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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.

Jun 30, 2022

In this week's episode of's Legal Speak, author, political commentator and former Big Law attorney Sophia Nelson discusses the implications of the U.S. Supreme Court's recent rulings regarding abortion and gun control, the legal industry's increasing inability to remain silent on political and social issues and...

Jun 24, 2022

In this week’s episode, the ACLU's Li Nowlin-Sohl and Lambda Legal's Sasha Buchert discuss the future of the legal fight for LGBTQ rights in America.

Jun 17, 2022

In this week’s episode, UCLA School of Law professor Jim Park discusses the precedent Twitter would set if it were to renegotiate the deal.

Jun 10, 2022

The Department of Justice has signaled that criminal monopolization cases could be on the horizon. Axinn's Tiffany Rider illustrated what such a case could entail.

Jun 3, 2022

For Legal Speak's 200th episode, Mayer Brown Chair Jon Van Gorp shares how podcasting has helped keep his firm connected and its culture intact during the pandemic. Plus, some familiar voices join to celebrate the milestone.