DESCRIPTION: (from Sony Pictures Television's web site) A powerful judge. Emotional, relevant cases. And a unique way of determining justice that ultimately changes people's lives. JUDGE HATCHETT delivers a diverse mix of family court, juvenile court and unusual small claims cases. Each case is explored in-depth, which often brings forth hidden, unpredictable angles that cut to the heard of the conflict. Yet what continues to distinguish the series from its genre are its trademark "intervention segments" creative sentences handed out by the Judge to help litigants understand the implications of their actions and learn how to better handle problems. These reality-check experiences are shot on-location around the country from the waters in New York's harbor to the streets of Los Angeles's inner city and offer guidance that can be blunt, confrontational, enriching or motivational.