I already have a certificate in paralegal studies. It is from www.blackstone.edu
. That online school is DETC accredited. That certificate has made me eligible to sit for the National Association of Legal Assistants' Certified Legal Assistant exam. Once I pass the CLA exam, I will be eligible to apply for and become a Florida Registered Paralegal.
I have already sat for the First Year Law Students' Exam. I failed the test by 5 points. I don't have enough money to fly to California again right now. I don't have enough money to attend a real law school because I have a high student loan balance from the other three degrees I have. The government won't lend me anymore money even though I am making small payments. My major obstacle has been and continues to be enough money for law school; online or otherwise.
All I really care about, though, is legal research and writing. The only reason why I would have wanted to be an attorney was so that I could walk down the street and think: "I'm an ATTORNEY, guys!" I have a masters degree in social work. If I really wanted to help people, I would have stayed in that profession. Simply wanting to feel like you are better than anyone else is not a good reason to want to be an attorney. So, I am going to swallow my pride, and support other people who really care about helping other people.