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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.

Jul 30, 2021

In this week's episode, business of law reporter Patrick Smith spoke with Zeughauser Group's Kent Zimmermann about how client demands to return to the office could force law firms to choose between clients and talent—and how the COVID-19 Delta variant could foil their plans.

Jul 23, 2021

In this week's episode, business of law reporter Dylan Jackson talks with Haley Moss, an autistic attorney and neurodiversity advocate, about how attorneys with disabilities are viewed by the legal industry, why remote work must continue and the benefits of tapping into the talent pool of...

Jul 16, 2021

This week's episode features a conversation with Caren Ulrich Stacy, founder and CEO of Diversity Lab, about the associate salary war’s impact on law firm diversity and young lawyer retention. Stacy explains why firms that don’t strain themselves to keep up with the competition on associate comp may actually have a...

Jul 2, 2021

This week, we're highlighting an interview from May that you might have missed on a topic that's only becoming more relevant as 2021 continues on and more firms look to make staffing reductions. Patrick Krill, principal and founder of Krill Strategies, a behavioral health consulting firm focused exclusively on the...