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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.

Dec 17, 2022

The past year saw a number of law firm leaders and industry observers begin to make peace with the fact that the old way of working—five 12-hour days a week in a traditional office—is likely gone forever. And with that realization came some innovative ideas about how to preserve and even improve law firm culture...

Dec 5, 2022

In 2023, WilmerHale’s Alyssa DaCunha said her firm is preparing general counsel to advise on broader risk management issues in an uncertain political climate.

Nov 5, 2022

In this week’s episode, legal technology reporter Cassandre Coyer speaks with Wiggin and Dana partner Michael Kasdan about how blockchain technology is already being utilized in the legal industry and why lawyers should be curious about these developments.

Oct 21, 2022

At this year's Women, Influence & Power in Law conference, Iris Lichtman and Timothea Letson, deputy general counsel at real estate technology company Compass, shared their plan dubbed "The Switcheroo" and the importance of parental leave in leveling the playing field for women attorneys.

Oct 14, 2022

In U.S. District Judge William Alsup's latest book, the judge aims to construct the best line of defense in an alternate universe where Lee Harvey Oswald had to stand trial for the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.