In the midst of an escalating talent war in the legal industry, law firms are making counteroffers like never before. While legal recruiters and hiring firms dread this tactic, a changing convention in how departing lawyers give notice could make it easier for them to stick to their guns.

Just like firms have been forced to turn to Zoom both to recruit and seal the deal with new attorneys during the pandemic, lawyers have also been saying goodbye via video calls. And this increased distance when submitting a resignation can make it easier to resist the pressure that firms are ready to apply to prevent top performers from leaving.