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Legal Speak is a weekly podcast that makes sense of what's happening in the legal industry. Brought to you by Law.com's global network of reporters and editors, 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 Law.com editors Leigh Jones and Vanessa Blum, Legal Speak offers straight talk from experts, plus inside-the-newsroom perspective on market-shaping stories.

May 29, 2020

The legal industry shed 64,000 jobs in April as impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic permeated the economy. That leaves a lot of people figuring out the next steps of their careers in a difficult economic climate. On this episode, Baker Botts special counsel Cynthia Cole talks about losing her first job out of law school...


May 22, 2020

Temperature checks, plexiglass partitions and crowd-controlled elevator access are just some of what's in store at law offices for the foreseeable future as they begin to reopen in the COVID-19 era. In this Legal Speak podcast, Law.com business of law senior editor David Bario describes what the workplace will look like...


May 15, 2020

Despite three years of law school, passing the bar and snagging a job, lawyers often are plagued by feelings of being ill-equipped to handle the challenges that practicing law throws at them. They've got the credentials and they look the part, but they don't feel the part. Those feelings have a name: imposter...


May 8, 2020

On this Legal Speak podcast, Supreme Court correspondent Marcia Coyle checks in with Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr partner David Bowker, whose May 5 argument in USAID v Alliance for Open Society International was one of the first Supreme Court sessions to proceed by telephone. Bowker discusses the...


May 1, 2020

Forget swanky lunches, cocktail parties and boat outings. The coronavirus pandemic means this year's summer associate programs, for those law firms still conducting them, are online endeavors at this point, as Zoom meetings replace law firms' best laid plans. You'll hear from Skadden’s Gavin White, a partner in New...