The Practice

1997 • ABC
50 reviews
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Season 1 episodes (13)

1 Pilot
While Bobby defends an innocent young girl accused of drug trafficking, Lindsay is shocked to find herself facing one of her law professors in a case against a big tobacco company.
2 Part I
Desperate to keep his practice afloat Bobby pays a visit to an old friend working as a loan officer, and Eugene tries to protect a woman and her son against an abusive husband.
3 Trial and Error
Repercussions abound concerning Lindsay's tobacco company case, a serial flasher, and the seventy thousand-dollar loan Bobby got from his friend at the bank.
4 Part IV
Lindsay's tobacco case comes to a sudden and surprisingly lucrative end, while the trial against Ronald Martin continues to have unexpected and deadly results after the non-guilty verdict.
5 Part V
Bobby deals with the murder cases against Braun and Rabbi Warner, Eugene defends a man convicted of armed robbery, and Ellenor has a date with a man she met through the personals.
6 Part VI
As the Gerald Braun murder case begins Lindsay meets with a fugitive who has been on the run for twenty-five years unaware that the charges against him were dropped years ago.
7 Reasonable Doubts
Bobby has an affair with a beautiful client who is accused of committing murder.
8 Betrayal
The attorneys represent a gay man who may or may not have murdered his lover. Berluti is wrongly accused of soliciting a prostitute.
9 The Blessing
A doctor is prosecuted for murder after he performs euthanasia on a terminally-ill patient. Eugene and Lindsay defend an elderly bookie whose illegal activities were videotaped during a sting operation.
10 Dog Bite
Berluti represents a young girl who was bitten in the face by a dog. A juror communicates with Lindsay during a trial. Eugene defends a one-legged African American man accused of robbery.
11 First Degree
Bobby defends an adulterer charged with murder. Eugene represents a Boston cop seeking disability compensation by claiming his job caused him to become a racist. Berluti experiences an erotic dream involving Lindsay.
12 Sex, Lies & Monkeys
Bobby attempts to win the release of an innocent woman he helped convict of murder. Berluti represents a hirsute man who was fired because of his looks. Lindsay realizes Kelton drugged her before they had sex. Ellenor is sued by a man she met through a personals ad.
13 Search & Seizure
A husband seeks a court order that would force his pregnant wife to undergo a C-section. Lindsay represents a drug dealer caught red-handed with a large quantity of cocaine. Gamble asks Bobby out on a date.

About this show

In the city of Boston, there are two types of attorneys: lawyers and practitioners. Lawyers belong to large firms with expensively decorated offices in sleek high-rise buildings; practitioners have a five-man legal practice in a few rooms at ground level. While the lawyers may sneer at Bobby's public defense practice dedicated to helping those who are unable to afford an attorney from a firm with a lobby, Bobby knows that his hard-won legal expertise makes a deeply-felt difference in the lives of those he represents.

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50 reviews
Francisco Ponce
March 5, 2017
This show is perfect I remember watching this when i was a kid I sort of understood what was going but it wasnt till i was in my late teen year that it made complete sense. Truly one of the great shows of the 90's a must watch in my opinion
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Patrick Dabel
August 1, 2017
Best legal show ever and I don't watch legal shows. Love the characterization, drama, villains, but most of all the ethical dilemmas of being a criminal defense lawyer.
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jeff jord
February 23, 2016
I so freaking love this show. best law drama ever. love the spin off too boston legal.
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