After nearly two years of working from home offices and kitchen tables, it has become clear that remote work is a long-term reality for the legal profession.
Yes, lawyers are returning to the office at a higher rate than other professionals. As of August, occupancy rates for law firms sat at 56% versus 34% of businesses nationwide. But a rapid transition to modern technology, fast-tracked by COVID-19, means in-office work is no longer a must-have for some firms. And many lawyers are happy about that fact: More than four-fifths (83%) of millennial lawyers say it’s essential for their law firm to have work-from-home options.