A legal drama set in the gritty arena of legal aid, focusing on Marcie Diggs, a star corporate lawyer who reconsiders her priorities after her beloved aunt commits suicide following a malicious prosecution. Landing at a legal aid office in Dartmouth, Marcie is driven by one thing – to never again allow innocent lives to be destroyed by the justice system.
Marcie faces off against a former colleague in her defence of Willy, a working poor dad accused of drunk driving; Pam hits Colleen's bureaucratic red tape when she volunteers to represent a disinherited friend; Marcie struggles to overcome her anger at the pastor who she believes helped drive her aunt to suicide.
An activist lawyer jeopardizes the future of Marcie's musically gifted teen client in the name of “the greater good”; Doug's defence of a lawyer accused of defrauding his community of millions dredges up his past at the Eskasoni reserve; Marcie and Carson struggle to keep their jobs from coming between them.
Marcie races to find her client after he's snatched off the street by law enforcement; Pam scrambles to track down a new home for her pregnant client after her arguments against an eviction leads to the building being condemned; Marcie's work-place dating advice to Leah falls on deaf ears.
Marcie goes to extremes to protect her client after a “trial by media“ kills his plea deal; Reggie’s divorce case pushes him to re-evaluate his own marriage; Doug becomes a pawn in Colleen and Gregor's political games; Marcie catches Carson in a lie.
Marcie's defence takes a turn. Doug represents Sam in a discrimination hearing. Colleen is accidentally outed.