yo! wrote:It's certainly not ideal. But if my choices were to become a paralegal/full time doc reviewer or attempt to start a solo practice, I'd chose the solo practice 10 times out of 10. The likelihood of paying off the debt off is low with those jobs anyway, and hell, at least with the solo practice I could say that I tried.
This. I don't see the harm in giving it a go if you're already in this situation. I don't even see where all the astronomic costs come from that people purport. For most low level legal work you can advertise online, papers, and even road signs, none of which are very expensive. You can operate from home in the beginning... The most expensive thing I can imagine is legal fees, but even then, its not like it would be a 100k+ endeavor to get started, more like around the $4-20k range.