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Legal Speak is a weekly podcast that makes sense of what's happening in the legal industry. Brought to you by's global network of reporters and editors, each episode tackles a subject that's worthy of a deep dive—from law firm profit hacks to Supreme Court showdowns to the most promising plays in legal tech. Hosted by editors Leigh Jones and Vanessa Blum, Legal Speak offers straight talk from experts, plus inside-the-newsroom perspective on market-shaping stories.

Aug 10, 2018

Legal recruiter Richard Hsu, host of the podcast Hsu Untied, shares his takeaways for getting hired, finding mentors and handling...

Aug 3, 2018 reporter Erin Mulvaney talks to New York attorney Todd Anten about the movement to secure workplace protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees. While the movement for marriage equality captured the public’s attention and led to a high-profile victory, Anten says the push for employment...

Jul 27, 2018

The Careerist Vivia Chen talks Michele Coleman Mayes, an African American leader in the legal profession, where less than 1 percent of partners in major law firms are black women.

Jul 20, 2018

Even small changes in daily routines lead to better health. And when that happens, lawyers—and their firms—reap the benefits.

Jul 13, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court term that ended in late June was supposed to be momentous. And it was … just not precisely in the way that court watchers had anticipated. On this week’s Legal Speak podcast, chief Washington correspondent Marcia Coyle speaks to Munger, Tolles & Olson partner Donald Verrilli Jr. about the...