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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 Law.com 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.

Jun 25, 2021

This week’s episode is your chance to get some pointers on legal writing from a sitting judge without worrying about having your motion tossed out. Am Law Litigation Daily editor and columnist Ross Todd chats with 10th Circuit Judge Robert E. Bacharach, author of the recent book, “Legal Writing: A Judge's Perspective on the Science and Rhetoric of the Written Word.” The book examines legal writing through the lens of psycholinguistics, a branch of cognitive science focused on how the brain processes language and speech.