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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.

Aug 20, 2021

In this week’s episode, business of law reporter Patrick Smith and McDermott Will & Emery chairman Ira Coleman discuss how to change the current law firm model to emphasize personal and professional fulfillment. After conversations with organizational psychologists and behaviorists, Coleman has decided the pathway to providing more satisfying career opportunities starts with pondering the meaning of life and the law.