What will be remembered are the murder in court of border-line personality, Will Gardner, the importance of the private detective to building a case, and the law firm's financial hard times which mirrored real life. Regarding the latter: Some of us vividly recall Gardner's observing as the laid-off lawyers walked toward the elevator musing that, sure, he assured them, they would land of their feet. But then he shook his head, acknowledging they had no place to go.
Of course, this series was more about relationships than the law. But even there it fell short of the pull force of the bond between Denny and Alan on "Boston Legal." The classic cameo was when the two danced during one of their balcony scenes.
Like so many real-life lawyers, actress Julianna Margulies will be looking for work. It's difficult breaking out of being identified with one role for so long. But it can be done. Edie Falco who played Carmela Soprano managed to get work. But to continue with her career, Margulies will have to rebrand.