By Caren Weiner Campbell
Updated April 09, 1999 at 04:00 AM EDT

Imagine what Johnnie Cochran might have said about this trial: ”If she’s on TV, she goes scot-free.” In this courtroom satire that first aired on TNT, an actress (Gershon) is accused of killing her brother-in-law. The foxy old defense lawyer she approaches (Garner, still irresistible) takes the case, with the help of a greenhorn attorney (Kerr) who orchestrates their client’s public image. Clever and only occasionally heavy-handed, Legalese is a lightheartedly cynical fable about the benefits of notoriety and the sanctity of spin. B+