The Guardian

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After getting nabbed on a drug charge, hotshot corporate lawyer Nick Fallin (Simon Baker) finds himself saddled with 1,500 hours of community service. He is forced to make time in his busy world of mergers and acquisitions for the heartbreaking realities of Legal Aid Services, where he serves as a part-time child advocate. In case after case, Nick helps children who find themselves stuck in difficult predicaments.
  • Season

S1/EP 1 - Pilot

Corporate attorney Nick Fallen's rising career is halted by community service — and a case of a murdered mother that hits too close to home.

S1/EP 2 - Reunion

Nick must help a young boy choose whether or not to lie to secure his father's freedom.

S1/EP 3 - Paternity

Nick helps a prostitute about to lose her handicapped son.

S1/EP 4 - Lolita?

Nick is asked to represent a young girl who accuses her policeman step-father of rape. Meanwhile, Nick is offered a way out of community service.

S1/EP 5 - The Men From the Boys

Fallen and Associates take on a sexual harassment case while Nick works to get a homeless teen off the streets.

S1/EP 6 - Indian Summer

Nick's personal and professional life collide when he represents a troubled young woman and her sister in an adoption case.

S1/EP 7 - Feeding Frenzy

Nick's father is forced to defend his firm when an attorney is killed in a car accident. Meanwhile, Nick risks his parole to help a mentally handicapped client.

S1/EP 8 - Heart

Nick refuses his father's case to help a terminally ill girl who needs to be adopted before she can get a transplant.

S1/EP 9 - The Funnies

Nick represents a secretary's son arrested for possession.

S1/EP 10 - Loyalties

An ex-employee attempts to lure attorneys from Nick's firm.

S1/EP 11 - Home

Nick represents a young boy determined to be with his troubled father. Meanwhile, Alvin goes against Nick's father when he represents his wife in a wrongful termination case.

S1/EP 12 - Causality

Nick's new job sours and causes his to threaten his future.

S1/EP 13 - Privilege

Nick returns to the firm to help with a bizarre case regarding a will.

S1/EP 14 - Family

Nick's aunt asks him to sell her advertising agency to pay off her debts and start a trust fund for her rebellious son. Meanwhile, Nick's dad has a secret.

S1/EP 15 - In Loco Parentis

Nick represents an addicted mother trying to regain custody.

S1/EP 16 - Solidarity

Nick and his father try to resolve a labor dispute with a difficult union leader. Meanwhile, Nick's ex returns to rekindle the relationship.

S1/EP 17 - The Divide

Nick steps in when an adoptive parent causes two brothers to be split-up.

S1/EP 18 - Mothers of the Disappeared

A child's disappearance causes issues for a mother caring for her other child. Meanwhile, someone close to Nick dies.

S1/EP 19 - Lawyers, Guns and Money

Nick is blackmailed by his parole officer. Meanwhile, Burton enters the selection process to become a federal judge.

S1/EP 20 - Shelter

Nick and Lulu represent two homeless parents with a newborn.

S1/EP 21 - The Chinese Wall

Nick battles with a new senior partner, and Lulu suspects her grandmother is abused.

S1/EP 22 - The Beginning

Nick contemplates becoming the guardian of a young boy, much to the chagrin of his grandmother.

S2/EP 1 - Testimony

Nick's future is jeopardized when a woman overdoses in his home.

S2/EP 2 - Monster

Nick reluctantly defends a teenager who killed and later sexually assaulted his adoptive mother.

S2/EP 3 - The Dead

A senator's decision has a ripple effect on Burton. Meanwhile, Nick defends a firm that needs a cemetery plot expropriated.

S2/EP 4 - The Next Life

Burton announces a new partnership, and the firm's first case involves a nurse that confessed to killing cancer patients.

S2/EP 5 - Assuming the Position

Alvin is arrested in a “massage” parlor, and Nick discovers a link to lead poisoning in a custody hearing.

S2/EP 6 - The Living

Nick must find a missing girl so she can be a bone-marrow donor for her dying brother.

S2/EP 7 - The Innocent

Nick represents two children against their father's neglect. Meanwhile, Lulu helps a wrongfully imprisoned man.

S2/EP 8 - The Neighborhood

Lulu represents an old friend who's child is murdered, and Nick helps a mentally challenged acquaintance.

S2/EP 9 - The Dark

Nick helps a boy stuck between a gang and expulsion. Meanwhile, Burton recovers at Nick's.

S2/EP 10 - Sacrifice

Nick has two cases — a young mother wanting to put her child up for adoption and a hospital accused of negligence.

S2/EP 11 - No Good Deed

Nick helps an optimistic boy who wants to remain in the shelter system.

S2/EP 12 - You Belong to Me

A mysterious caller breaks into Lulu's home. Nick represents a boy whose potentially abusive father wants custody.

S2/EP 13 - Ambition

Nick new client presents a conflict of interest — Lulu and Lulu's mom.

S2/EP 14 - Understand Your Man

Nick helps a transvestite in a child-custody case.

S2/EP 15 - Where You Are

Nick's former roommate asks for help testing a device — a decision that makes Alvin angry.

S2/EP 16 - The Weight

Lulu asks Nick to represent a terminally ill infant after she grows too close to the case.

S2/EP 17 - The Intersection

A car crash threatens Lulu's life and gives Nick his next client.

S2/EP 18 - My Aim Is True

Burton represents a young cop who shot Nick's former drug dealer.

S2/EP 19 - Back in the Ring

Nick represents a boxer fighting for custody of his son.

S2/EP 20 - What It Means to You

Nick and Lulu battle each other while representing opposing clients in an eminent-domain case.

S2/EP 21 - Burton and Ernie

Burton calls the police on his nephew, and Alvin discovers Nick and Lulu's secret.

S2/EP 22 - Sensitive Jackals

Nick considers bringing in a criminal defense lawyer, but Burton opposes the decision.

S2/EP 23 - All the Rage

James makes a confession, and Nick is ordered to attend anger-management sessions.

S3/EP 1 - Carnival

Nick handles a custody case involving a boy whose mother works at a traveling carnival.

S3/EP 2 - Big Coal

Nick is conflicted when his client may be responsible for a girl's cancer.

S3/EP 3 - The Line

Alvin interferes with Nick's case and attempts to stop Lulu from leaving.

S3/EP 4 - The Daughter-Father Dance

The Fallins represent a white couple suing their fertility clinic because their child was born black.

S3/EP 5 - Shame

Nick treads lightly as he collects unpaid fees, and Lulu is upset when her father visits.

S3/EP 6 - Let's Spend the Night Together

Lulu and Nick make a decision about their relationship. Meanwhile, Jake is asked to represent his father in divorce proceedings.

S3/EP 7 - Hazel Park

Nick runs into a former client who asks him for help in turning his life around.

S3/EP 8 - Believe

LSP forms a new partnership with the AIDS Relief Alliance and begins handling some sensitive AIDS-related cases.

S3/EP 9 - Let God Sort 'Em Out

Nick represents a teen whose father is represented by Lulu who is battling Burton.

S3/EP 10 - Swimming

While Burton undergoes heart surgery, Nick is left to handle an important case.

S3/EP 11 - Legacy

Nick tries to find a home for a boy whose father was critically injured by police.

S3/EP 12 - Beautiful Blue Mystic

A personal crisis has Nick turning to old habits.

S3/EP 13 - Amends

Nick represents a bus driver who could be responsible for negligent homicide.

S3/EP 14 - All Is Mended

Lulu tells Nick challenging news. Meanwhile, Nick helps a man with down syndrome.

S3/EP 15 - Without Consent

Nick represents a boy who wants to live with his estranged dad after he discovers his mother kissing his friend. Jake is assaulted.

S3/EP 16 - Sparkle (aka "Glow")

Nick represents an unwanted foster child, and Shannon rebels against Burton's order.

S3/EP 17 - The Watchers

Nick and Burton race to find Shannon who's in danger.

S3/EP 18 - The Bachelor Party

Alvin makes a startling announcement to Lulu and a request to Nick.

S3/EP 19 - Remember

Nick represents a boy whose father has been charged with sexual abuse.

S3/EP 20 - The Vote

Nick votes against allowing a colleague (and Burton's girlfriend) to become a partner.

S3/EP 21 - Blood in, Blood Out

Nick handles his last two cases at LSP, and Jake attempts to have Nick ousted.

S3/EP 22 - Antarctica

Nick makes a big career decision, and Lulu gives birth prematurely.