As a brown haze shrouded Southern California on Tuesday, law firms in San Diego's Carmel Valley region were shuttered, and more and more local attorneys and staff members were forced to leave their homes. At least two partners have lost their homes, and some law firms estimated that between a third and a half of their local attorneys and staffers had been displaced. Said one managing partner, "We don't even know the human impact yet. There's been 500,000 evacuated, and that includes a lot of our people."
Calif. Wildfires Drive Lawyers From Homes, Offices
October 24, 2007