‘Remote Forever’: Lawyers Look to Move Firms so They Don’t Have to Leave Their House
As law firms start the process of reuniting their lawyers in the office, a few lawyers are rebellingâ€”threatening to leave their firm for another, so that they can continue to work from home.Â Â
The hesitancy that arose from lockdowns and mandated work-from-home orders at the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic seems to have dissipated for some law firm partners and associates who have embraced the remote work experience and want to make it a permanent part of their lives.
In early May, some associates stated that they were hesitant to go back to any form of so-called normal office attendance. Specifically, mid-career and senior associates felt that they were in their element on Zoom calls with co-workers and clientsâ€”able to contribute more effectively to their practices and enjoying greater visibility both in the law firm, and with clients.
â€œI donâ€™t want to go back to the office and the way things were before,â€ said one sixth-year associate at an Am Law 200 firm who chose to remain anonymous to speak candidly at the time. â€œI just donâ€™t think Iâ€™ll have the same opportunity to contribute the way I have in the virtual environment.â€
Are you interested in learning more about how lawyers are looking to move firms so they don’t have to leave their house? Read more in this law.com article.
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