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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17 Apr

How to Become an Organizational Ombuds with Dina Lynch Eisenberg [TFLP179]

In today’s podcast, Sarah is interviewing Dina Lynch Eisenberg, organizational ombuds with an interesting journey through her career. As a former lawyer, she understands the struggles of that profession and has found a way to utilize her skills to build a business. The conversation covers the different paths she took after leaving the law. Plus, she dives into exactly what…

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3 Apr

Holding Onto Your Passion: The Journey from Law School to Acting with Ruth Kaufman [TFLP177]

On today’s podcast, Sarah talks to Ruth Kaufman, a voice-over and on-camera actor who is also a former lawyer. Law school was never an option that Ruth felt drawn to, but with pressures from her parents, she earned her degree. Her career path has woven in and out of the law, but she’s now a working actor who has done…

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27 Mar

How to Take A Mental Health Leave of Absence From Your Law Firm with Megan Nogasky [TFLP176]

Sarah spoke with last week’s guest, Megan Nogasky, again on this week’s podcast to dive deeper into the idea of taking mental health breaks. They chatted about the importance of listening to the signs, how to take the first steps, and some of the common challenges lawyers have in taking a mental health break. If you missed last week’s episode,…

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20 Mar

Finding Freedom in Mental Health After Leaving Law with Megan Nogasky [TFLP175]

In today’s podcast episode, Sarah talks to Megan Nogasky, her former law school classmate. Megan is another former lawyer who returned to school to get into mental health after leaving law. Megan shares some great advice and gives listeners her story about discovering that being a lawyer wasn’t for her anymore and how she made the transition.  A Combination of…

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13 Mar

How an ADHD Diagnosis Changed a Career Path with Lauren Ascher [TFLP174]

On the Former Lawyer Podcast, Sarah is chatting with Lauren Ascher about how an ADHD diagnosis changed a career, prompting her to make the career change from law to mental health work. After ten years as a lawyer, Lauren is back in school, getting her master’s in mental health counseling. She is also working as an ADHD executive function coach….

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