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With many U.S. lawyers and firm staff starting their twelfth month of remote work now, law firm leaders are eschewing fixed targets for a return to the office, pointing to inconsistent vaccine rollouts and comfort with the status quo.

Although reluctant to provide specific return-to-office dates, law firm leaders said in interviews it’s increasingly likely that virtual work will continue into the summer and even the fall, while they evaluate the potential for third- and fourth-quarter office returns.

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Dan Packel

Dan Packel covers change and innovation in the legal services market, and writes a weekly briefing for Law.com, "The Law Firm Disrupted," on these subjects. He is based in Philadelphia. Contact him at [email protected] On Twitter at @packeld

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