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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 29, 2022

In this week’s episode, we're revisiting a conversation from last fall between litigation reporter Cedra Mayfield and former Georgia state court Judge Dax Lopez, who discusses what litigators should and, perhaps more importantly, shouldn’t do inside and outside the courtroom.

Jul 23, 2022

In this week's episode, Jennifer Beckage of The Beckage Firm and Carrie-Sophia of plaintiffs firm C.A. Goldberg discuss some ways that personal data might be collected and used after the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

Jul 8, 2022

For the first time in 15 years, Amy Wollensack of Akin Gump and Renée Delphin-Rodriguez of Crowell & Moring worked on a deal that was led by Black women on both sides. The M&A attorneys shared what the experience meant to them, and why it could be a sign the practice area is diversifying.