"Case Dismissed" Brought to you by the Chicago Bar Association, Saturdays on WMAQ/NBC.
This legal drama presents a public service announcement in an everyday slice of life where only the services of an honest lawyer can save the day. Our drama unfolds as honest, hardworking men and women go about their business, getting ahead in an honest fashion, when they come into contact with the Legal System. The events can be as simple as a minor fender-bender, Landlord-Tenant disputes, or even being in the wrong place at the wrong time. But failures to consult with a lawyer in a timely manner often start our characters down a road leading to tragedy. The friendly and knowledgeable advice of a lawyer saves the day as surely as the Calvary riding over the hill.
The dramas themselves are well written and performed. Mostly local Chicago talent is used, and the show is hosted by Dean of the Loyola University Law School, John Fitzgerald. The host reminds the audience that the dramas are based upon Illinois law, and may not apply in every state. Also referenced is a Legal Referral System for the citizens of Illinois. These dramas are still valuable lesson programs.