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Legal Speak is a weekly podcast that makes sense of what's happening in the legal industry. 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 Senior Litigation Reporter of the Daily Report Cedra Mayfield and Senior Staff Writer for the American Lawyer Patrick Smith, Legal Speak offers straight talk from experts, plus an inside-the-newsroom perspective on market-shaping stories.

Jun 29, 2018

National Law Journal editor-in-chief Lisa Helem talks with reporter Ryan Lovelace about the results of the special report, with a close look at the cities across the country comprising the highest concentrations of NLJ 500 lawyers. They also examine the gender diversity numbers and the firms making progress in...

Jun 22, 2018

Winston & Strawn partner Abbe Lowell has counseled some of the nation’s most powerful political figures in their weakest moments. He counts U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez and Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards as former clients and is currently representing President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner in...

Jun 15, 2018

The Careerist's interview with Robbie Kaplan and Sharon Nelles is the first in an occasional series focused on the struggles and successes of women and minority lawyers.

Jun 8, 2018

Winston & Strawn Chairman Tom Fitzgerald discusses the reasons behind his firm's move to boost associate salaries. Plus, senior editor Brian Baxter shares what's buzzing in the legal community about the increases and how they stack up to previous salary hikes.

Jun 1, 2018

Appellate advocates are concerned that the tradition of oral argument is falling out of favor in federal appeals courts. According to the statistics from the Administrative Office of U.S. Courts, arguments were heard in just 20 percent of cases decided on the merits during the most recent 12-month cycle. That’s down...