Court specialists from The Murray and the Connarty stables have been given three months to find other berths under plans announced by the profession's governing body.
It comes after the wing of the Edinburgh-based Faculty made five Advocates' clerks redundant. They ensure the smooth running of the stables, but their roles are dependent on the level of business given to the court specialists they work for.
The latest developments come after a torrid few years for Scotland's legal profession, which has been hard hit as the financial crisis deprived them of valuable revenues from the property and banking sector.
The Murray Stable was formed by senior clerk Iain Murray in 1991, and the 13-year old Connarty stable was founded in 2000.
Faculty Services Limited, a non-profit-making company that provides administration services to the profession, said that they will remain open for as long as three months until the 54 advocates affected find another berth.
Gerry Moynihan, chairman of Faculty Services, said: "We have accepted five applications for voluntary redundancy and, as a result, we have taken a decision to close the Connarty and Murray stables, but that will not happen until all of the members of those stables - 22 in Connarty and 32 in Murray - are reallocated to other stables, a process which could take up to three months.
"In the meantime, each of these stables will continue to operate in an entirely normal manner and, therefore, solicitors wishing to contact individual advocates should continue to contact their existing clerks until further notice."
Mr Moynihan refused to go into detail as to the exact reasons for the decision on the redundancies, describing it as "general housekeeping".
He declined to say what savings would be made by the changes but said there no other cuts planned. Mr Moynihan added the two stables were chosen for closure due to Faculty Services receiving redundancy applications from those stables and because they are among the profession's smallest.
Faculty Services Limited handles the back office arrangements for Scotland's 460 advocates from providing the clerking system to collecting fees.
All members of the Faculty of Advocates have the option of subscribing to the company, but they can instead make their own arrangements.
One senior legal industry figure said: "I have never seen this before.
"You have to take it to be symptomatic of a lack of legal activity at the bar and rather symptomatic of the troubles in the Scottish legal market."
This year has already seen the collapse of well known law firm Ross Harper.
However, there have been widespread redundancies at a number of solicitors' firms.