The pace of large law firms announcing return-to-office schedules in September, along with hybrid remote working options, is picking up. Just Friday, Nixon Peabody and Loeb & Loeb laid out expectations and timetables.

Both were notable for being explicit in allowing attorneys and staff the ability to maintain flexible remote schedules, even after office return is expected on a regular basis starting in September. While some firms are announcing policies now, they could still evolve in the months ahead, said Lisa Smith, a law firm consultant at Fairfax Associates.