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Legal Speak is a weekly podcast that makes sense of what's happening in the legal industry. Brought to you by Law.com's global network of reporters and editors, 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 Law.com editors Leigh Jones and Vanessa Blum, Legal Speak offers straight talk from experts, plus inside-the-newsroom perspective on market-shaping stories.

Oct 25, 2019

This week, we’re taking a look at the sometimes rocky transition for military lawyers who want to go into private practice. You'll hear from Law.com reporter Karen Sloan who talks with three attorneys about making the switch. Anne Savin spent 10 years as an Army JAG officer and is now an associate in Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe’s Supreme Court and appellate practice. Matthew Reeder was a Judge Advocate in the Marine Corps for more than six years before joining Orrick’s litigation practice as an associate. And Jaime Turner, now an in-house lawyer at Morgan Stanley, previously served an Army JAG for six years. Part of the challenge for military lawyers who shift gears into civilian practice is that legal employers don’t necessarily understand how their prior experience, which can be vast, translates to civilian law.