X

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

The world was thrown for a loop in 2020 and law firms were no exception. In many respects, 2021 has law firm leaders and in-house counsel still feeling uncertain. The global COVID-19 pandemic forced lawyers — individuals whose relationships formerly depended upon firm handshakes and looking their clients directly in the eye — to build client trust through a tiny camera lens. Law firms, traditionally slower to adopt technological advancements than their counterparts in other professional services industries, quickly rose to the challenge. Digital signatures, videoconferencing, and remote court appearances allowed the business of law to continue in what is now considered the new normal.

The seismic shift did not end with the law firms. It acutely affected corporate clients. Once-formalized budgets were up in the air and priorities recentered on essentials. General counsel distilled corporate values into business imperatives by which outside legal representation must abide.

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free ALM Digital Reader.

Benefits of a Digital Membership:

  • Free access to 1 article* every 30 days
  • Access to the entire ALM network of websites
  • Unlimited access to the ALM suite of newsletters
  • Build custom alerts on any search topic of your choosing
  • Search by a wide range of topics

*May exclude premium content
Already have an account?

 
Reprints & Licensing
Mentioned in a Law.com story?

License our industry-leading legal content to extend your thought leadership and build your brand.

 

ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2021 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.