If you are unemployed, but need a lawyer to take your case court (if you were fired), then you will need to find one that will take your case on contingency. If you live in California, try looking for contingency attorneys in employment law in California.
The major thing you need to know is that if you want your lawyer of choice to work for you and get a settlement, you have to have a good and valid and provable case. They don’t run charities and will only take cases that have a good chance of winning and are based on a point of law of some worth. Again, living in California and searching for a good lawyer with experience in employment law with take some finesse on your part.