Kate must mediate between a father who runs a clothing empire, and his son who is supposed to take over the business. Complicating matters is a driving incident between the son and two young men, one of which is a college bound student whose future could be ruined. On top of that, a judge assigns her to a dispute involving a marriage proposal, and only gives her one day to resolve it. With Lauren, her step-mother breathing down her neck, she needs to focus until the end. She leans on people to help her get the job done, but is it enough? With her father dead, Kate struggles to balance her new life.
Songs: Band Of Skulls -- I Know What I Am
Kate works to settle a case of a man who spent 22 years in prison when he was convicted of a crime he didn't commit. Kate's mediation is derailed by the man when he seems ambivalent about his settlement at first, then finally explodes in anger jeopardizing any settlement.
Judge Nicastro assigns Kate to mediate a case of a football coach accused of abusive methods.
Kate must mediate between the members of a cooking show and the promoter about the release of a barbecue sauce; Lauren pulls out the stops to hang onto a client; Justin is pressured by his boss to prosecute an offender to the max.
Kate mediates the settlement between an insurance company and a man who was hit by a truck, only to find the real conflict is between the man and his wife, who claims the husband she knew never came back from the accident.
The exasperated young inventor of a revolutionary new device, Marcus, threatens to jump to his death when John, his employer and the rights holder to Marcus' invention, asks Kate to mediate his firing. Kate must get Marcus off the ledge, recover the device, which he's stolen, and find a fair resolution for both the disenchanted employee and his former boss.
A big client of Reed & Reed's asks Kate to mediate a simple financial matter – which quickly morphs into a case of identity theft before escalating to an immigration issue where Kate must defend a brave soldier against a rigid Homeland Security prosecutor.
Paul Shelton, lead singer of the 1990s one-hit-wonder band, Ultravinyl, seeks Kate's help to cash in on a lucrative offer for use of their song in a commercial. What seems like a slam dunk stalls when Paul's former bandmates refuse to negotiate, and Paul reveals the real reason he needs Kate's help.
Kate's best friend Julie comes to Reed & Reed for a standard prenuptial agreement. But her father – a Tae Kwan Do master – has deep suspicions of his future son-in-law. Kate investigates, determined to prove him wrong – but what she uncovers shocks everyone.
One day in the life of Kate: prevent an international incident at the Croatian Embassy and mediate between two litigious brothers before her nemesis, Judge Nicastro, throws her in jail — all while bracing herself for the possibility of some major personal changes.