Three generations of women aspire to share a house, a law practice and their feelings. Claire Darrow, an idealistic lawyer, fights for what's right, regardless of whether it makes her a dime. Joanna is her estranged mother, whose view of the law is more elastic and profitable. They clash on nearly everything, but especially on the best way to raise Claire's daughter, Louise, a bright twelve year-old with an older soul. Louise takes after her mother in brilliance, but takes after her grandmother in knowing what makes people tick. The three of them make an unbeatable team.