« on: January 05, 2014, 11:07:49 AM »
If you are willing to take the cases other attorney's spurn and learn as you earn, DL is for you. Workers Comp, Disability, Immigration and contract PD can all be entered with no or minimum experience provided one gets additional training first. Check what fields are needed in the locality you plan to practice in by asking attorneys what sort of cases they reject. You don't even need much of an office anymore and California does not require malpractice insurance - so barriers to solo practice are non existent. If solo practice seems too daunting; I'd rethink the DL option. In theory any law firm can hire you but they won't unless they are your uncle and you will be frozen out of most government jobs because they usually require a ABA or California accredited degree. All online degrees are viewed suspiciously by employers and will contune to be so for many years to come.