Editor’s note: Our colleague and Southeast Takeaways teammate Jonathan Ringel recently left for a new career opportunity, but before doing so, he wrote this piece—an important one for law firms, law schools, and young and aspiring lawyers alike. Please read, and join us in congratulating Jonathan for his many years of fine work at ALM. 

The question lurking behind law firms’ unexpected financial success during the pandemic has been, “How much are new lawyers losing with limited personal contact with supervising attorneys and mentors as work shifted from offices to homes?”