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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21 Nov

Leaving Private Practice Behind for a Career in Tech as a Data Scientist [TFLP163]

This episode features Greg Jacobs, who has successfully transitioned from the law into the technology industry as a data scientist, leaving private practice after 14 years.  In this conversation, Sarah talks to Greg about the approach he used to move into a job that many lawyers are potentially thinking about without fully returning to school. You should listen to this…

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14 Nov

How to Work Through Conflicting Emotions as You Transition Out of the Law [TFLP162]

In this episode, Sarah talks about lawyers and former lawyers feeling conflicted about transitioning out of law for fear of missing out or underachieving in their new field. These lawyers think that those who are practicing are more “successful.” Here, you will learn how to overcome the fear of failing and how joining the Former Lawyer Collaborative can help you…

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7 Nov

How to Avoid Coaching Scams and Find the Right Fit Coach for You [TFLP161]

First things first. You are totally justified in thinking coaching is a scam. Why is that? Because in the great big online world, there are a ton of “coaches” and coaching programs out there that are straight-up scams.  That certainly doesn’t mean that all coaching is a scam. However, many people who present themselves as coaches are not legit. They…

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31 Oct

Why Your Toxic Workplace Makes It Impossible To Figure Out What You Want To Do [TFLP160]

On the latest episode of the Former Lawyer Podcast, Sarah took a break from interviewing former lawyers to share something important for anyone in a toxic workplace. She talked about how being in a toxic workplace makes it harder to figure out what you want to do when you eventually move on.  Toxic workplaces trigger all sorts of responses from…

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24 Oct

How Laura Evans Left Environmental Law Days After a Terrible Anxiety Attack [TFLP159]

Laura Evans went to law school wanting to be an environmental lawyer. She focused on that all the way to actually practicing environmental law, which is pretty uncommon in the legal world. When she eventually left environmental law, she didn’t have a plan, but she did still have the passion to make a change for the environment. Now, she works as…

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