Frustrated with the legal system while working as a lawyer at her family's San Francisco firm, Kate Reed decides to stop practicing law and start a new career -- as a mediator. Kate's understanding of people, knowledge of the legal system and wry sense of humor make her a natural fit for resolving disputes. But not so much with disputes in her own life. Kate's resourceful assistant, Leonardo, helps her focus on work and avoid problems in her personal life, such as with her soon-to-be-ex-husband, Justin. But personal challenges and the unconventional cases on her docket will test her newly minted mediation skills.