Virtual law firms were inundated with interest from attorneys in the last year and a half. But as more traditional firms loosen restrictions around in-office requirements, attorneys continue to flock to virtual firms, signaling that the remote-work element of such a model is just one of several innovative business aspects that appeal to attorneys.

The ability to work from anywhere—or, perhaps, take the time on a Tuesday night to attend a parent-teacher conference—is certainly a draw. But more and more, attorneys are pointing to the billable hours requirement on which much of the industry has predicated its success as an area that is ripe for change.