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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.

Aug 25, 2023

This week's episode features an interview with business of law reporters Justin Henry and Jessie Yount, who break down the rise and fall of Lewis Brisbois spinoff firm Daugherty Lordan They also weigh in on what the legal industry should take away from the whole saga.

Aug 18, 2023

In the recruiting phase, law firms can talk all day about flexibility, work-life-balance and the family-style connections among colleagues, but what happens when all those talking points get put to the test? This week's episode features an interview with Nick Warack, an attorney who received an ALS diagnosis...

Aug 11, 2023

In this week’s episode, Elizabeth Manno, partner at Venable and co-chair of the National Association of Women Lawyers research committee, discusses some of the issues attorneys have pointed to that could explain the steady and significant attrition of women from law firms relative to the number of women entering...

Aug 4, 2023

Clients are pushing law firms to disclose more and more diversity-related information in order to earn their business, according to Lloyd Freeman, chief diversity officer at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney.