10. The Good Fight
In the blink of an eye, Diane Lockhart, a lawyer, loses her entire life savings due to a scam. She is then forced to find a job and start afresh.
9. For The People
The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York — also known as the Mother Court — is the oldest district court in the nation, and the setting for the newest drama from the minds of Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers. Focusing on the lives and careers of the brand-new lawyers working for both the defense and the prosecution and handling some of the most high-profile and high-stakes federal cases in the country, “For the People” follows the talented professionals as their lives intersect both in and out of the courtroom.
“Diggstown” follows Marcie Diggs, a corporate lawyer who begins to reconsider her priorities after a tragedy in her family following a malicious prosecution. Marcie’s team is a mash-up of do-gooders, cynics and scrappers — otherwise messy souls struggling to keep personal demons out of their practice. They work directly with the community to find justice for their clients in areas including racism, poverty and gender bias.
Dr Jason Bull, a psychologist and a trial science expert, heads a consulting firm that helps its clients choose the right jurors and aids them in deciding the best argument that can win the case.
6. All Rise
A look inside the chaotic, hopeful and sometimes absurd lives of judges, prosecutors and public defenders as they work with bailiffs, clerks and cops to get justice for the people of Los Angeles amidst a flawed legal process. Among them is newly appointed Judge Lola Carmichael, a highly regarded and impressive deputy district attorney who doesn’t intend to sit back on the bench in her new role, but instead leans in, immediately pushing the boundaries and challenging the expectations of what a judge can be.
5. Bluff City Law
Coming from a famous Memphis family known for taking on injustice, brilliant lawyer Sydney Strait worked at her legendary father Elijah’s celebrated law firm until their tumultuous relationship got in the way. After barely speaking to her father for years, Sydney is suddenly thrust back into the family fold when her philanthropist mother passes away unexpectedly. In the wake of this loss, Elijah asks Sydney to rejoin his firm, hoping to reconnect with the daughter he loves. She agrees because despite her lingering resentment and distrust, she knows that working alongside her father is her best hope at changing the world.
4. For Life
Inspired by the life of Isaac Wright Jr., “For Life” is a fictional serialized legal and family drama about an imprisoned man, Aaron Wallace, who becomes a lawyer, litigating cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit. His quest for freedom is driven by his desperate desire to get back to the family he loves and reclaim the life that was stolen from him. Aaron’s complicated relationship with a progressive female prison warden helps shine a light on the flaws and challenges in the U.S. penal and legal systems.
3. In Contempt
Working for a legal aid office in New York City, Gwen Sullivan fights for clients who can’t afford to choose their own attorney. The passion she has for her job and for those she represents has cemented the rebellious and wildly outspoken Sullivan as arguably the most talented public defender in her district. Along with the complicated cases she tackles in a hurried environment, Gwen must also manage various distractions at the office, including working with her ex, newly appointed supervisor Charlie Riggs, whose extraordinary talent in the courtroom is only matched by his outsized ego, and Earl, her stern, hard-to-please father, a former judge.
2. How to Get Away with Murder
Annalise Keating, a criminal defence lawyer and professor, teaches a group of aspiring law students. However, their lives alter when they get entangled in an aberrant murder.
Mike Ross, a talented young college dropout, is hired as an associate by Harvey Specter, one of New York’s best lawyers. They must handle cases while keeping Mike’s qualifications a secret.