I saw a few links to this article elsewhere, but here are some more options for you lawyers seeking to get the heck out. Here's an article in the New York Post that profiles people who left the rat race to do what they want to do. Among them is this profile of a former corporate attorney at Torys who quit her $200,000 a year gig to begin a jewellry business. That profile was written by Melissa Lafsky of Opinionistas fame, and of course she's very interested in stories about people who have the courage to chuck that horrible career path to do other things-- because she did it herself. She chucked being a lawyer to become a writer.
I thought I would link to it, because lots of people have linked to this story and it might be interesting to you law folks who are fed up and want to switch careers. I guess there are options available; problem is that a lot of them seem to involve starting your own business and that sort of thing.