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NEW BREED  – Earlier this week, we ruined your post-Labor Day return to work by going over all the ways young lawyers are struggling during the pandemic. And, while it’s certainly true that remote work has thrown a wrench into the development of associates—who right now are deprived of the ability to pop into a senior attorney’s office with a quick question, shadow them in court or network at industry events—there may be an upside to growing in harsh conditions. For example, as bankruptcy attorney Joseph Pack of Pack Law in Miami noted to Raychel Lean, good work arguably carries added weight in an environment devoid of some of the more subjective factors of professional life. “A great letter is a great letter, but a great letter becomes a lot more important when writing and telecommunications becomes your main mode of communication,” Pack said. The experience of building a legal career in quarantine may also lead to a more resilient generation of attorneys. “Everyone needs to take comfort in the fact that everyone’s kind of going through the same thing or something similar and dealing with it in their own way,” Pack said.

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Zack Needles

Zack Needles is Global Managing Editor, Regional Brands at ALM. He is also the Managing Editor of The Legal Intelligencer, Pennsylvania Law Weekly, Delaware Business Court Insider and Delaware Law Weekly. Contact him at 215-557-2373 or [email protected] On Twitter: @ZackNeedlesTLI.

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