Not all staff roles in Big Law are treated equally, especially when it comes to who gets to work remotely and how many days they must spend in the office. That’s creating frustration within law firm staff ranks and leading some professionals to quit, especially as firms plan fall office returns and the delta coronavirus variant spurs more anxiety.

High demand for marketing and business development professionals has compelled many law firms to ensure that flexible work is part of their future. But several librarians and researchers, in particular, recently said that their roles aren’t being shown the same degree of latitude and that’s prompting them and their colleagues to explore the job market.