Throughout the pandemic, managing partners have asserted the necessity of bringing attorneys back to the office to mentor the next generation of lawyers and preserve their firm’s culture. With hybrid work policies now taking effect, these leaders are about to discover whether lawyers value their firm’s culture and mentorship over the ability to work from home.
If that sounds ominous, it should. Last week, The American Lawyer, which is part of Law.com, posted a survey asking Big Law attorneys to describe their firm’s return-to-office policy and reflect on how they felt about it. It also asked what could be improved and how these policies may impact lawyers’ willingness to move to another firm. It ultimately garnered 350 responses after reporters and industry thought leaders shared it on their social media channels.