With many U.S. lawyers and firm staff starting their twelfth month of remote work now, law firm leaders are eschewing fixed targets for a return to the office, pointing to inconsistent vaccine rollouts and comfort with the status quo.

Although reluctant to provide specific return-to-office dates, law firm leaders said in interviews it’s increasingly likely that virtual work will continue into the summer and even the fall, while they evaluate the potential for third- and fourth-quarter office returns.