And to the point the writers couldn't even keep track of it. During the email hacking, they were talking about emails that could have only existed at a different firm that hadn't been hacked.
It was a mess and all to achieve two things to please Juliana. She didn't want to film courtroom scenes because they were long days. It's almost as though if that was a concern, she shouldn't have signed on to a show about a lawyer. That's why the show focused so much more on politics and the in-fighting between the different firms. Less coverage to shoot that way. And the second was to keep Juliana away from Archie. We don't really know why that was but it made a mess of things. You had Alicia in one silo with her family and Eli and whatever supporting cast, Kalinda in a different silo with Carey, but never at work, her supporting cast and then Alicia and Kalinda would dip into firm drama, but never about the same thing or at the same time. You ended up with so many ongoing stories that couldn't really touch and because it was a law show, also court scenes, but rarely with Alicia who was the main character. It was a fucking mess at the end.