Since April 2021, more than $19 million U.S. employees quit their jobs, spiking turnover and turmoil across sectors. Another 40%, approximately, are at least somewhat likely to do the same in the coming months according to McKinsey’s report on the Great Attrition. These figures are sobering. And while they represent a broad range of industries, they reflect equally the legal sector’s experience.
As the “war for talent” rages on, law firms of all sizes are grappling with widespread poaching, understaffing, salary wars and burnout. This talent shortage comes at an especially trying time—during a pandemic and on the brink of a highly nebulous return-to-office. Permanent transformation of law firm work process, culture and more are underway.