Minimum Continuing Legal Education is the third episode of the second season and the 13th overall episode of For the People.

Short SummaryEdit

Seth becomes committed to taking an immune international diplomat to trial so he can get out of general crime and onto a more senior unit. Sandra works on a kidnapping case and is convinced the kidnapping was an accident. Meanwhile, Jay is certain that taking a different route to work will determine how successful he will be in the courtroom.

Full SummaryEdit


  • Jill Carlan
  • Roger Gunn
  • Allison Adams
  • Ted
  • Kate Littlejohn
  • Jay Simmons
  • Leonard Knox
  • Seth Oliver
  • Sandra Bell
  • Tina Krissman
  • Nicholas Byrne
  • Peter Daum
  • Celia Chavez
  • Assaulted ATF Agent
  • Clive Carrick
  • Mira Shafran
  • Assistant Attorney General Hodder
  • Nico
  • BNA Anchor
  • Dwayne Darnell
  • Transnistrian Amabassador
  • Paralegal
  • Adrian Carpov
  • Carpov's Attorney
  • Jenn
  • ATF Agent #1 (left)
  • ATF Agent #2 (right)

Main CastEdit

Guest StarsEdit


Legal CasesEdit


Song Performer Scene
"The Godfather Theme" Ben Rappaport & Ben Shenkman
  • Seth and Roger hum The Godfather theme to each other in Seth's daydream.
"We Make It Look Good" Mizzi
  • Seth and Kate go talk to Dwayne Darnell in his club. After they threaten to charge him, Dwayne dishes on Carpov's taste in cognac.
  • Dwayne texts Carpov.
"Bones" Garrison Starr
  • Ted tells Sandra he had a son.
  • Seth fears he initiated a terrible domino effect. Kate says there is a lot of uncertainty and tells him to focus on what he wants to do.
  • Seth decides not to prosecute Carpov.
  • He delivers the news to Carpov's victim. The agent tips him off about Dwayne Darnell.
  • Seth brings charges against Dwayne. He's ready for trial.

Notes and TriviaEdit

For The People 2x03 Promo "Minimum Continuing Legal Education" (HD)

For The People 2x03 Promo "Minimum Continuing Legal Education" (HD)

  • This episode scored 3.07 million viewers.
  • Filming for this episode started on September 7, 2018.
  • Title Drop: Kate to Seth, when he goes to her for help.


Episode StillsEdit

Behind the ScenesEdit


Kate: It's illegal to take a selfie with a tiger. Or any large cat.
Seth: That's it.
Leonard: We get him to take a selfie with a tiger? No way. I saw The Hangover.
Seth: Listen, why do people take selfies with tigers?
Kate: Well, who else is gonna take that picture?

Seth: Still waiting for word on this arrest. But I just want to say, now that I'll be leaving, I really appreciate your help with this. And I realize you have your headphones in and aren't listening to a word I'm saying. But you've been a great friend to me, and I honestly can't imagine how I would have done this job without you. Or your office.

Leonard: Just heard from my mom that Transnistria gave up its seat on the Trans-Atlantic Fisheries Technology Conference.
Seth: Which means?
Leonard: Nothing, probably.
Seth: Exactly.
Kate: Well, worst case it means war. I'm saying worst case. See, up to this point, we've always convinced Transnistria to vote with the Scandinavian countries on fisheries policy in exchange for Scandinavian votes on ballast water and sediments management. I'm deep into Maritime Law now. Only four hours to go. Anyway, this all matters a lot to China all the shipping and anti-fouling issues do which is how we get China to pressure Russia on the Bunker Oil Pollution Protocol, which gets the whole European Union to help us keep Moldova from attacking Transnistria.
Seth: Attacking Transnistria?
Kate: Maritime law is really complicated, though. And the lecturer had a thick French accent, so I don't think it's anything to get worked up over.
Leonard: The important thing is that you're going to trial.

Jay: Your route is magical, like some kind of yellow brick road.
Allison: I hate to break it to you, but the road has potholes. I just got killed in there.
Jay: What?
Tina: You stole Allison's route?
Jay: Uh, I thought we could share it.
Tina: Share it?
Allison: Don't tell me you believe in these ridiculous superstitions, too.
Tina: I believe in the scientific studies that say rituals reduce anxiety, make people perform better. I believe in my decades of observing, first-hand, what happens when people break those rituals or steal them.
Jay: What happens when you steal them?
Tina: Stephen Somersby. One of the best litigators in this city. Never lost a trial in 17 years, all because of the blue ink in a single Bic pen that he carried in his left breast pocket. Then, one day, his partner, who was on a losing streak, borrows the pen and, well, Stephen's happy making cheese in Vermont. Just a different life now, you know?
Jay: I'm on it, Allison. I will fix this.

Jill: I thought I gave the arson case to Merri.
Allison: Jay took my route to the courthouse, and now he thinks that because he won and I lost, I'm cursed!
Jill: You gave up your route?
Allison: I mean, I let Jay walk with me, but...
Jill: Oh, that's why you got the crazy Harnett sentencing.
Allison: I mean, I'd say it was more about a horrible judge...
Jill: And why Jay's case got dismissed! This isn't good.
Allison: Am I being pranked today?
Jill: The last time this happened was Joseph Wadell, the Public Defender before me. He lost his special tie, and he heard the U.S. Attorney had this lucky ritual, so he tried to take it. I can't remember...
Allison: Who are you calling?
Roger: This is Roger.
Jill: Yeah, you're on speaker. What did Wadell take from Hammond?
Roger: Oh, right, yeah. Uh, Hammond used to work his dog's name into every closing.
Allison: That's crazy.
Roger: Well, it worked for Hammond. Then Wadell started doing it, and Hammond started losing. A lot. Hammond started drinking, Wadell was hit by a train.
Jill: Okay, we got it. Thank you.
Allison: I'll admit, it's disconcerting that so many smart people I respect believe in this stuff.
Jill: We've already got the firepower of the federal government against us. We can't take on an angry universe, too. I hope he comes up with something.

Allison: It took me a while, but I get it now. All these superstitions. We have so little control over what happens to the people we work so hard to protect, and it's so stressful, and it makes sense that everyone is looking for some order to things. Something that explains this win or justifies that loss. Something that feels like control over an input and outcome that, in so many ways, for so many reasons, we do not control. I hope the sardines help.

Sandra: Celia dropped the kidnapping charge. The State's letting Nico plead down to probation. He is beyond grateful.
Ted: Okay.
Sandra: Celia also arranged a visit to the child's parents by Children's Services. The dad voluntarily entered a treatment facility, which means the baby can stay in the mother's custody. Look, I know you've seen me act less than restrained. I understand. But what happened today...
Ted: I had a son. I had a son. I'm sorry about today.

Nicholas: When can the government be ready for trial?
Seth: I'm ready now, Your Honor.

See AlsoEdit

A complete overview of this episode's crew can be found here.