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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.

Jun 30, 2022

In this week's episode of's Legal Speak, author, political commentator and former Big Law attorney Sophia Nelson discusses the implications of the U.S. Supreme Court's recent rulings regarding abortion and gun control, the legal industry's increasing inability to remain silent on political and social issues and shifting attitudes toward mental health and diversity in the profession.