Watch ‘Sisters In Law’ Preview Thursday

SISTERS IN LAW – “MURDER ON THE MIND”- AIRS THURSDAY, MARCH 31 at 10 PM ET/PT

The Sisters in Law defend a murder client. Jolanda is forced to choose between defending her son, and a last-minute hearing for her murder client. Monique steps in, but the case hits a serious snag. Meanwhile, a new “sister” arrives, civil attorney Tiye Foley, upsetting the group and causing havoc.

In the sneak peek clip below, watch Juanita, Monique and Vivian discuss the state of their sisterhood while also analyzing the questionable actions/comments of Rhonda and Jolanda.

MEET THE CAST:

Jolanda Jones –

Rising from a childhood of poverty and a life filled with tragedy, Jolanda was driven to practice law in order to provide warrior justice for poor defendants. With a reputation for saying exactly what’s on her mind, Jolanda has won cases people thought were unwinnable and prides herself on client empathy, super preparation, on point research and cross-examining witnesses relentlessly so that the truth is revealed. Jolanda will legally attack people who attack her clients and will always strive to protect their civil rights. With all of her career accomplishments aside the one thing Jolanda is most proud of is her son, Jiovanni, who like his mother is a social activist. Jio was recently arrested and is facing charges, but Jolanda believes he is a victim of racial profiling and is doing everything she can to clear his name.

Vivian King –
Vivian retired from her banking career after nine years and decided to become a lawyer. At 30, she went to law school and three years later graduated cum laude from Thurgood Marshall School of Law. She is the second black female to become board certified in criminal law in Texas. As a criminal lawyer who is the only one of the group to defend capital murder death penalty cases, Vivian considers herself the matriarch of the sisters and over the years has taken many of the ladies under her wing and mentored them – something she is passionate about since she never had a mentor herself. With her outspoken personality, Vivian demands unconditional loyalty from the women she feels she has taught, something that doesn’t go over very well.

Rhonda Wills –

Rhonda is a civil attorney who specializes in class action lawsuits. While working at a previous law firm, she sued for sexual harassment and won a large settlement, which she used to open up her own successful civil litigation practice. A true dragon slayer, Rhonda has recovered more than $75 million fighting for the rights of everyday Americans against corporate giants and insurance companies and has even fought for her clients in cases that went all the way to the United States Supreme Court and won. She has very strong opinions on civil law versus criminal law, which causes a lot of friction amongst the women – many of whom are criminal attorneys. Rhonda is proud of the fact that she is self-made and sees nothing wrong with flaunting her wealth.

Juanita Jackson –

Juanita is a mixture of southern black culture – her mother was a wealthy debutante and her father was militant Black Panther from the other side of the tracks. As a public defender, who has handled over 2500 cases, she enjoys standing up for those who aren’t able to stand up for themselves. Juanita and Rhonda were partners in a firm for 7 years until they realized that business and friendship didn’t mix and dissolved their partnership.

Monique Sparks –

Monique, a criminal attorney, was originally interested in becoming a lawyer for the money but grew to enjoy the profession and the way she was able to help people get out of tough situations. Like the other women in the group, she is passionate about her work and gives clients her undivided attention. Deeply rooted in her faith, she will often pray with clients regardless of their spirituality and considers them family, often welcoming them into her home for dinner and bible study. She is passionate about helping people get their lives back together, and when she doesn’t win a case, she is devastated.

Tiye Foley –

Tiye is a civil attorney, specializing in intellectual property, who works for a huge law firm in Texas. After graduating from the University Of Texas School Of Law she was offered a position as an Associate in a southern law firm. Tiye, who is new to the group, is married to a well-known attorney. In addition to practicing law, she is a fashion blogger for her blog, Fashion de Jure and participates in women’s empowerment organizations that provide inner-city girls with the tools to understand their brand of beauty and independence.

In tonights episode entitled “Who’s Left and Who’s Right?” Rhonda and Juanitas past issues fire up in a heated confrontation about their failed partnership. Rhonda tackles a $40 million civil suit involving an emotional client still reeling from an accident that derailed her entire life. Jolandas client surprises her in court. Juanita tries to help Vivian with her love life by planning a matchmaking event, but Vivians big personality proves to be too big for potential suitors. Rhonda confronts Katrina with some dirt from her past.

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