Fluctuating COVID-19 infections and lawyers increasingly seeking remote work opportunities are forcing more firms to consider offering hybrid work arrangements. But if law firms intend to allow all of their lawyers to work both in and out of the office to the best of their ability, some fundamental changes will need to occur.

“To get it right, law firms must develop an inclusive and integrated model that allows true accessible citizenship for disabled attorneys with equal opportunity to participate in work assignments, business development and law firm social events,” said Reed Smith partner and global co-chair of its disability group Jonathan Radcliffe in May.