Two major SF law firms have shut down:
You know the economy's bad when lawyers can't find work. On the other hand, like most professions, certain subgroups do well even when an overall industry doesn't. For example, bankruptcy lawyers, especially those who can handle Chapter 11s, will have plenty of work. Family lawyers probably aren't worrying too much, either. As for me, a labor and employment attorney, I'm not sure how everything will shake out, but I'm not overly concerned.