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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.

Oct 29, 2021

We’ll be back next week with a new episode, but until then we’re highlighting an interview from July that is only becoming more relevant as legal employers continue to contemplate office returns.In this episode, business of law reporter Dylan Jackson talks with Haley Moss, an autistic attorney and...

Oct 22, 2021

In this week’s episode, Edelson PC Chief of Staff Kelsey McCann shares how the Chicago-based firm is diversifying its ranks by shattering the "illusion" that only Big Law can provide attorneys with stable, high-income careers.

Oct 15, 2021

In this week's episode of's Legal Speak podcast, litigation reporter Cedra Mayfield talks with Dax Lopez, who recently went into private practice as a personal injury lawyer after 11 years on the bench as a state court judge in DeKalb County, Georgia. Lopez draws on the perspective he’s gained from both...

Oct 8, 2021

This week's episode of's Legal Speak podcast focuses on an issue that plagues many professions but seems especially pronounced among attorneys. Business of law senior editor Lizzy McLellan speaks with Cameron Stout, a financial services defense litigator and mental health advocate, about the phenomenon...

Oct 3, 2021

In this week’s episode of Legal Speak, business of law reporter Patrick Smith chats with Rich Benenson, managing partner of Brownstein Hyatt, about how the hugely popular, high-end exercise bike has become something of a pandemic-era obsession for Big Law.