Virtual or dispersed law firms have caught some attention lately, given that the cloud-centric and often remote approach they regularly take towards legal work has been indefinitely foisted on more traditional brick-and-mortar firms adapting to COVID-19 pandemic. But aside from experience with remote working, are virtual firms any more resilient to a virus-inflected economy?

Nationwide shutdowns and stay-at-home orders have already started to take their toll on the legal industry, with law firms seeing layoffs, salary freezes and furloughs.

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