Law firms are increasingly facing challenges as the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted a demand from younger lawyers for more focus from law firms on mental health, retention and skill development. However, as firms move to address those issues, they’re also confronting a push for a broader culture shift.

Firms have bolstered compensation over the last several years, but moral leadership, purpose and shared vision are equally important to the younger generation as salaries, David Patient, a partner at Travers Smith in London, said Wednesday during a panel at the International Bar Association Conference in Miami.

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