Jerry is defending a family man accused of murder, but the only eyewitness who can prove the man's innocence is stuck in Guatemala. There are those within the system working to keep him there. Michelle finally has the chance to try her first murder case after the primary attorney dies unexpectedly. But she risks forgetting that her first priority is not to get a murder conviction but rather to be a good lawyer. Meanwhile, Richard is defending a young man who is accused of assault in a racially charged case. Charlie runs into problems when a former lover turns up in Judge Kessler's courtroom.