The spread of the Delta variant has forced a number of law firms in recent weeks to delay or alter their office return plans, including mandating vaccinations for those resuming in-person work.

The Driver:

When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention relaxed guidance on mask mandates in May, it became clear that some Big Law leaders (not to mention clients) were eager to press the accelerator on office returns. But just a few short months later, some firms are pumping the brakes once again as we skid into an uncertain fall.