In recent months, as law firm leaders have used the pandemic as an opportunity to reassess firm structures and root out inefficiencies that have burdened them for years, layoffs have spread through the ranks of business service professionals and support staff across the industry. The restructuring isn’t likely to end with the pandemic.

Administrators, legal administrative assistants and other facility-focused law firm employees are in a precarious position for 2021 and beyond as firms question the need for physical spaces and their associated staff.