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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.

Dec 4, 2020

This week's podcast explores a potential dark side of the legal industry's shift to remote working. editor Jonathan Ringel and legal recruiter Richard Hsu of Major, Lindsey & Africa discuss whether offices will still play a role in the legal profession post-pandemic. Hsu says firms that adopt a hybrid system in which some lawyers work in the office while others work from home risk creating a hierarchy in which the remote workers feel "like second-class citizens."