In this week’s Trendspotter column, we wrote that for law firms to remain competitive in a talent market that increasingly demands flexibility, they’re going to need to stop viewing remote work as an obstacle to professional development and start treating it as a new tool for enhancing young lawyers’ experience and ability to collaborate across organizations.

We also asked readers for their takes on whether professional development for young lawyers can truly be effective in a remote environment and received several thoughtful replies, all of which came to the conclusion that it is indeed possible—but only if firms are willing to alter their traditional approaches to training.