For years now, the push for organizations to implement regular work-from-home policies and practices has been a major area of debate. While the legal profession is typically slow to change, when forced into the change, it has become clear that legal work can be done effectively and efficiently remotely. Take away the distractions of children and spouses at home, along with the overall vibe of the current crisis, and work from home is rapidly becoming the chosen way of doing business for many industries, including the law. Furthermore, in order to attract top legal talent going forward, remote work options will need to be among the benefits offered by law firms and legal departments.

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, many organizations had basic work-from-home policies in place ranging from one scheduled day a week (sometimes only allowed after a year of employment) to allowing time at home on an as-needed basis for necessary appointments or other personal emergencies. However, in-house legal teams and law firms are now realizing they may not need as much traditional face time with their teams and discovering that remote work may led to happier, harder working lawyers.

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