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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 Editor-in-Chief Zack Needles and Newsroom Innovation Director Vanessa Blum, Legal Speak offers straight talk from experts, plus an inside-the-newsroom perspective on market-shaping stories.

Jan 21, 2022


Jan 21, 2022

In this week’s episode, retired California Superior Court Judge LaDoris Cordell shares her definition of an “activist judge.”

Jan 14, 2022

In this week’s episode of's Legal Speak podcast, business of law reporter Dylan Jackson interviews Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan founder John Quinn about the firm’s recent announcement that it will permanently allow all of its U.S. lawyers to work remotely as much as they wish.

Jan 8, 2022

In this week’s episode, Skadden's Alli Brown shared her strategy for securing defense verdicts in venues considered to be plaintiff-friendly.