Would you marry someone you’ve only dated online without checking out what he’s like in the flesh? Sure, he’s a charmer on your computer screen, whispering all those sweet nothings and promising you happiness and security. And of course, you’ve checked him out so you know he comes from good stock. It all sounds wonderful, but is that enough information to make a lifelong commitment?

You wouldn’t get hitched that way, but that’s how some lawyers will land at their next job if the coronavirus persists, predict recruiters. Laterals will likely sign on with law firms that they’ve never set foot in and whose partners they’ve never met.

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