Law & Order/Right to Counsel

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Right to Counsel
Season 3, Episode 12
Airdate January 13, 1993
Production Number 68019
Written by Michael S. Chernuchin &
Barry M. Schkolnick
Directed by James Frawley
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Right to Counsel is the twelfth episode of the third season of Law & Order, and the fifty-sixth episode overall.

Starring (Law): Jerry Orbach (Detective Lennie Briscoe), Chris Noth (Detective Mike Logan), Dann Florek (Captain Donald Cragen)

Starring (Order): Michael Moriarty (Executive A.D.A. Ben Stone), Richard Brooks (A.D.A. Paul Robinette), Steven Hill (D.A. Adam Schiff)

Also Starring: Carolyn McCormick (Dr. Elizabeth Olivet) (credit only)

Guest Stars: Mary Mara (Sally Knight), Richard Cox (Steven Gregg), Bill Moor (Bill Patton), Darrell Larson (Kevin Doyle), Mady Kaplan (Carole Spiegelman), Alice Hirson (Jewel), Carol Rossen (Judge Gelfant)

with Bill Buell (Douglas Pomerantz), Thomas Hill (John Barham), Ted Sorel (Burton Charles), David Green (Jim Regan), Shareen Mitchell (Jane Alter), Donna Murphy (Karen Unger), David Breitbarth (Jim Maynard), Jerry Jarrett (Manny Cohen), Anita Keal (Arlene Ross), Vince O'Brien (Judge Franks), William Hill (Milgrim), Eugene Anthony (Murphy), Lionel Pina (Valdez), Floyd Vivino (Newman), Christopher Rubin (CSU Tech Taft), Jay Harris (Judge Mark Burns), Chester A. Sims (Court Clerk #1), Jack R. Marks (Court Clerk #2)


Plot Overview

After a woman is found murdered in her apartment, the woman's young lover lies to the police about when he last saw her and later pleads guilty to the crime; after information turns up about the attorney who handled the woman's estate, Stone begins to wonder if he sent the right man to prison.


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