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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.

May 31, 2019

We asked a lawyer six years out of law school and a veteran litigator to share their perspectives on billable hours, work-life balance, professional development and what gets in the way of constructive mentoring between partners and associates. reporter Dylan Jackson talks to Miami lawyer Kristen Cordon, a 2013 graduate of UC-Berkeley School of Law, and New York attorney Mark Zauderer, who's been practicing for more than four decades. Legal Speak is brought to you by Econ One, offering economic expertise, consulting and dispute resolution, and data analytics.