tarp wrote:I'm still waiting to get admitted, and working doing what I did before law school right now, which pays the bills. Also doing legal research and writing on a contract basis. I set up my office for under $1000 in furniture and equipment, and I pay $300 a month for rent (single office). Will be practicing immigration law which is in high demand in this area. I am sure the first 6 months to a year will be tough getting established but I am spending all my time networking right now, and will be doing advertising and community outreach. Hanging a shingle is not for everyone but if you have some business sense and are good at selling yourself, you can make it work.
Law school teaches you nothing about being a practicing lawyer. Hanging a shingle with no experience, connections, or start up capital is a recipe for disaster for nearly everyone. Come back in a year when you're still in business and maybe you can talk.
There's a lot of solo and small firm guys out there and they aren't starving. There's definitely room for a few more good lawyers out there.
The fact that you believe this in the face of such overwhelming evidence to the contrary
just demonstrates how woefully uninformed you are. I'm not trying to be mean, but it's very obvious you have no idea what you're talking about.