We saw that remote work can work, but [people] still appreciate an in-office feel. When you’re on a big Zoom call, you can’t always see everyone in the squares [on your screen]. With the metaverse, you really feel like you’re in the same room with the other participants.
— Felipe Alexandre, founding principal attorney of Washington, D.C.-based AG Immigration, commenting on the boutique firm’s new metaverse office in AltspaceVR. “It’s exciting to be there at this stage of the game,” he told the American Lawyer. “It appeals to our clients, many of whom are engineers, tech workers, athletes or others with a professional background who can contribute to the U.S. economy.” The firm’s metaverse outpost will offer consultations and status updates as well as free lectures and workshops.
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