Kate returns to work and mediates a case between a corporation and former employee whose granddaughter claims he was exposed to harmful chemicals.
Justin asks Kate to negotiate a deal between the FBI and a local hospital. The case seems simple until Kate discovers another patient was bumped from the donor list to accommodate the FBI.
Judge Nicastro forces Kate to take a case over an insurance dispute and suggests that Lauren begin dating.
Kate mediates a dispute over a severance package for an employee fired from an aeronautics company. Lauren and Ben argue over how to handle a settlement offer.
A landlord is unable to pay his mortgage because one of his tenants is a drug dealer, so Kate steps in to mediate the case.
After Justin and the San Francisco Police Department are accused of police brutality, Kate and Ben are forced to represent the victim.
Justin and Ben argue over a plea bargain while Kate visits her old school.
When Kate enlists Ben's help in turning a prison mediation into a personal crusade, both discover that their romantic feelings for each other are hard to avoid.
Judge Nicastro enlists Kate and Ben to mediate a contract dispute. Lauren looks for a painting to hang in the lobby of the firm.
Justin and D.A. Davidson oppose Kate and Ben. Meanwhile, Lauren negotiates the purchase of an airline for a client.
While Lauren helps out Justin, Kate and Ben head to Lake Tahoe to help solve a jurisdictional dispute.
Justin's election may be in jeopardy when he introduces Kate to a Brazilian singer and activist. Lauren is attracted to a wealthy businessman who may not be all he seems.
Kate digs deeper when a news station fires a lesbian couple for fraternizing in the workplace. Also, Kate must choose between Justin and Ben.