As it sinks in that the COVID-19 pandemic will persist well into 2021, if not beyond, law firm leaders who adapted quickly in the spring and summer are now grappling with a new host of concerns about keeping their workforce connected and engaged for the long haul.

“There’s a lot of concern out there about firm culture and what the glue will be that holds a firm together when people are not running into each other in the office, particularly with engagement and retention,” says Eric Seeger, a law firm consultant at Altman Weil.