Below is a great article about the rise of Virtual Law offices. With Skype, email, smart phones and cloud computing, more and more attorneys are working from home. The technology allows one attorney, as the article mentions, to live in Canada, but serve clients daily in Houston, TX.
While it is less than traditional, it may, over the next decade, become the norm (or at least far more common). Most law firms already allow attorneys to work remotely and connect to a centralized firm server. The next step? Eliminate the need to be in the office 60 hours a week.
Check it out: Technology eliminates commute, virtually.