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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.

Jan 31, 2020

This week, we’re globe-trotting, as we look at the key international issues affecting the business of law. In conjunction with the launch of our new website, Law.com International, Lisa Shuchman, senior editor of the site, takes us around the world to explain what the implications of political unrest in Hong Kong, the...


Jan 24, 2020

Kevin Rosenberg, a 2004 graduate of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, who recently convinced the New York's chief bankruptcy judge in the Southern District to discharge more than $200,000 he was carrying in student loan debt, talks with Law.com reporter Karen Sloan about the decision that's making waves in the...


Jan 17, 2020

In this week's Legal Speak podcast from Law.com, host Vanessa Blum talks with Curtis Smolar, general counsel of litigation finance startup Legalist. Smolar, an experienced litigator, discusses his transition from a major law firm to a scrappy startup and shares what he’s learned about litigation funding along the way,...


Jan 10, 2020

We take a close look at the culmination of factors that drive women attorneys out of Big Law and—importantly—how to stem the exodus. Law.com reporter Dylan Jackson talks with Michelle Browning Coughlin, a partner at Wyatt Tarrant & Combs who is also the founder of the Mothers Esquire, a nonprofit group focused...