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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.

Dec 17, 2022

The past year saw a number of law firm leaders and industry observers begin to make peace with the fact that the old way of working—five 12-hour days a week in a traditional office—is likely gone forever. And with that realization came some innovative ideas about how to preserve and even improve law firm culture both in and outside the office. In this year-end episode of Legal Speak, we look back at some of our most popular conversations throughout the year with law firm leaders and industry observers as they set out to navigate this new normal.