Gold is put between a rock and a hard place when a politician is involved in a hit and run, with Sean and Tess on opposite sides. Dicky and Lila come to some uncomfortable conclusions about their relationship, and Kay decides to give up her bar.
Dicky's fate is decided after the investigation into his alleged brutality. Tess is disappointed that her relationship with Sean has hit a rough patch, and Kay finds a kindred spirit in her professor.
Dicky is under scrutiny when he's accused of using excessive force when breaking up a fight, causing a headache for Gold, who's vying for a spot on the City Council. Also, Bruce makes life difficult for Tess.
Tess faces down Gold's uncle over a capital case of a psychotic killer. Also, Tess's parents make a surprise visit, and Kay makes a move on Dicky.
A college journalist is murdered, and the number one suspect is a professor who was negatively featured in his articles. Also, Dicky is upset when Kay thinks about leaving, and Tess is furious with Bruce's games.
In the second episode of this two-parter, Kay is still clinging to life in critical condition, and Bruce gets a visit from his mother in prison.
A streetwalker's mysterious demise is put on the back burner when a more sensational case comes along: a VIP accused of murdering his spouse.
Maggie's life is turned upside down by a difficult case, the death of her mother and Dicky's concern about her.
The trial of a pedophile brings up painful memories formerly repressed by a young man. Also, a robber is killed by Dicky while he's off duty.
A murderer claims he'll walk because of his high connections, so it's up to Tess and Dicky to make sure this doesn't happen.
Dicky is accidentally shot when he's caught in the crossfire of a gunfight, but the young man responsible for his wound might have been firing in self defense.
Tess and Maggie are on opposite sides of related cases: Tess prosecutes a man accused of murdering his adopted son, while Maggie defends the adoption agency which placed the boy in a civil case.
A former hockey player brawling skills get him in hot water when he accidentally kills his opponent in a bar fight. Also, Bruce's sign language skills are put to the test when he's involved in a custody case over a gorilla that can speak in sign.
Tess demands that Dicky investigate when evidence comes to light indicating a man executed for murder may have been innocent.
While Dicky tries to work things out with Maggie, Tess receives a proposal from a man from her past.
While trying to work things out with Maggie, Dicky investigates the killing of a man who was engaged to a high-class woman.
Maggie refuses to testify before a grand jury against her client, a fraudulent businessman with whom she shares a past.
Dicky's buddy, a cop, is despondent over his crumbling marriage; Tess becomes an advocate for a disturbed deaf woman.
Maggie and Dicky's relationship takes a blow when he puts his job ahead of her. Also, a doctor is put on trial after being arrested for drunk driving.
Maggie has a juggling act to perform when her brother visits her while she's defending a client accused of sexual harassment. Meanwhile, Tess is traumatized after being carjacked.
Tess takes on a case involving the illegal trade in bear gallbladders for the Asian folk medicine market. Also, a real estate bigwig in a jamb takes hostages to try and make his way out of trouble.
A store owner's trap fatally catches the wrong quarry, and the legal fallout from the case causes political and personal problems for Gold and Dicky.
A detective determined to get his man no matter what it takes plants evidence on his suspect and uses a psychic to cover his tracks.
A porno emporium is targeted by a group of feminists looking to bring their agenda into a public forum.
Maggie takes advantage of Tess' conflicted feelings when she defends a woman accused of murdering the man who was abusing her.
A man's refusal to turn in his brother lands him in hot water. Also, Tess meets someone new.
Tess is torn by her own personal feelings when she's required to prosecute a pair of Jewish students who kidnapped an aging Nazi suspected of being a war criminal.
Mexican immigrant parents who are accused of putting their child in danger are given an inadequate defense by their public defender. Also, Sean's current case is for the birds.
Tess' problems with Judge Booth continue to haunt her prosecution of a neo-Nazi, but Dicky continues to use his influence to aid her. Also, Kay tries to help Weldon with his drinking problem.
Tess has trouble focusing on her job prosecuting a neo-Nazi when Judge Booth crosses the line from professional to personal interest in Tess.
Judge Booth appears to be biased when Tess prosecutes a young neo-Nazi. Dicky comes to her aid by leaning on the defendant's friend to testify against his compatriot.
Tess is stressed when she faces her mentor in court with over a case she's only had days to prepare. Also, Dicky meets Lila's parents, Bruce plays for keeps with his ex-wife, and Kay struggles with the emotional trauma caused by her rape.
While Dicky investigates if a man may have been wrongfully executed, Tess goes up against a woman who's defending herself.