There’s the gentle swaying of palm trees in an ocean breeze. There’s blades of grass, sashaying back and forth. And then there’s, well, 30 Nic Cages staring over your shoulder in horror.

Just like in most of the business world, Zoom and other video conference backgrounds have taken over legal tech in recent weeks, interjecting some levity into meetings that largely used to be face-to-face. Whether it’s one of the standard backgrounds or a custom creation of your own design, backgrounds interject some personality and style into a static background.

2 days since wearing pants without a zipper on Zoom. The count got to 5 before he needed to go to Pep Boys. Credit: Paul Wilke/Upright Position Communications.