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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29 May

Career Happiness After Law: Lessons Learned from Andrew Sohn’s Pivots [TFLP185]

On the podcast today, Sarah is talking to Andrew Sohn, a podcast listener. He was practicing law when he began listening to the podcast and decided to transition to career services at a law school. It was interesting to hear many of the previous podcast themes come up in the conversation, so let’s dive in and learn more about Andrew’s…

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15 May

Feeling Your Feelings: How Self-Compassion Lead Raha Francis Away From Biglaw [TFLP183]

In today’s podcast, Sarah is chatting with Raha Francis. Raha graduated from Harvard Law and worked as a corporate intellectual property attorney before pivoting into a management consultant role at the Boston Consulting Group. During those years, she figured out how she wanted to spend her days and helps people today figure out how to create a career and life…

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1 May

Discovering the Art of Writing Romance with Former Lawyer Jayci Lee [TFLP181]

On today’s podcast, Sarah is chatting with Jayci Lee, a former lawyer who has become an author since leaving her job as a litigator. The conversation covers everything from the process of leaving law to the importance of caring for mental health. Sarah discovered Jayci after reading one of her books where the main character is a lawyer. One former…

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24 Apr

How the Hypervigilance in Law Causes Lawyers to Leave the Law with Ed Cottrell [TFLP180]

Sarah talked with Karen Gulde a few months ago as part of the former lawyers turned therapists month. Karen talked about her experience of hypervigilance in law as a lawyer, the experience of her nervous system being constantly activated, and how common that is for lawyers. Sarah’s husband, Ed, posted a reaction to that on LinkedIn and his experiences in…

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