Taking Justice To The Street
Street Legal Wins 6 AFTA Awards in
Episode of a Drama Series or Serial: "No Silver Bullet"
Drama Series or Serial
Actress: Katherine Kennard
Supporting Actor: Charles Mesure
Camera, Drama: Fred Renata
Original Music: Don McGlashan
Jay Lagaíaia is David Silesi, the maverick
lawyer who is always on the side of the underdog, in STREET
LEGAL, the fast-paced, high-action drama series filmed
entirely in New Zealand.
STREET LEGAL co-stars Katherine Kennard as
David Silesiís law partner (and former love Joni Collins) and
Charles Mesure as his nemesis Detective Senior Sergeant Kees
Van Dam. series also stars Louise Wallace, Dwayne Cameron,
Ingrid Park, Manu Bennett, Ben Baker, and Cal Wilson.
David Silesi and his colleagues use
unorthodox methods of getting at the truth to see justice done
for their clients but often their personal lives turn out to
be more dramatic as the stresses and strains of living life on
the legal edge take their toll.
and Joniís law firm, Wyeth & Associates, is in trouble. The
repo man starts taking the furniture. The overdraft has run
over its limit. Joni turns to Adie for a loan to keep afloat,
but there are conditions. Lack of cashflow is a continual
worry for Joni, a concern not helped by Davidís tendency to
spend lots of time on non-paying cases.
They are under real pressure to
accept all paying work Ė no matter how dirty. This leads them
into dark territory, representing serious criminals in a huge
drug wholesaling operation. Professional ethics and personal
pride severely compromised, they eventually turn on each