Law firms in most regions of New York state have been preparing for a return to the office over the last week, after getting the green light to enter the second phase of the state’s reopening plan.

But in New York City—the largest legal market in the U.S.—hundreds of physical law firm offices must still remain closed, with their managers balancing logistical needs such as retrieving mail and physical documents with the governor’s shutdown orders and employee safety concerns.

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