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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 18, 2023

In the recruiting phase, law firms can talk all day about flexibility, work-life-balance and the family-style connections among colleagues, but what happens when all those talking points get put to the test? This week's episode features an interview with Nick Warack, an attorney who received an ALS diagnosis while working at Davis Wright Tremaine. Warack talks about how, in the midst of crushing unknowns, his firm and coworkers provided him unwavering support in the aftermath of the news.