Remember when our post-COVID-19 work week seemed set? Offices were going to open in a hybrid mode: sometimes in the office and sometimes working remotely. Then the new COVID-19 strain, Delta, arrived. Amid conflicting CDC directions and mask wars, the consensus approach to post-COVID-19 workplace structure broke down.

In order to get a sense of where the legal profession might go in terms of future workplace decisions, I asked my lawyer panel for their thoughts on the impact of the pandemic on their firm and their practice. My question was: “What do you see as the most important impact of the 2020-21 pandemic year on both your law firm and your own practice?”