December 23, 2020

Communication is Key as Lawyers Continue to Shift the Way They Work


Law firms have been among the countless workplaces faced with adapting to remote working during the COVID-19 pandemic. The transition to videoconferences and virtual collaboration has impacted the lawyer experience, and Liz Stern, head of Mayer Brown’s Global Mobility & Migration practice, emphasized the importance of maintaining communication—both with clients and employees—in a December 22 Legaltech News article (subscription required).

“It’s very important to create new communication vehicles, whether it’s a digital tool or a dashboard report,” she said. This will keep clients up to speed on what is being handled and if deadlines are being met.

With a vaccine in sight, firms may be exploring a hybrid approach to allow more lawyers to return to the office while others remain at home. The potential for communication gaps will become more of a risk as this physical/virtual split becomes a reality. Liz stressed the value of creating meaningful team experiences during this phase. “Make sure the rules are known about how you are supposed to function together as a team,” she said.

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