Some Connecticut law firms and most businesses will be saying—for the short term, anyway—so long to those long weekend retreats and annual meetings and hello to computers and smartphones. The reason: Gov. Ned Lamont has allowed for shareholders of stock and nonstock corporations to hold their annual meetings using technology that prevents in-person gatherings.

The order barring in-person annual meetings does not affect law firms that are partnerships or limited liability companies. It does affect law firms that are formed as professional corporations.