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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20 May

Know It’s the Right Time to Leave the Law with Two Questions [TFLP231]

In today’s podcast, Sarah discusses how to know it’s the right time to leave the law. Many people listening are grappling with this question, and often, when they ask it, they are looking for an external answer. There is no external answer. You are the only person that can decide when the time is right. With summer approaching, Sarah was…

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13 May

How Law Firms Avoid All Responsibility for Toxic Environments with Kelcey Baker [TFLP230]

Today’s podcast episode features a returning guest, Kelcey Baker, talking to Sarah. There is a content warning because they are discussing a recent story about a junior Biglaw partner in the UK passing away during an acute mental health episode. They discuss mental health issues and suicide. The story is important because it highlights some of the issues seen within…

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6 May

Nothing is Worth Sacrificing Yourself – A Reminder for All Lawyers [TFLP229]

Today’s podcast episode is an important reminder every lawyer needs to hear. Sarah reminds listeners that nothing about your job is as important as you and your emotional, mental, and physical health. For lawyers, it’s easy to feel their value as human beings is basically in job performance.  It’s tough for lawyers to feel like they exist outside the lawyer…

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29 Apr

Why Entertainment Law Isn’t the Escape You Might Think with Jordan Nahmias [TFLP228]

Today’s podcast episode features a conversation between Sarah and Jordan Nahmias. Jordan used to practice law as an entertainment lawyer and is now a coach and strategist in Toronto, Canada. He talks about his experience and his path out of law. Many people consider exploring this area when thinking about leaving the law. Background on Jordan’s Entertainment Law Career Canada…

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22 Apr

How to Decide if Now is the Right Time to Leave Law [TFLP227]

In today’s podcast episode, Sarah addresses a question that many people start asking themselves when the economy is unstable: Is now really the right time to consider leaving the law? Layoffs and challenging circumstances can add an added layer of stress and concern when it comes to changing industries and leaving your job. Sarah shares some thoughts and advice about…

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