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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22 Nov

From Lawyer to Therapist: Therapy As A Post-Legal Career With Kara Hardin [TFLP 115]

Kara Hardin is a therapist and used to be a corporate and securities lawyer. In the latest episode of the podcast, I talked to Kara about her journey to becoming a lawyer and how she came to leave the law and choose therapy as a post-legal career.  The path for her to become a therapist is a little bit unique….

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8 Nov

Pursuing Mental Health After Leaving The Legal Profession with Lauren Tetenbaum [TFLP 114]

This week, I’m sharing my conversation with Lauren Tetenbaum. Lauren is, of course, a former lawyer, and now, practicing therapist, licensed as a social worker that specializes in providing mental health services and advocacy related to maternal wellness. She’s joining me to share her journey pursuing mental health after leaving the legal profession. What’s interesting about Lauren’s story is that…

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18 Oct

Authority Without Responsibility: The Toxic Work Environment Of Biglaw Firms [TFLP 112]

It’s time to talk about a part of Biglaw that truly exemplifies what is so problematic with the structure of the legal system and how it creates the toxic work environment of Biglaw firms. Speaking from my own experience, one of the most maddening things about a Biglaw work environment and being a Biglaw associate is that no one is…

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11 Oct

Making The Move To A Non-Legal Career With Nhu-Y Le [TFLP 111]

On the latest episode of the Former Lawyer Podcast, I spoke with Nhu-Y Le, Vice President of Client Services at Legalpad. Legalpad is a business immigration company that helps startups immigrate their founders and other talent to the United States about her move to a non-legal career. Before her present non-legal career, she was laser-focused on becoming a practicing lawyer….

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4 Oct

The Cost Of Career Coaching For Lawyers with Annie Little [TFLP 110]

Annie Little is an ICF-certified career coach and a former lawyer. Her company is called JD Nation, which was founded in 2012. In 2013, Annie left her position in real estate finance. Since then, she’s been offering career coaching for lawyers, helping former lawyers land and succeed in their ideal jobs. On the latest episode of the Former Lawyer Podcast,…

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