Attorney MICHELLE “MICKEY” RISKIN (35-45) was asked by Ethel Kennicott, an indigent client dying of cancer, to write her a will, mostly for the sake of Ethel’s dog Christmas. Mickey was shocked when Ethel explained she meant: in order to make sure Christmas wasn’t abused or left abandoned in the streets that he should be “put to sleep.”
Mickey didn’t like the idea, but her research showed it was legal and not uncommon in other countries. So she wrote the will, and Ethel signed it.
With Ethel’s death, Mickey realizes it is her legal and ethical duty to make sure the will is carried out no matter how she feels about it. Little does she know it will lead to a celebrated court case in which she’ll be cast as the villain, and also to a new romantic relationship.