The Great Return
At nQzw, we are all about building workflows that allow attorneys to have the same experience and deliver key information to attorneys and staff when they need it, wherever they are. As “wherever they are” is a moving target these days, we decided to help attorneys and legal professionals navigating this ever-changing landscape of in-and-out-office work.
We’ve aggregated firm policies in a single source where you can view the latest policies for AmLaw and Magic Circle firms that have made announcements.
We’ll start with the firms’ philosophy about how they describe their approach to the Great Return:
- Hybrid: split between remote and office
- Hybrid, Remote: split, with more emphasis on remote
- Office: primarily or exclusively in the office
- Office: office first, but supporting some level of remote work
- Remote: staying primarily remote
One of the first things you notice is that it’s actually more informative to look at the Days in Office expectation, which really tells you the firm’s intention. The most common approach is to require 3 days/week, regardless of how they describe it.
We spent the pandemic helping firms go remote, and now we’re helping firms with the new Work From Anywhere reality. Somewhat ironically, the Great Return to the office is actually more challenging than the rushed move to remote. Attorneys and staff now expect to be able to Work THE SAME From Anywhere. See how we enable firms’ hybrid operations as part of their digitization strategy.
Updated September 19, 2021