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REMOTE REBELLION – Turns out that it’s not just associates who aren’t so keen to get back to the office. Some law firm partners are threatening to walk unless they can continue to work from home, Bruce Love reports. Allowing attorneys to work remotely on a permanent basis is the hot new recruiting tactic for firms looking to bring in laterals. For some partners, the ability to work from home is a must-have for any new position, recruiters say. The trend has crossed over into the in-house world too, with more lawyers looking for jobs that only require the occasional office visit. But not every firm and legal department is embracing this new demand for remote positions, out of concern that a virtual work environment will stymie mentorship opportunities for younger lawyers and chip away at firm culture.
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