Many are grappling with what comes next more than a year after law firms pivoted to remote work in the wake of lockdowns and stay-at-home orders. Some will go back to the office entirely, while others are taking a more cautious approach. Still, more are looking at a hybrid arrangement amid indications from staff and attorneys that they prefer to work remotely and have been productive doing so.

Whatever choices they make, firms that allow at least some amount of remote work will face logistical challenges and questions about how to maintain engagement with staff and attorneys who are not physically present in the office.