Before the pandemic, litigator Marc Williams was one of the many legal professionals who thought remote work was reserved for emergencies. He assumed one had to be at the office to be most productive.
Forced to manage a team in a tense and remote environment, Williams learned to embrace the uninvited reality.
Williams and host Jill Francisco discuss the shift and realization that law practice wouldn’t return to a pre-pandemic normal even with vaccines.
One example: Williams tells Francisco he expects expensive travel for depositions that can be handled remotely will be difficult to justify to clients. And as he’s already experienced, the search for talented paralegals doesn’t have to be limited by geography. Williams notes he hired a veteran litigation paralegal based in South Carolina to work on his team, based in West Virginia. No moves necessary.
The two also discussed how paralegals could distinguish themselves and become invaluable members of legal teams.
Marc Williams is the managing partner of the West Virginia office of Nelson Mullins.