What types of law do you want to practice?
I'm primarily interested in civil litigation. (In particular, I like appellate work, though that may be difficult to come by.) However, my dad is a CPA who refers a lot of legal work out, so I'll get some work that way, and I'll take whatever I can get when I start out (real estate, tax work, etc.).
General practice (Trusts & Estates, and Small stuff needed in the community) with a specialty in Real Estate, Business and Securities, and Tax. I won't take criminal law work (with exceptions)I already have a Real Estate Sales Practice. I also have committment from a R.E. Broker to send settlements and other issues my way. That why I'm prepared to go it alone right out of L.S.. I have bigger goals, so I need additional training and support. I also need to keep an eye open for associates.
Do you think you'll stick primarily to transactional work? Sounds like you've got things pretty worked out with your real estate sales practice. My impression has been that transactional work requires less training, and therefore is easier to get started if you go solo right away.