« on: August 09, 2013, 03:29:10 PM »
JonLevy - Thank you for that advice. I have every intent to become an attorney. In fact, just a JD wouldn't "get me much" in my current job. I would say that I don't have plan to "practice law" by joining a firm or hanging my shingle, but I would like the fall back in case something were to happen with my current career.
I would agree with you that most attorney's would snub their noses at another attorney who attended an on-line school, but the attitude with my attorney peers at my current employer is that, if you can pass the bar, then you are good in my eyes. Yes, I understand the that an on-line degree doesn't provide much respect, but it is better than what I have now. I would say that if I only attended the JD program at a DL school and did not take the bar, the degree would provide me no additional clout, but I would plan on taking the CA bar and then apply/petition to take the bar in my home state.
I have learned life is about situations. I have a bachelor's and two master degrees from esteemed schools. If I could do over again, I might have chosen to attend a brick and mortar law school. Right now, I have to take the options that are in front of me. I am not quitting my job (can't afford to) and there are no ABA programs close to me. DL degree is about the only choice I have.