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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9 May

How Kevin Ha Side Hustled His Way Out Of The Legal Profession [TFLP136]

On the latest episode of the Former Lawyer Podcast, I had a wonderful conversation with Kevin Ha. Kevin has a unique story compared to my other guests because he side hustled his way out of the legal profession and into a full-time blogger. I’m excited for you to hear this conversation about how he went from Biglaw to the government…

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2 May

If You’re Not Suffering In The Law, You’re Not Working Hard Enough [TFLP135]

This week, I want to talk about an issue that I see come up so often for lawyers. What we’re going to talk about today is the mindset of “if you’re not suffering in the law, you’re not working hard enough.” It’s particularly prevalent in really toxic work environments or workplaces, where being consistently overworked is normalized.  Want to learn…

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25 Apr

Falling Out Of Love With The Law With Julie Lythcott-Haims [TFLP134]

This week, I’m sharing my conversation with Julie Lythcott-Haims. I first heard Julie share her story on a podcast called The Anxious Achiever Podcast. After listening, I immediately asked her to come onto The Former Lawyer Podcast and share her story. Julie started her legal career in Biglaw, then she went in-house. But after falling out of love with the…

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11 Apr

Finding Your Strengths Using CliftonStrengths Assessment With Vanessa Kuljis [TFLP132]

Today, I’m sharing my conversation with Vanessa Kuljis. Vanessa and I overlapped at the same law school, though we didn’t meet each other while we were there. I connected with Vanessa while looking for someone to come into the Collab and help my clients specifically with the CliftonStrengths assessment.  CliftonStrengths is an assessment that helps you evaluate your natural talents…

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