Well, the answer is you don’t need a degree for that. You can use your experience and knowledge of the law to get ahead. If you have 12 years of legal work experience with 4 different firms, this should definitely help in getting promoted to partner at one of those firms even if you haven’t finished school yet!
I hope this article helped demystify the whole “degree requirement for lawyers” thing for everyone who reads it. Of course there are many other factors that go into how good someone actually is as an attorney than just having completed law school but what I mentioned above seems like pretty common sense to me. Good luck on your journey towards becoming an awesome lawyer!