This article appeared in Marketing the Law Firm, an ALM/Law Journal Newsletters publication reporting on the latest, and most effective, strategies for Chief Marketing Officers, Managing Partners, Law Firm Marketing Directors, Administrators and Consultants.

Few law firms entered 2020 with a crisis communications plan on hand that could even begin to address the immense challenges introduced by a sudden global pandemic. As lockdowns began in March, offices emptied and remote workforces took shape practically overnight, individual and collective anxiety skyrocketed, and an industry infamous for being slow to change was forced to do just that.