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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.

Jan 31, 2024

It’s that time of year once again … LegalWeek!    ALM’s LegalWeek is one week where thousands of legal professionals gather to network with their peers, dive deeper into their professional development, explore topics and strategies tailored specifically to their role, and gain the tools to get legal business...

Jan 29, 2024

In this week’s episode, Editor-in-Chief Zack Needles chats with Melinda Wallman, a London-based partner at recruiting firm Macrae about how mergers impact legal professionals’—and particularly diverse legal professionals’—careers.

Jan 23, 2024

In this week’s episode, Baker McKenzie's Danielle Benecke returns to the podcast discuss where the legal industry stands with generative artificial intelligence as the technology matures.

Jan 13, 2024

In this week’s Legal Speak episode, Judge Lida Kharooti, who served as a judge on Afghanistan’s anti-corruption serious crimes court for 13 years, shares how she fled the country when the Taliban took over.