • Oh, Say Can You Pee?
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      Bobbi and Jerry come to a crossroads in their relationship. Richard represents a student who is charged with pouring beer on a cop. Marcus deals with a hard case about a man charged with stealing food for his kids.
    • Trout Fishing
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      Judge Kessler goes head to head with Judge Farnsworth over a case involving a mother set to go to prison. And Balco gives a murder case to Michelle, but the case goes to trial in a brief 48 hours.
    • Roman Holiday
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      Jerry defends an HIV-positive man charged with attempted murder due to the fact that he spit in a police officer's face. Jerry must go up against Mitch Baker, an arrogant assistant DA. Bobbi and Richard defend a 14-year-old who was possibly involved in a murder. Judge Kessler plans a trip to Italy and invites Charlie along.moreless
    • Beating a Dead Horse
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      Jerry faces off against Michelle when he defends a heroin-addled pregnant woman and Michelle wants her in jail so that her unborn baby stands a chance. Elsewhere, Roz takes a case for a carriage driver accused of abusing a horse and attacking a cop, but surprising details surface in the case.moreless
    • Fine And Dandy
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      Jerry and Richard both fight for clients who received unfair verdicts. Richard has to go up against Judge Kessler who is preoccupied with a blind date. Meanwhile, Bobbi struggles to adjust to a life-shattering situation involving her ex-husband
    • Shop Till You Drop
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      The appeals court overturns the conviction of a black firefighter accused of stealing property from a body found during a fire. The court finds that Judge Kessler was wrong to disallow testimony. Roz and Balco have to go and retry the case and they find racism to play a major part. Jerry finds some information out about Bobbi's husband but doesn't know if he should share it. Charlie deals with conflict between him and Judge Kessler.moreless
    • Out on the Roof
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      One of Charlie's friends is arrested and Charlie arranges to have Jerry handle the case, but then is put in front of Charlie's boss, Judge Kessler. Michelle calls Jerry in to intercede on one of Bobbi's cases.
    • Maybe, Baby
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      Roz ends up with a baby after a regrettable turn of events. Jerry has difficulty with one of his clients who may or not be telling the truth about a rapist. Elsewhere, Bobbi confronts Jerry about his unsanitary ways.
    • Bobbi Ba-Bing
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      Jerry defends a convict accused of killing a fellow inmate. The case takes a different turn when it turns out that Jerry's client was wrongly imprisoned. A new staffer works hard for a homeless man and finds a way to sue the city.
    • No Child's Left Behind
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      Jerry goes up against Balco in a child-pornography case. Meanwhile, Bobbi's divorce proceedings take a turn for the worse when Gavin exploits a legal loophole which sets life-changing consequences in motion.
    • Trust Me
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      Bobbi is put to the test while working on a case for a confidential informant who fears his powerful codefendant could have him killed. Jerry tries to assist Bobbi in the case, but his meddling backfires. Elsewhere, Richard uses his family name as leverage in a case.
    • A Leg to Stand On
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      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.
    • Hair Apparent
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      Jerry defends a man charged with permitting a relative to sell drugs out of his barbershop. Roz begins working on active cases again and Bobbi's divorce proceedings begin.
    • I Will, I'm Will
      Season 1 - Episode 3

      Jerry defends a mentally ill client and runs into problems with Judge Kessler. Richard defends a woman who caused problems due to a welfare check and may not be able to take care of her grandmother if she is convicted.

    • Richie Richer
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      Richards wealthy father offers Roz a job. Jerry defends a mother whose arrest may have something to do with her testifying in a murder trial. Judge Kessler continues her quest as a political candidate.
    • Hang Time
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      Jerry defends a man who followed a hit and run driver and then stole from him. Bobbi's latest case involves a domestic -violence dispute which has the wife refusing to press charges.
    • Bagels and Locks
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      Jerry takes on an emotional case of the murder of a young boy. As the press coverage intensifies, Balco takes over as lead prosecutor. Bobbi defends a family man charged with possession of heroin. Jerry finally meets Bobbi's husband and they continue to flirt.
    • Guatemala Gulfstream
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      Jerry defends a man accused of murder but the only eyewitness is in Guatemala. Michelle has the chance of trying her first murder trial and tries to remember to be a good lawyer in the process. Meanwhile, Richard defends a man accused of assault and Charlie runs into a former lover in the courtroom.moreless
    • Pilot
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      Public defender, Jerry Kellerman, defends a man that he is certain is innocent. Jerry struggles on the case while in front of a judge that despises him. Meanwhile in the DA's office, Michelle tries to right a wrong in a rape trial while the office doesn't want to be embarrassed by a wrong conviction.moreless
    • 7/13/09
      Jerry takes on a pro bono case in which he defends a man arrested for running over his crooked lawyer with a car.
    • 6/22/09
      Jerry gets into a heated conflict with Judge Farnsworth after his client is punished for his own tardiness, but Jerry is determined to have the last word.