When the Attorney General's office decides to try alternative dispute resolution in an effort to end a hunger strike at a local women's prison, Kate and Ben pay a visit to the big house. While there, they meet an inmate named Lea Ferran, whose claims of innocence Kate actually believes-despite Ben's reminders that pretty much every prisoner makes a similar claim. Kate being Kate, she can't let the case go, and tries everything she can think of to get Lea out. Surprisingly, this time Kate won't be fighting alone; for reasons that are only beginning to become clear, Ben has actually joined the effort. The only problem is, even with help from Ben, getting Lea a second chance might be next to impossible.
Back at Reed & Reed, Ashley, a graphic novelist and friend/crush of Leo's, is looking for help contesting an unfair contract. And with a little help from Lauren, non-lawyer Leo manages to create a legal argument that could earn him a cut of the profits-not to mention the affection of his grateful "client."