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Legal’s Biggest Challenge With Remote Work Isn’t Tech. It’s Mental Health “A new survey conducted by Loeb Leadership found that from an IT stance, the sudden move to working remotely has gone relatively smoothly for many lawyers. But it’s also created new stresses and demands for soft skills crucial to operating virtually…The “Law Firm’s Adaption to Remote Working” report released last week surveyed 136 lawyers, business services staff and leaders in Am Law 100 and Am Law 200 firms. The report explored the shift to working at home and the challenges it brings. However, tech wasn’t a significant hurdle for most respondents. “We did not hear a large volume of complaints about technology,” said Loeb director of strategic partnerships and executive leadership coach David Sarnoff. ”Where [dissatisfaction with the shift] seemed to pick up was when people never worked remotely before.” Despite 98% of respondents saying they had at least a moderate amount of success moving staffers to remotely working, Sarnoff said secretaries were more likely to have challenges setting tech up at home and adjusting their workflow to highlight their contributions…”

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