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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 Editor-in-Chief Zack Needles and Newsroom Innovation Director Vanessa Blum, 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.