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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10 Oct

It’s Not As Unusual As You Might Think to Leave the Law After 20 Years [TFLP158]

In this episode, Sarah shares something she has observed in her clients who have worked in the law for a long time. Many of these lawyers fear being the only ones ready to leave the law after 20 years. Today, you’re going to learn why that couldn’t be further from the truth and how the Former Lawyer Collaborative can help…

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3 Oct

From Biglaw Partner to Success Coach for Lawyers with Heather Moulder [TFLP157]

For this episode of the Former Lawyer Podcast, Sarah chatted with Heather Moulder. Heather worked in Biglaw and even made partners. But in the end, she left to inspire and impact people as a success coach for lawyers.  In this conversation, you’ll learn about Heather’s career in Biglaw and how she discovered coaching. You’ll also get to read how a…

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26 Sep

Normalize Grieving Your Legal Career Even When You’re Happy About It [TFLP156]

Today, we’re going to talk about something that comes up for almost anyone who decides to leave the law to do something else, especially those who started in Biglaw. That is the experience of grieving your legal career. Now, that may sound sad, but don’t worry. This article won’t be super heavy. But it’s something we need to speak about…

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19 Sep

Leaving Biglaw To Become an Author and Writing Coach With Mary Adkins [TFLP155]

In today’s post, you’ll read about Mary Adkins, who followed her dream of leaving Biglaw to become an author. As you’ll read, Mary knew the law wasn’t for her by the second day. Mary has published three novels: When You Read This, Privilege, and Palm Beach with HarperCollins.  And she works as a writer’s coach to help other aspiring others. …

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12 Sep

Career Advice Lawyers Should Avoid: Do What You Love, You’ll Never Work A Day [TFLP154]

In the latest episode of the Former Lawyer Podcast, Sarah tackles the reality of a standard piece of career advice for lawyers and not just to lawyers but to many people who are thinking about what they want as a career.  This particular piece of advice is generally garbage advice for lawyers. The advice in question is, “do what you…

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