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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.

Jul 2, 2021

This week, we're highlighting an interview from May that you might have missed on a topic that's only becoming more relevant as 2021 continues on and more firms look to make staffing reductions. Patrick Krill, principal and founder of Krill Strategies, a behavioral health consulting firm focused exclusively on the legal industry, raises an interesting and little-discussed point: as law firms continue to cut support staff and embrace automation, they’re limiting lawyers’ human interactions even further, which is likely to exacerbate feelings of isolation that so many in the industry already struggle with. He and Editor-in-Chief Zack Needles explore that issue as well as the reasons why interacting face-to-face over Zoom all day does little to help with those feelings of loneliness. We'll be back in two weeks with new episodes!