This is a good web site, but I get a little stressed reading it. I need to cut back, I think. Congrats on finishing/getting your undergrad drgrees.
I am an older student (39) going to law school this fall. It can be done. My advice is:
1) take a class to prepare for the LSAT (I took Testmasters). My mistake was that I took the class and then took the 10/04 LSAT and I bombed. I think I over-prepared and was too nervous. I don't usually don't get spun up about stuff but everyone was treating the test as a life or death situation. Anyway - I should have waited. I re-took the LSAT in 12/04 and my score went up 11 points from October. So: prepare for the LSAT, don't over-prepare and only take it once!
2) Also - try to apply early in the cycle (Oct./Nov.) that was my plan until I had to re-do the LSAT. But all my apps were done by 1/15.
3) Finally - get started early with LSAC. It takes forever to get the transcripts and Letters of Recommendation processed by LSAC, and you want everything in order so the schools you apply to can get a conplete packet.