The series shows the workings of the judicial system, beginning with the arraignment and continuing through the lawyers process of building a case, investigating leads and preparing witnesses and defendants for trial.
In a special crossover, this is the conclusion to the episode "Night" from "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit". After surviving a brutal attack, A.D.A. Casey Novak is taken off a serial rapist case...
Kibre tries the case of a man who shot up a bank and killed a woman. The case quickly becomes a strange affair when the man accused decides to represent himself despite having no legal training. When...
The show follows a crime, usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points. The first half of the show concentrates on the investigation of the crime by the police, the second half follows the prosecution of the crime in court.
Jesse L. Martin,
ADA Alexandra Cabot from "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" returns as the bureau chief for the group of young ADAs. According to Dick Wolf, "'Conviction' will be a 'charactercedural,' we ... See full summary »
Former Homicide Shift Commander Al Giardello is now the leading candidate for Mayor of Baltimore. As he walks toward the platform to do a political speech, he is shot. Former and current ... See full summary »
Lennie Briscoe, now retired from the NYPD, joins the District Attorney's office as an investigator. Through him, and the various lawyers, jury members and court officials we meet along the way, the show explores the intricate workings of the jury system. Written by
At 13 episodes this is the shortest run in the Law and Order franchise. See more »
D.A. Investigator Lennie Briscoe:
[Lennie Briscoe's final line, awaiting the verdict in a cop killer's trial. Briscoe and several NYPD cops are waiting outside the courtroom]
They got him!
[all the cops cheer]
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I am a huge fan of the all the different Law and Order shows. Of course, my favorite would have to be SVU.
When Trial by Jury came out I thought I would give it a try and really fell in love with it. The main actress Bebe Neuwirth is amazing - I believe she has been in a few of the other Law and Orders for small parts. Over time, I actually found I began to like it better than even Criminal Intent.
Without trying to sound too dramatic, I must admit I am a little frustrated they decided to cancel it. It didn't really have a fair chance I felt and especially for the time frame. Perhaps statistics show differently... I don't know, but to me... Friday night TV can't be good at 10pm - a lot of people are out on the town then.
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