The genie is out of the bottle and there’s no way it’s going back in. That’s how most of the profession feels about the notion of giving up new-found freedoms to return to office-centric working after the pandemic.
But now that lawyers have proven that they can work effectively from home, what lasting working patterns will law firms adopt? And what will this mean for the many thousands of square feet of traditional office space currently occupied by law firms across the country? Is the office now defunct or does it simply need to be reinvented?
“Lawyers have always worked on the basis that unless you’re in the office, you’re some kind of useless slouch,...