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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.

Jan 10, 2020

We take a close look at the culmination of factors that drive women attorneys out of Big Law and—importantly—how to stem the exodus. reporter Dylan Jackson talks with Michelle Browning Coughlin, a partner at Wyatt Tarrant & Combs who is also the founder of the Mothers Esquire, a nonprofit group focused on advancing women in the legal profession. They discuss a recent study by affiliate ALM Intelligence and American Bar Association, which found a huge gender divide when it comes to lawyers' satisfaction with their firm's operations and policies for women’s advancement.