In May 2020, lawyer and author David Lat was starting his recovery from a life-threatening bout with COVID-19. A little over a year later, Lat, founder of Above the Law, decided to leave his job as a legal recruiter, go back to writing full time, and leave New York City for the New Jersey suburbs with his husband and their 3-year-old son. The COVID-19 pandemic influenced those changes.
This was partially because he moved in with his parents for a bit during his recovery and saw that the suburbs weren’t that bad.
Also, he thinks remote working for lawyers is here for the foreseeable future, so the commute time to the Big Apple isn’t really an issue anymore. That’s just one of the many significant changes that he sees the pandemic bringing to the legal profession.