HI, I'm really sorry to hear about your struggles as a 1L, and even sorrier at some of the responses with which you were met the first time you posted.
Many of the Non-Trads on this board are Pre-Law as well; if you want to hit the most number of current students, go to the home page and click on Students and Graduates.
To address your problem, I think aerynn gave the most sound advice. H/she is a current student, I believe.
Also, I don't know if you would be willing to go out on a limb after graduation, but people who are not prime candidates for medium or BIGLAW or who are more independent-spirited have opened their own law offices immediately after passing the bar and have essentially become small business owners who set their own hours.
Obviously, there are trade-offs involved such as needing to work hard to network, hitting up your friends and family for potential client contacts (Hey, they were the ones who pressured you into law school
) and not making a lot of money immediately. However, from the lawyers I know who did this (and they all went to respectable but not highly ranked state schools), it can absolutely be done.
It is my understanding from these "hang-your-own-shingle" lawyers with whom I've been in contact that starting your own small firm is ideal for people without stellar grades or from little-known schools that many mid to big firms wouldn't look twice at. The only people who will affect your work will be your clients, and most small firm clients are low to middle income people who need help with traffic tickets, personal injury, immigration, etc. You would have a chance to start working with real people and helping them with their issues immediately.
Go to the students and grads board and look for posts by Susan Cartier Liebal, or go to her site: http://www.susancartierliebel.typepad.com/
She is a law professor at a school in the Midwest and is eager to help students start their own law firms. She seems really nice and I think will probably respond to you right away.
Best of luck to you and your family