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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 9, 2019

Big Law is making strides in trying to improve the experience for young lawyers who are demanding a better work-life balance. But for some lawyers, there is no substitute for practicing in a boutique firm, where they say the quality of the work, training and personal attention to their development is unparalleled. business-of law-editor Lizzy McLellan talks with three highly accomplished young lawyers from top schools who opted out of Big Law and into boutiques. They explain the benefits of practicing in a smaller firm and what Big Law can do to retain top performers.