BOSTON—Moving to a new law firm is never easy, and the COVID-19 pandemic has further complicated an already challenging professional transition. Still, attorneys such as Womble Bond Dickinson’s Tim Hiebert are finding ways to adapt and thrive, even when they have to meet their new colleagues on a Zoom call.

Managing IP recently profiled Hiebert and four other attorneys who have moved to new firms during the pandemic period. Hiebert, a trademark attorney, joined the firm’s Boston office in May. He has 30 years of experience guiding clients through trademark searches as well as prosecuting domestic and foreign trademark applications.

Hiebert tells Managing IP that the Boston team meets regularly via video, not just to discuss ongoing work, but also their lives outside of the office. This has helped provide some normalcy, he said, particularly since typical informal office conversations have been disrupted.

He also noted that the firm already has video tutorials for new hires on a range of subjects, which made it easier for him to get started at the new firm.

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