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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26 Feb

Empowering Change: Updates from the Legal Accountability Project with Aliza Shatzman [TFLP219]

Today’s podcast episode brings back a previous guest to update listeners. Aliza Shatzman previously appeared to talk with Sarah about The Legal Accountability Project. She co-founded this project based on a nightmare clerkship scenario she faced and wanted to help lawyers find recourse if they find themselves in this situation. She is sharing where things are today and the initiatives…

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19 Feb

How to Shift Professionally From Lawyer to Chief Marketing Officer with Ashley Carlisle [TFLP218]

After leaving law, former lawyers follow many career paths depending on their interests and skills. Today’s podcast episode features a conversation with Ashley Carlisle, the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of HyperDraft. If you are considering marketing as an option, this podcast has some great information for you. Childhood Dreams of Becoming a Lawyer Ashley grew up knowing that she wanted…

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12 Feb

Unraveling the Startling Parallels Between Narcissism in Family Units and Law Firms [TFLP217]

Narcissism is a word that is often associated with lawyers for many reasons. On today’s podcast episode, Sarah is chatting with Kelcey Baker about the fact that many lawyers have relationships with narcissists. Narcissism is a topic that more people are discussing now, and part of the reason is that there is more awareness and understanding of what it is….

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5 Feb

Validation: An Incredible Tool for Unhappy Lawyers with Kelcey Baker [TFLP216]

On today’s podcast episode, Sarah is chatting with her client, Kelcey Baker. Kelcey joined the Collab and participated in the Guided Track, so she has all kinds of wisdom and insight to share about her decision to become a lawyer and then her decision to stop practicing law.  From Paralegal to Lawyer – A Common Path Kelcey’s experience is what…

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29 Jan

What I Wish I Knew: One Simple and Essential Piece of Advice to Leave the Law [TFLP215]

The theme of today’s podcast episode is the idea that just because you can doesn’t mean you should. This simple piece of advice to leave the law was a central point to a recent keynote talk Sarah did at The Authentic Lawyer Summit, and it’s important for anyone leaving the law, but also lawyers who want to stay in law…

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22 Jan

The Challenges of Leaving Public Interest Law with Strawberry Nevill [TFLP214]

Today’s episode features Sarah’s conversation with Strawberry Nevill . After connecting through a mutual friend, Sarah invited Strawberry to come on to share their journey of leaving public interest law. This area of law has its own challenges and can be very hard to walk away from. Strawberry spent about 15 years in and around the legal field, including three…

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