I'm currently doing some work for my old firm. Oddly enough, this worked out pretty well for both myself and the firm. I was sort of surprised when Attorney 2 called and asked if I wanted some contract work, but the situation here explains it all.
Secretary 2 quit, the new clerk is off for the week, Attorney 5 is out having surgery and Attorney 6 got fired. That leaves Attorney 3 handing her cases, along with a collections practice which Attorney 6 turned into an unrecognizably disorganized mess. I couldn't have become unemployed at a better time.
I'm not very confident about my marketable skills but, if I do have one skill, it's that I'm compulsively organized about my work. Seriously, I do not fuck around about keeping everything organized and running smoothly and it seems like everyone started to realize this as soon as I left. So, I've been hired on for about a month just to get things organized again while they hire a new attorney.
Overall, it's not a bad situation. I have about a month of work, for which they're actually paying me pretty well, and I can use the computer here to send out my resume. Also, instead of being yelled at all day, every day, I'm actually around a group of people who I get along with. All in all, things could be a lot worse.