If they can effectively do their jobs remotely for the past several years, and now for the month of August, what is the argument for being in the office long term? That’s the question on people’s minds when firms take this approach or have strict in-office expectations generally.
— Jessica Cox, a senior executive search associate at Calibrate Legal, commenting during an interview with the American Lawyer on Biglaw firms’ plans for remote summer work while at the same time demanding that associates return to the office. More than two years into the pandemic, associates are wondering why the flexibility needs to end.
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