EnRsmom, it sounds like I have a job very similar to the one you left. I am in corporate litigation at a large firm and pretty much handcuffed to my blackberry 24/7.
To those who think that being a lawyer provides autonomy, yes and no. As a lawyer your work is completely client driven, and you may have a choice in when to complete it, but with client and court deadlines, and only 24 hours in each day, that autonomy doesn't feel like a pro of the job, it feels like a definite con.
Thanks for all of the replies. It definitely gives me something to think about.
And yes, ProgressiveThinking, the way the legal market is right now, I would not reccommend going to anything less than a Tier 1 school. Even so, those who graduate at the bottom of their class will find it difficult to find a decent paying job.