Season 6 begins with Alicia refusing to run for State's Attorney despite Eli's attempts to persuade her to launch a campaign. Meanwhile, Diane considers joining Florrick/Agos as a partner, but an internal crisis threatens to destroy the firm.
Alicia scrambles to hold onto the firm's biggest client as Florrick/Agos continues to struggle with an internal legal crisis. Meanwhile, Diane plots her move from Lockhart/Gardner and hunts for partners to bring with her to the new firm.
Cary's pretrial service officer interviews his colleagues to determine whether or not he should be released from prison. Meanwhile, Alicia and Dean venture into unfamiliar territory when a client's case ends up in Christian arbitration.
Alicia and Dean face familiar foes in Elsbeth Tascioni and Rayna Hecht when they represent a fired female CEO in a sex discrimination suit. Meanwhile, the Florrick/Agos/Lockhart firm are in panic mode when a hacker seizes control of their files and threatens to delete them if a ransom demand isn't met.
Alicia and Elsbeth put their legal battle aside when the government brings economic espionage charges against both of their clients. Meanwhile, Diane tries to move her new firm into the Lockhart/Gardner/Canning office space, which leads to a fight with her former partners David Lee and Louis Canning.
Finn discovers a potentially devastating piece of evidence against Cary that could impact Alicia and Peter. Meanwhile, Eli becomes wary when a new prospective candidate emerges in the race for State's Attorney.
Alicia takes on a college rape case that pits her against Louis Canning when it moves from a university hearing to civil court. Meanwhile, Eli and Elfman conduct a political focus group as Alicia dives deeper into her campaign for State's Attorney.
Alicia faces a crisis of conscience when she is encouraged to be negative in her campaign for State's Attorney. Meanwhile, the Feds try to persuade Cary to work with them as they attempt to build a case against Lemond Bishop.
Cary's case goes to trial and he considers a plea deal that would send him to jail. Meanwhile, a joke between mother and daughter lands Alicia in trouble as her campaign for State's Attorney shifts into full gear.
Alicia prepares for a key interview that could have a big impact on the outcome of the race for State's Attorney. Meanwhile, Louis Canning pressures Florrick/Agos/Lockhart to agree on a settlement in his wrongful eviction case against the firm.
Frank Prady attacks Peter's gubernatorial record as a campaign tactic, which forces Alicia to consider doing the same. Meanwhile, the firm takes the case of a man who was paralyzed by a malfunctioning gun created on a 3D printer, and Diane's husband testifies as an expert witness, which leads to a rift between them.
Alicia's political future is on the line when Peter gives an interview that could influence voter turnout on Election Day. Meanwhile, Diane goes on a weekend getaway with Kurt and his affluent hunting buddies, and she hopes it will lead to her landing a prosperous new client for the firm.
The partners at Florrick/Agos/Lockhart argue over the future of the firm. Meanwhile, the firm becomes a victim of a cyber hack after it represents a movie producer whose work is pirated on a peer-to-peer sharing site.
Alicia is questioned about leaked emails during a TV interview. Meanwhile, Diane takes a case that pits her sympathies toward gay marriage against the rights of religious freedom; and an investigator begins looking into the evidence Diane used to get Cary out of prison.
Potential voter fraud is discovered in the State's Attorney election, and Eli and Alicia take steps to stop a recount by enlisting the help of a well-respected civil rights lawyer. Meanwhile, Diane learns she unwittingly submitted false evidence in Cary's case.
Alicia is forced to resign as State's Attorney in the wake of a voter fraud scandal and faces an uncertain future. Meanwhile, R.D. hires Diane and Cary to argue against two ultra-conservative lawyers for a test case involving mandatory minimum sentencing.