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.
Marcie invokes the anger of her community when she takes on the case of a dismissed police officer who kills a local woman during a high-speed chase through the streets of North Preston. Pam fights for a single mother charged with prostitution and fraud – but when the prosecution digs deeper into her client's affairs, things take an unexpected turn.
Marcie's patience is tested when an Indigenous girl accused of murder refuses a deal that will afford her a more lenient sentence. Iris butts heads with Reggie when he fails to notice a client being blatantly racist, and Pam has an unexpected scare.
Marcie's previous client Willie MacIsaac is charged with the murder of his ex-wife Gloria. Doug fights for a nurse accused of stealing from his elderly patient in a coma. Reggie is bamboozled into teaching a law class.
Marcie defends trans woman, Tanya Ianova, when she is charged in a seafood stealing scheme masterminded by her boss/lover, Lonnie Thibedeau; only to learn her efforts to clear Tanya’s name may lead to her deportation.
Marcie defends a hair salon owner who is charged in connection with the assault of a gang member. Colleen and Iris represent a couple with marital issues. A relationship with a former client puts Doug and Pam in the crosshairs of a misconduct complaint.