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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 Law.com'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 Law.com editors Leigh Jones and Vanessa Blum, Legal Speak offers straight talk from experts, plus inside-the-newsroom perspective on market-shaping stories.

Sep 20, 2019

The legal industry has been confronting its diversity problems lately. But the identity of the first generation lawyer can sometimes be overlooked. On today's program, we hear from Traci Martinez, a partner at Squire Patton Boggs, and Ciarra Carr, an associate at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe about the struggles faced by attorneys who are the first in their families to hold professional jobs—or perhaps even go to college. Things that a lot of new lawyers might take for granted, like owning a suit to wear to a job interview or making small talk at a networking event—can present challenges. Legal Speak is brought to you by Econ One, offering economic expertise, consulting and dispute resolution, and data analytics.