Inevitably, the Covid-19 pandemic has changed how the world works, and these changes are most probably here to stay. The law industry, like many others, is also changing and expanding the way it operates, prompting platforms like Calling a Lawyer to emerge as excellent options for lawyers.
Here are five ways how Coronavirus has created opportunities for lawyers:
1. A new work culture
With the creation of new workplace dynamics, law firm hierarchies will probably be more flexible, with a focus on building client-customer relations, emotional intelligence, and the ability to flex and adapt to the many technological changes that will come while firms explore several platforms to meet the new demands of their clients.
Hopefully, firms will endorse flexible working arrangements for a work/life balance rarely seen in the industry before.
2. Technology: Lawyers with digital and technological expertise will have an advantage over those who don’t. Adapting to tech innovations will be crucial. They will also need to overcome potential challenges for firms in particular areas such as maintaining their brand profile and finding new ways to attract clients and build relationships without using traditional networking strategies.
3. Economy related work: As the economy has taken an important hit, the disruption will most likely force legal teams to re-negotiate contracts, refinance debts and deal with contractual breaches.
4. Family law: As a consequence of lockdowns, divorce rates have been increasing throughout the world, turning in many new cases and clients.
5. The “New” Law: Many licensed attorneys will handle numerous functions and be engaged in a mix of practice and business. Their legal knowledge will be melded with other competencies, leveraging maximum benefit. Legal professionals could delve into crisis, project or risk management, legal process designing, data analysing, coding, entrepreneurship, among other things.
6. Certain areas of law will boom: areas of law that may see growth are legal tech with a new need to have digital solutions, litigation, with plenty of companies in disputes with customers over cancellations and delays, insolvency with the inevitable economic drop, mental health law and family law.
However the pandemic has affected the law sector, Calling a Lawyer has a way to support your business, prompting it to adapt and not only survive, but thrive in the new world.