Monday, August 10, 2015

You Too Can Pay $100,000+ for a Degree You Will Use for Three Years!

This is a serious question, but I wonder what goes through the mind of people that pay for a law degree, sit for the bar, and then decide after three years that they're going to open an Etsy store and sell shabby chic wall decorations.

I know that some people do that out of necessity because they made $3 as an attorney after deducting the expense of having a research data base, ProDoc, business cards, attending CLE, paying bar dues, and having an office space.  Heck, many might make more money by putting boxes of AMWAY and Scentsy for sale in the lobby.


  1. Probably: "This field sucks and I'll be damned if I spend the rest of my life working doc review"

  2. It speaks volumes that people who are practicing law - and have spent 3 years and incurred an additional $120K+ in non-dischargeable debt, in the process - willingly choose to leave it behind after 2-5 years. Then again, you have morons who refuse to accept reality and they "practice law" on the side of their real job. I personally know one such idiot. He said that he typically earns $2,000 to $3,000 per year. When I pointed out that after bar dues and CLE fees, he is likely only breaking even, he said "No, I probably make $500 or $1,000 after those are counted."

  3. I have been out 25 years and it all went to shit in '08 when all of a sudden my appointed work completely dried up and a crush of new attorneys came on line. I then applied for a full time 32K govt job and was REJECTED! Apparently, according to the secretary, they were deluged with applications from veteran attorneys with more experience than me and newbies. The boss just ended up hiring another solo (his buddy) part time.