“What Pandemic-Era Changes Are ‘Here to Stay’ for Law Firms?” Law.com

“What Pandemic-Era Changes Are ‘Here to Stay’ for Law Firms?” Law.com

As Americans wait for the COVID-19 vaccine to be distributed throughout the country, many business leaders are evaluating what the new working world will look like. Law firms, historically resistant to change and slow to adopt new operational models, had to evolve to guarantee uninterrupted service to clients facing their own challenges in 2020. The question for many managing partners is whether those changes will remain permanent, be further tailored, or eradicated once the efficacy of the vaccine is proven.

Florida-based Becker‘s managing shareholder and CEO, Gary C. Rosen, agreed that ”the remote work environment is here to stay,” though “not to the same degree as the pandemic compelled.”
He said, “I don’t believe most firms will revert to requiring all employees to be in the office five days a week.” Approaches will vary, and “will be determined by each organization’s unique culture and needs,” Rosen said.

Law.com subscribers can read additional insights from other law firm leaders around the U.S., regarding their approach to embracing remote working hours, evaluating physical office space needs, adopting paperless environments, upgrading videoconferencing, improving cybersecurity, implementing meaningful diversity and inclusion metrics, and more.

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