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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13 Jan

023 Ami Watkin: Left Corporate Law For The Integrated Hustle

In Episode 023 of The Former Lawyer Podcast, Sarah talks with Ami Watkin. Ami is a self-described “recovering corporate attorney,” and the co-founder of Integrated Hustle, a career and business coaching firm. In this conversation, Ami shares about: Deciding to go to law school in the aftermath of the financial crash of 2008; Making the choice to go to law…

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6 Jan

From Federal Public Defender to Post Legal Career In Photography and Travel Journalism with Sivani Babu [TFLP022]

From Federal Public Defender to Post Legal Career In Photography and Travel Journalism with Sivani Babu This week I’m sharing my conversation with Sivani Babu. Sivani worked as a federal public defender before switching careers and pursuing her hobby as a post-legal career.  She is now an award-winning nature photographer, travel journalist, and co-founder/creative director of the cross-genre travel magazine…

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30 Dec

From “Hating Every Second” of Working in Law to Legal Educator for Entrepreneurs with Sam Vander Wielen [TFLP021]

This week on the blog, you’ll read about Sam Vander Wielen. Sam is a former lawyer who works as a legal educator for entrepreneurs. Sam spent her entire time working in law hating every second.  During their conversation, Sarah and Sam spoke about a group of important issues like the lawyer identity issue, the abusive culture of Biglaw firms, and…

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23 Dec

From Working In Biglaw To Teaching Yoga And Meditation With Catherine Zack [TFLP020]

This week, I’m talking all about my conversation with Catherine Zack. Catherine worked in Biglaw in D.C. In this episode she’s sharing more about leaving a legal career to teach yoga and meditation.  Now, she does workshops, teaches classes, and has an online program at The Daily Vinyasa. She’s even gone back to her old firm to teach! I’m so…

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16 Dec

The Generational Mindset Gap Around Career Changes with Morgan Hall [TFLP019]

On the latest episode of the Former Lawyer Podcast, I got to talk to Morgan Hall, a former lawyer, and sales executive at Twilio. We had a deep conversation about her experience working as a lawyer, navigating the general mindset gap around career changes as she made transitions, and how she ended up leaving the law altogether to work in…

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9 Dec

018 Marissa Geannette: From Biglaw to The Unbillable Life

In Episode 018 of The Former Lawyer Podcast, Sarah talks with Marissa Geannette. Marissa walked away from a successful biglaw career after nearly eight years, and now works as a freelance writer and blogs on her site, The Unbillable Life. In this conversation, Marissa shares about: Why she started blogging after leaving biglaw, but kept the blog anonymous at first;…

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