Today comes the news that Mark Levy, a recently laid-off attorney at Kilpatrick Stockton, committed suicide in his office.

As we all blog and gossip about law firm layoffs, salary roll-backs and job deferments, we cannot lose sight that behind each number is a man or woman, a father, wife, daughter, son, parent. They

Law firms are cash operations. Like many of us in our personal lives, law firms exist month-to-month, or quarter-to-quarter. Live many of us, when times are tough, law firms rely on their credit lines to float the bills.

Just like many of us, law firms do not have a savings account for when times get