Raising the Bar (2008–2009)

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Former law school classmates reunite in court when they take on rival clients.

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 Jerry Kellerman (25 episodes, 2008-2009)
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 Rosalind Whitman (25 episodes, 2008-2009)
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 Nick Balco (25 episodes, 2008-2009)
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 Michelle Ernhardt (25 episodes, 2008-2009)
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 Marcus McGrath (25 episodes, 2008-2009)
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 Charlie Sagansky (25 episodes, 2008-2009)
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 Richard Patrick Woolsley (25 episodes, 2008-2009)
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 Judge Trudy Kessler (25 episodes, 2008-2009)
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 Roberta Gilardi / ... (24 episodes, 2008-2009)
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 Vince Culp (15 episodes, 2008-2009)
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Former law school classmates reunite in court when they take on rival clients.

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26 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The reviews of "Raising the Bar", totally miss the point of this series. This series offers great insight into the politics of justice as opposed to the principles of justice, whereby personal agendas of judges, prosecutors, and defense lawyers intrude into the judicial process to over-ride the truth of a case. This is the reality of "justice" which is generally ignored or brushed aside. No other series exposes this reality as well as "Raising the Bar", if they try do it at all.

The inner workings of behind the scene trading of favors in "deals" is fully exposed. The truth of a case is often a secondary consideration with judges and opposing attorneys. Such political skewing of principle is the corruption that exists in all human transaction - economic, political, or judicial. However, we often ignore this and wish it away, as a part of our ignoring much of reality that is uncomfortable to us. This series can shake up your perceptions of the law and government.


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