With millions of Americans suddenly unemployed and law firms of all sizes cutting jobs and compensation, it was only a matter of time until the legal industry began to make disclosures to authorities.

Two New York law firms filed job-cutting notices last week, according to a list maintained by the state’s labor department. They are Scahill Law Group, an insurance defense firm on Long Island that reported 50 furloughs, and the Law Offices of Joseph A. Romano, a personal injury, disability and workers’ compensation firm in New York City that reported a “temporary plant closure” impacting 12 people.

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