« on: October 23, 2010, 07:00:48 AM »
Finally! Another experienced attorney weighs in. Morten has never been one to blow sunshine here. That said, he makes an extremely valid point to all of the naysayers. There are indeed niches out there. Thane Messinger also has consistently dispensed cautionary, yet encouraging advice.
I still think that some of you here just do not understand some of the motivations of nontrads. Many older folks have been keenly interested in the law for quite a few years. For some of us that means longer than you have been alive. I personally shouldered the responsibilities of federal service, raising a family and putting my children (close to your ages) through college. The result was that I put my own dreams on hold.
The idea of a bucket list may be foreign to you. I can assure you that one thing that an intelligent, motivated and mature person does not want is regret. I have met far too many people who have looked at their lives and said, "coulda, shoulda, woulda."
News bulletin for some of you sharp young turks: Not every non-trad is an irrational idiot. Your posts, at times, have been downright patronizing and offensive. Please try to be a bit more courteous. That courtesy is a sure sign of professionalism.