STATUS: previously in development (2003-2004 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC's press release) Riddle: How many lawyers does it take to do the right thing? Answer: One, when he's a man of conscience and courage. Privileged attorney Michael Brock has it all: $2000 suits, a Beemer, a great apartment, a paneled office in a high-powered Washington law firm. He's on cruise control along the high road to partnership, fortune, and a Platinum membership in the old boys' club. Then a shocking and unnecessary killing brings Michael face-to-face with his conscience. What begins for Michael as a simple effort to right a wrong will become a life-changing passion. Once he realizes that his law firm is on the wrong side of decency, Michael throws in with a down-and-dirty legal clinic run by explosive, tenacious storefront lawyer Mordecai Green. All these men have in common is a passion for the law and a calling. Now Michael wants to up the ante... not just to comfort the afflicted as Mordecai has done, but to afflict the comfortable. His ties to his old firm will help them tangle with the big boys. A rousing, absorbing, stand-up-and-cheer weekly drama series, THE STREET LAWYER is based on the best-seller by John Grisham and is directed by Emmy Award-winner Paris Barclay.