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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.

Jul 2, 2020

Recent police killings of Black men and women has spurred a dialogue on racial injustice in the legal profession and a push for greater inclusion. On this episode, Grace Speights and Tara Elliott join The National Law Journal Editor in Chief Lisa Helem for a candid conversation. Speights, who leads the labor and employment practice at Morgan Lewis & Bockius, and Elliott, an intellectual property litigator at Latham & Watkins, discuss the weighty conversations they’re having at their firms, what changes they hope to see, and how their roles as mothers has shaped each of their perspectives on racial justice.