Young Lawyers Debate the Future of Law Firms
September 28, 2021
A major obstacle looms on the horizon as the pandemic recedes: recruiting and retaining the next generation of superstar lawyers. The key to appeal to that generation is technology just as it is in securing and engaging clients.
“Firms should have increased confidence that their attorneys are working no matter where they are—in the office, or when necessary, in their homes with their toddlers. Employers need to ensure flexibility and trust that the job will get done,” said Viktoriya Liberchuk, a 32-year-old associate who has been practicing law for six years, four of them at Farrell Fritz.
That was the biggest takeaway in our conversation with multiple young lawyers who shared their perspectives on the future of the industry–they see technology and flexible, hybrid work arrangements as integral to their future success. And research in some areas appears to back them up.
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