Over the past year, the legal industry has increasingly migrated to the metaverse – an immersive virtual reality world where people can interact with one another and businesses through the use of three-dimensional avatars.
Forward-thinking law firms are purchasing land in metaverse worlds, such as Decentraland or The Sandbox, and building office spaces within the metaverse to attract clients, increase profits, and keep abreast of evolving legal trends. Operating in the metaverse also provides firms with global access to entrepreneurial start-ups and technology clients flocking to the virtual space.
The COVID-19 pandemic sparked a monumental shift in how businesses, governments, and educational institutions operate. Worldwide lockdowns forced nearly every industry other than healthcare into developing methods for employees to work remotely from home on digital and virtual reality platforms. Industries flocked to the metaverse at staggering rates, setting up virtual offices instantly connecting employees, clients, and customers anywhere in the world. Following the pandemic, many industries continued to utilize remote and virtual operations, recognizing the benefits of a hybrid work model on production and accessibility.
Virtual offices are changing the way law firms interact with clients as well. The hybrid work model and instant accessibility of the metaverse is allowing lawyers to rethink the way they operate on a functional level. Rather than congregating in an impersonal conference room or meeting digitally through Zoom, meetings among teams and clients in the metaverse are proving to be more efficient, collaborative, and enhance clients’ experiences.
Law firms operating metaverse offices are also entering the cryptocurrency and blockchain realms, as more clients prefer the form of payment for legal services. The United States-based Steptoe & Johnson, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, and Perkins Coie firms all recently announced accepting cryptocurrency payments, such as bitcoin. In early 2022, the Gunnercooke firm became the first in the United Kingdom to accept bitcoin and Ehtereum payments.
Accepting cryptocurrencies provides entrepreneurs and small businesses with digital start-up funding increased access to attorneys for vital legal advice they were previously unable to pay.
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