Thank you all for your responses and advice. If I had the option to attend an ABA school, I would do so in a heartbeat. The caveat I failed to mention is that I live in a fairly isolated area geographically and access to higher tiered schools is virtually impossible in my position. Moving to an area with an ABA law school is out of the question due to the demands of my work and committment to my family. As a social worker dealing primarily in the juvenile justice system, I work closely with local attorneys, some who are ABA graduates, but many who attended smaller, non-ABA, state accredited schools. There are even a few local attorneys who studied law under the supervision of an attorney.
The realization and understanding of the difficulty I may encounter in the future with my distance learning law degree is practical. However, I reasonably believe my established relationships with those in the legal community may be to my benefit. Given my personal circumstances, I am committed to completing this rigorous and highly self-disciplined approach to the study of law. I firmly believe it is possible, but not easy, to go forward and kick some serious ass out there.
Thanks again to you all who helped inspire some thought in my engagement of self-inventory.