On March 16, the Daily Business Review reported that Florida law firms are eager to return to the office, in particular because they see in-person associate mentorship as a top priority.
The publication interviewed several law firm leaders, including Bowman Brown, Chairman of Shutts & Bowen’s Executive Committee and Co-Chair of the firm’s Financial Services Practice Group.
Bowman discussed how associate development will be a motivating factor for partners at the firm to return to the office.
“There will absolutely be an advantage to being in the office with regard to associate development,” he said. “It’s much easier for an associate to get good mentoring when the associate is accessible. There’s so much more interaction; it’s easier to walk down the hall and talk to someone than to think about calling them at home and them calling you back with questions.”
While there have been benefits to remote work and a virtual environment, like easier access to clients for younger attorneys, most leaders said junior associates are itching to get back to the office and absorb the law firm culture they’ve been denied over the past year.
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About Bowman Brown
Bowman Brown is the Chairman of the Shutts & Bowen Executive Committee and Co-Chair of the Financial Services Industry practice group. His practice focuses on the financial services industry and insurance regulatory matters. Bowman has served as Chairman of The Florida Bank Banking Law & Credit Regulation Committee and as General Counsel and member of the Executive Committee of the Florida International Bankers Association, Inc. Bowman has served two three-year terms as a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York Banking Law Committee and as a Trustee of the Pan American Development Foundation, a Washington, D.C.-based affiliate of the Organization of the American States.