Extract from Victoria Hudgins’s article “Remote Work Is Still King: E-Discovery Talent Jettisons From Inflexible Firms”
E-discovery is heating back up as more litigation and investigations kick off post-pandemic. But as law firms prepare for increased demand, some firms’ strict in-person or hybrid work requirements may be hurting their mid-level e-discovery talent recruitment.
“I’ve seen people quit jobs if they are being told to go back into the office,” said David Netzer, president of Legal Tech Talent Network, a consultancy for e-discovery, cybersecurity, litigation support and other legal tech needs. “It’s a strong job market, and if the [law firm] is not being flexible at least with a hybrid [arrangement], they’re definitely losing out on people.”
E-discovery professionals willing to jump from their law firms’ in-person requirements typically land in e-discovery vendors, consultancies or any employer providing flexible work arrangements, recruiters said.