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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16 Oct

Disclosing ADHD and Other Mental Health Issues to Your Firm [TFLP205]

Last week, Lauren Ascher was on the podcast to discuss accommodations for lawyers with ADHD. It’s a good segway into an important conversation about disclosing ADHD and other mental health issues to your law firm. It’s no secret that there is a high incidence rate among lawyers for anxiety, depression, panic disorders, and other issues.  In the United States, you…

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18 Sep

Moving from Law into Advocacy Work with Francesca Korbas [TFLP201]

In today’s podcast episode, Sarah is joined by Francesca Korbas. Francesca is the COO and a partner in the educational consultancy Vested Academics. Her story follows a unique path than many lawyers who decided to go to law school, and it provides a fascinating perspective on what it’s like to step away from law into advocacy work. A Drive to…

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11 Sep

Behind the Scenes of The Former Lawyer Podcast’s First 200 Episodes [TFLP200]

Today’s podcast marks a special milestone. It’s the 200th episode of The Former Lawyer Podcast. To celebrate, Sarah sat down with Stacey Harris of Uncommonly More, who Sarah works with to produce the podcast, to talk about how the podcast came to be and what it created. The Origins of the Former Lawyer Podcast The Former Lawyer podcast started before…

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