Justice for All is the song that Mia sings to Phoenix to bolster his courage during
his first trial. This song serves as a sort of overall theme in the musical and is
reprised multiple times, by several different characters, throughout the musical.
Reprised by: I'll Be There, Decree of the Prosecutor, Justice for All (Reprise),
and Dawn of a New Trial.
MIA FEY: [spoken] Don't waste time doubting the facts... or yourself...
There are times when you'll feel lonely and defeated, and throughout some trials you'll
only be mistreated. Yes, we both share that rapport, but in the midst of courtroom
war, I remember the ideals I'm fighting for.
I fight for truth. I fight for justice. I
fight for everyone to have a fair chance, and when faced with tribulation, I think
of my own inspiration. He taught me to always hold my stance. I fight for men. I fight
for women. I fight for anyone who aims to do what's right-- so I chose this occupation,
a dedication to salvation. For society, I fight.
There are people in this world who'll
try to break you. They frame others for their vices just to shake you. Planting evidence
and lies so their crime will be disguised, they all mask the truth and that's when
Some attorneys are dishonest, they'll do anything to win, and that's when
the true challenges begin. Just believe in your client and the truth will be explored, and
don't forget just what you're fighting for!
We fight for peace. We fight for order. We
fight with evidence, intelligence, and trust. And we entered this vocation to prevent
misinformation, to aim for a verdict, fair and just. We fight for all. We fight with
honor. So stand wholeheartedly, and keep your goals in sight-- and in times of desperation,
defend with raw determination. For you and I...we fight.