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In normal times, law firm partners looking to make a lateral move, particularly to a firm with a national presence, can expect to spend substantial time in the air. That’s not the case right now. And cutting out that travel is serving to compress the timeline for bringing new attorneys on board.

Some recruiters and firm leaders anticipate that a growing comfort with virtual meetings will result in a permanent shift in how hiring is done, even when travel is no longer something to fear.

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Dan Packel

Dan Packel covers change and innovation in the legal services market, and writes a weekly briefing for Law.com, "The Law Firm Disrupted," on these subjects. He is based in Philadelphia. Contact him at [email protected] On Twitter at @packeld

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