Many law firm leaders are eagerly directing their workforces to return to offices this summer or they are crafting return-to-office guideline plans for this fall. But the spread of the Delta coronavirus variant is giving some firm leaders pause as they actively monitor the spread of the variant.

While it hasn’t necessarily scuttled office return plans, it could still force some changes to office guidelines, even before those plans are fully implemented, according to interviews with law firm leaders and legal industry consultants.