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This You?

Sunday evening rolls around…

… and you feel literally sick with dread about your week full of obnoxious opposing counsel, thankless doc review or diligence, awful depositions, or stressful hearings and trials.

Your family and friends think you’re crazy for wanting to leave the law—or maybe you’re too afraid to even tell them that you don’t want to be a lawyer anymore because you’re afraid of how they will react.

You cry on the way to work because of the stress of dealing with difficult clients, toxic partners, and all of the minutiae of legal practice.

You wonder if changing careers is even a possibility for you.

The Truth:

There is nothing wrong with you
if you don’t want to be a lawyer anymore.

Leaving the law is possible, and I can help you do it.

Even if you’re thinking:

  • Isn’t leaving the law just throwing away all the time and money I spent getting a J.D.?
  • I’m not qualified for anything else.
  • I don’t have any transferable skills.
  • I have NO IDEA what I would do if I wasn’t a lawyer!

You can ditch your soul-sucking legal job and trade lawyering for a

Better Life.

Thinking about leaving the law?

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Sunday evenings aren’t filled with dread about the week to come.

You make career decisions from a place of confidence and ease.

You’ve ditched the anxiety and stress that you think is a normal part of working life.

It truly is possible. I can show you how.

Founder of Former Lawyer LLC, Sarah Cottrell.

I help lawyers who are considering leaving law explore alternative careers and identify the next right step for them.

I worked as a lawyer for 10 years, first as a Biglaw litigator (exited that as fast as I could!), then in legal publishing, and finally as an appellate court staff attorney.


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