Abigail (Jewel Staite) and Daniel Daniel (Zach Smadu) meet Aaron — an out and proud teenager who wants to be emancipated from his parents. Initially skeptical of Aaron’s reasons (micro-aggressions, anyone?), the lawyers realize how serious the situation is when Aaron’s parents force him into a Pray Away the Gay camp. In order to build their case and ensure Aaron’s safety, the lawyers send Cecil (guest star Brett Kelly) to the camp – though he protests going undercover is not the job of a paralegal. Meanwhile, Harry (Victor Garber) gives Abigail one more chance after her relapse, provided she allows him to meet the grandkids.
“Family Law” is starring Jewel Staite, Victor Garber), Zach Smadu, Genelle Williams, Lauren Holly.
Story by Corey Liu, Teleplay by Sonja Bennett and directed by Sonja Bennett (#104).
The CW : Family Law episode “Mama Don’t Preach” (1.04) airing on Sunday, October 23 at 8:00-9:00 PM.
Family Law centers around Abigail Bianchi, a high-paid personal-injury lawyer who’s good at blaming others – particularly when it comes to her own problems. After Abby’s husband kicks her out of the family home because of her drinking, she goes on a bender, shows up drunk in court and pukes on a client. The law society’s punishment is swift. She’s suspended, fined, and can only practice law again if she finds a senior lawyer who is willing to take her on and mentor her for a one year probationary period. Only one man is willing to take that risk: Harry Svensson, who runs the top family law practice in the city.
Produced by SEVEN24 Films and Lark Productions for Corus Entertainment’s Global (Canada), FAMILY LAW is created, written and executive produced by award-winning author Susin Nielsen. The series is executive produced by SEVEN24’s Jordy Randall and Tom Cox, and Lark’s Erin Haskett and Andy Mikita serve as executive producers. eOne holds international distribution rights to the series.