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Legal Speak

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 Law.com 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.

info_outline 'Such a Relief to People': Wilmer's Jamie Gorelick on How Merrick Garland Will Refocus the DOJ 01/23/2021
info_outline Peering Into the Crystal Ball: Litigation Amid COVID, Shifting Power in Washington 01/15/2021
info_outline 'Be Deliberate and Intentional': How Law Firms Can Tackle 2021's Biggest Challenges and Opportunities 01/08/2021
info_outline Zooming Through 2020: COVID-19, Surviving Remotely and a Few Silver Linings 12/18/2020
info_outline ‘Business as Usual Doesn’t Work’: Inside Big Law’s Reckoning on Race 12/11/2020
info_outline Remote Work Isn't Going Away. Don't Let Your Firm's Strategy Create 'Second-Class Citizens' 12/04/2020
info_outline 'We've Seen People Step Up': An Incoming Big Law Leader Talks Transitioning in Chaos 11/20/2020
info_outline Why SPACs Are the New Black: Inside Corporate Law's Hottest Trend 11/13/2020
info_outline 'Incredibly Distracted': Lawyers Grapple With Election Exhaustion and an Uncertain Future 11/07/2020
info_outline Big Law Goes 'Alternative': Can Traditional Firms Disrupt the Disrupters? 10/30/2020
info_outline A Plaintiff-Side View on Big Law Bloat, COVID Cutbacks and the ‘Secret Sauce’ for Landing Mega Settlements 10/23/2020
info_outline 'A Big Divide': Why Some Associates Are Struggling as Others Excel—and What Firms Can Do About It 10/16/2020
info_outline Change Is Happening at Susman Godfrey. A Tough Loss, a New Leader and a Plan for Courting Clients 10/09/2020
info_outline What to Know About the New SCOTUS Term and the Republican Race to Fill RBG’s Seat 10/02/2020
info_outline 'Law Firms Simply Do Not Need the Physical Space They Currently Occupy': Taylor English Duma's Chris Wilson on Why Offices Are Becoming Obsolete 09/25/2020
info_outline 'Remoteness Creates Remoteness': Paul Hastings' Chair Talks Keeping Lawyers 'Emotionally Connected' During COVID-19 09/18/2020
info_outline Virtual Court Is Now in Session: A Judge Takes on the Skeptics 09/11/2020
info_outline This Big Law Litigator Has Real Doubts About Virtual Jury Trials. Here’s Why He’s a Skeptic 09/04/2020
info_outline ‘The Practice of Law Can Be Really Lonely’: How Two Litigators Are Providing Podcast Therapy to Fellow Lawyers 08/28/2020
info_outline ‘We Got Punched in the Face’: Straight Talk from a Big Law Leader 08/14/2020
info_outline For Big Law’s Working Moms, Pandemic Could Have a Silver Lining … Seriously! 08/07/2020
info_outline You’ve Seen Hulu's ‘Mrs. America' — Now Hear the Real Story 07/31/2020
info_outline Climbing a Shaky Career Ladder: Rookie Lawyers Learn It's Hard to Plan in a Pandemic 07/24/2020
info_outline ‘I Hope We All Keep Up the Momentum and Keep the Strength:’ Black Women Firm Leaders Speak 07/02/2020
info_outline ‘Pictures in My Head’: Black Law Deans Take on Racism in Legal Ed 06/19/2020
info_outline ‘It’s OK Not to Be OK’: An In-House Leader’s Take on Guiding Resilient Teams 06/12/2020
info_outline 'This Has to Be a Seminal Moment': Black Law Firm Leaders on Inequity, Ire and What Comes Next 06/05/2020
info_outline Times Are Tough! A Shame-Free Guide to Surviving Career Disruption 05/29/2020
info_outline Back to Brick-and-Mortar: Law Firms Reopen S-L-O-W-L-Y in the COVID-19 Era. 05/22/2020
info_outline Calming the Imposter Monster: You Don't Know Everything, And That's OK. 05/15/2020