Do you hate working as a lawyer?

Do you hate working as a lawyer? Are you an unhappy lawyer who wants to leave the law, but isn’t sure what to do next? Do your family and friends think you’re crazy for wanting to leave the law, or are you too afraid to tell them you don’t want to be a lawyer? The Former Lawyer Podcast is for you! Each week, host Sarah Cottrell interviews a different former lawyer who has left the law behind. Hear inspiring stories about how these former lawyers are thriving and found their way to careers and lives they love.

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27 Nov

Former Lawyer Turned Professional Organizer with Heather Davies [TFLP211]

On today’s podcast episode, Sarah is chatting with Heather Davies, another former lawyer. Heather’s new career as a professional organizer is something that many listeners have messaged Sarah about, so they chat about her journey as a lawyer turned professional organizer. Inspired by Matlock as a Child Back when Heather was just eight years old, she made the decision to…

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13 Nov

You’re Not Lazy Because You Want to Leave Your Job [TFLP209]

Today’s episode covers a statement that Sarah often hears from lawyers who want to do something other than legal work. People say, “I’m not just lazy,” “I’m not lazy,” or “It’s not that I don’t want to work.” Only people who decide to become lawyers have this internal narrative that they are “lazy” if they don’t continue down this path….

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30 Oct

How Law Firms Are Failing Lawyers With ADHD with Annie Little [TFLP207]

Today’s episode features a conversation about how law firms are failing lawyers with ADHD with Annie Little. Annie has been on the podcast several times to discuss ADHD in lawyers. This conversation focused on one of the problems in the legal profession regarding how firms are accommodating lawyers with ADHD. It’s often treated like the person with ADHD is what…

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23 Oct

Does Being a Lawyer Lead to ADHD? Unpacking the Relationship with Annie Little [TFLP206]

In this episode of The Former Lawyer Podcast, Sarah Cottrell and Annie Little engaged in a candid conversation about ADHD and its prevalence among lawyers. They dive into an intriguing question that came in on social media after a previous ADHD conversation: Does being a lawyer give you ADHD?  The podcast revealed some compelling insights about ADHD in the legal…

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