Follows a crime (usually a murder), usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points, the police investigation and the prosecution in court.
Damages is an American legal thriller television series created by the writing and production trio of Daniel Zelman and brothers Glenn and Todd A. Kessler. The plot revolves around the brilliant, ruthless lawyer Patty Hewes and her protégée, recent law school graduate Ellen Parsons. Each season features a major case that Hewes and her firm take on, while also examining a chapter of the complicated relationship between Ellen and Patty. The first two seasons center around the law firm Hewes & Associates. Later seasons center more on Patty and Ellen's relationship as Ellen begins to distance herself from Hewes & Associates and begins an independent career.
Explore the relationships between exclusive escorts and their clients, for whom they provide far more than just sex. Known as GFEs, they are women who provide “The Girlfriend Experience”—emotional and sexual relationships at a very high price.
Theodore 'Teddy' Hoffman is a highly-regarded defense attorney in a prestigious Los Angeles law firm. Having successfully defended the wealthy but suspicious Richard Cross in a much-publicised murder trial, he is now involved in the defense of Neil Avedon, a famous young actor who has been suffering from severe drug and alcohol problems - and has been charged with the murder for which Cross was acquitted.
With the help of a gutsy female detective, a prosecutor who has lost the ability to feel empathy tackles a murder case amid political corruption.
A brilliant young attorney, who is also the daughter of a former U.S. president, is blackmailed to head up LA's new Conviction Integrity Unit. She and her team investigate cases where people may have been wrongly convicted.
Philly is an American television series created by Steven Bochco that focused on criminal defense attorney Kathleen Maguire. It lasted a full season and was canceled due to low ratings. The final episode was advertised heavily as the series finale, a move not commonly used in network promotion, for a series lasting only one season.
The complete series is not on DVD, but is viewable on Netflix in HD and 5.1 Surround Sound. The series briefly aired in syndication on Universal HD in 2008.
Han Soo-Ho and Han Kang-Ho were born as identical twins, but they live totally different lives. Han Soo-Ho works as a judge and he is guided by principles. Han Kang-Ho's extensive criminal record contains 5 different arrests. One day, Han Soo-Ho suddenly disappears. Han Kang-Ho secretly takes his brother's place as a judge. Han Kang-Ho, who was once considered trash, becomes "Dear Judge" and highly respected.
Aber Bergen is an entertaining courtroom drama about the recently separated , but for the time being professional partners, Erik Aber and Elea Bergen. They are two of the country's sharpest defense attorneys, who together with an unorthodox team lawyers have built up a reputable law firm, where they attempt to balance professional and private as they are thrown between moral, political and legal dilemmas.
Jo Deul-Ho, who came from a poor family background, is a promising prosecutor, but he can't ignore the corruption at his workplace. He becomes a whistle-blower and loses everything. Jo Deul-Ho then works to become a lawyer.
A male student's body is found at school. Authorities assume that the student killed himself in a fall. Other students at the school hold a trial to uncover the truth behind his death.
Emma Banville, a human rights lawyer known for defending lost causes, sets out to prove the innocence of Kevin Russell, who was convicted for the murder of a school girl 14 years earlier.
The lawyers of an elite Memphis law firm specializing in the most controversial landmark civil rights cases and led by legendary lawyer Elijah Strait and his brilliant daughter, Sydney Keller, take on the toughest David-and-Goliath cases while navigating their complicated relationship.
Park Cha O Reum works as a rookie judge. She is in her mid-20's and follows "an eye for an eye" principle. She does not accept prejudice or blindly follow authority. Dealing with cases, she and her colleagues, including Im Ba-Reun, grow as persons.
He needs an assistant. She wants her inheritance back.
Zheng Hao is a hotshot attorney who specializes in inheritance law. Tang Ning is an heiress who has returned from the United States only to find out that her own family members have forced her to give up her shares of the family business, robbing her of her inheritance.
Tang Ning goes to work as Zheng Hao’s assistant, and she realizes that Zheng Hao is exactly the person who can help her regain her rightful place within her family. But can they stop bickering long enough for Tang Ning to achieve her goals?
Lead character Rei Okumori was in his last year of middle school when he killed his father to protect his mother from domestic violence. Rei and his mother Shoko buried the corpse in the yard, dumped the father's favorite car in the ocean, and staged everything to look like a missing person case. Just like that, Rei's crime became a "secret" between only him and his mother. He decides he doesn't need any friends or a girlfriend and lives under the radar without forming deep relationships with anyone.
Rei works tirelessly to become a lawyer--a dream that is the only meaning he finds in life. Shoko blames herself for being the reason her son has to bear a heavy burden for life and wishes from the bottom of her heart that he will be happy.
Eight years after the murder, Rei meets Sawa Tachibana, an innocent girl who attends the same law school and dreams of becoming a prosecutor. Sawa is a flash of light that enters the darkness in which Rei has walked all these years. They fall in love and Rei obliges his mother and girlfriend's wish that they get married. Just when Rei and Sawa decide to get married, someone who knows the "secret" begins to send eerie messages.
Smile is a Japanese television drama series, shown on TBS started last April 17, 2009. Jun Matsumoto plays the lead role of Vito, a half-Filipino, half-Japanese man who always smiles despite all of the problems and difficulties he faces. the series focus on foreigners and mixed race children who suffered from racism
"Partner" centers around two law firms as they struggle to defend the accused and those around them. Kang Eun-ho, a widowed single mother & attorney, tangles with the charismatic and ruthless attorney Lee Tae-jo.
In the first two episodes the attorneys work on cases involving a step-brother chraged with murdering of his step-sister and a lawsuit between a wealthy mother-in-law and her divorced daughter-in-law.
Each successive episode will cover provocative cases like these, while also bringing to light the charms of the attorneys and their daily lives.
Monster parents-a neologism that denotes parents who repeatedly make unreasonable demands to their children’s school and prevent it from functioning normally.
Takamura Itsuki is the ace lawyer of a major law firm. One day, she is assigned on a case requested by a school board, and learns of the existence of "monster parents." She meets a parent who wants the school to fire a teacher with a dialect for fear that he may exert bad influence on her child, a parent who insists that her son get a regular position on the soccer team, a parent who refuses to pay the lunch fee because it doesn’t taste good and so on. She is, at first, reluctant about this case, but gradually becomes determined to solve the problems.
Yamazaki Risako lives with her husband Yoichiro and 3-year-old daughter Fumika. One day, she receives a notification from the court that she has been selected as an alternate member of the jury for a shocking criminal case. The defendant in the case is Ando Mizuho, a full-time housewife who is the same age as Risako. She is on trial for causing the death of her 8-month-old daughter by dropping her into the bathtub. As a mother herself, Risako feels repulsed that Mizuho killed her own child. However, after the trial opens, Mizuho’s circumstances remind Risako of her own past and she soon becomes confused with the chaotic feelings that have lain dormant in her. (Source: jdramas.wordpress.com)