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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'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 editors Leigh Jones and Vanessa Blum, Legal Speak offers straight talk from experts, plus inside-the-newsroom perspective on market-shaping stories.

Jul 24, 2020

The legal profession is facing a new normal due to COVID-19. For law students and newer attorneys, the situation can be even more anxiety provoking. On this episode, legal business reporter Dylan Jackson talks with two guests about the adjustments they’ve had to make since the coronavirus outbreak and the pandemic's impact on their career outlooks. Sarah Shahatto is an incoming third-year law student at the University of California Irvine School of Law. Daniel Crispino, a 2016 graduate of Wake Forest School of Law, started a new job in May at a South Florida litigation boutique.