While investigating the firing of a lesbian couple from a news station, Kate discovers a scandal that may involve D.A. Davidson. Kate has to choose between Justin and Ben.
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.
While Lauren helps out Justin, Kate and Ben head to Lake Tahoe to help solve a jurisdictional dispute.
It's Kate and Ben versus Justin and District Attorney Davidson when a surprise witness surfaces in a mediation case.
Judge Nicastro needs Kate's help when a contract dispute with transit workers' union goes awry.
Kate and Ben take a personal interest in a prison mediation and find they have feelings for each other. Leo persuades Lauren to take a case on his behalf.
There's a clash over strategy at the firm when Kate's former private school asks for her to mediate with an expelled student.
Ben's client alleges police brutality and points the finger at Justin and the SF Police Department.
Kate gets involved with her client's mortgage problems while mediating bankruptcy negotiations.
Kate's latest mediation case deals with an aeronautics company and a severance package for a terminated employee.
Kate is ordered by Judge Nicastro to mediate an insurance dispute.
Kate is asked by Justin to negotiate a case for the FBI but things aren't as simple as they appear.
Kate doesn't stay fired for long when she returns to work and immediately mediates a case between a former employee and corporation whose working conditions might be the reason for the man's cancer. Reed & Reed's finances are on shaky ground and Kate and Justin's relationship is up in the air.moreless
When an eight-year-old propositions a male classmate, Stabler and Tutuola are called in to investigate the case and soon learn that Jake Winnock's father spent seven years in prison for molesting his older brother, Teddy. D.N.A. tests clear Gregory Hensal of abusing his son, but implicate Jake's older brother, whom detectives soon learn has been running his own personal internet pornography site. T.A.R.U. tech Ruben Morales joins the detectives in their search for Teddy after he goes missing, but his own guilt about his nephew's molestation after being raped by an online predator he met using the computer Morales had given him colors his judgment when dealing with one of the suspects.moreless