Judging Amy is a drama about a single mother who has left New York behind to become a Family Court judge in Hartford, Connecticut. Judge Amy Gray is divorced and raising her young daughter, Lauren. They live with Amy's very opinionated mother Maxine, a social worker who is often at odds with her boss Sean. Amy has reestablished relationships with her younger brother Vincent, her older brother Peter and his wife Gillian. Assisting Amy in the courtroom are her Court Services officer Bruce Van Exel and her eager court-clerk-turned-lawyer Donna Kozlowski. Judging Amy is about three generations of women living together as they confront the personal and professional dilemmas in their changing, challenging lives.