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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6 Sep

Leaving Law School and Choosing An Alternative Career With Tarzan Kay [TFLP 106]

Tarzan Kay is a copywriter that also teaches other people how to write better copy, specifically for emails. I asked Tarzan to join me on the Former Lawyer Podcast after I listened to an interview with her on another podcast. In that interview, she spoke about leaving law school during her third year. Her story is unique in terms of…

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30 Aug

The Simple Five-Step Framework to Identify an Alternative Career that You Actually Like (TFLP 105)

This series is available for a limited time, until September 8th, partially in celebration of the starting of the first Guided Track in the Collaborative on September 9th.  If you want to get this secret pop-up podcast and learn more about this 5-step framework, just head to and put in your name and email. I definitely recommend that you…

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16 Aug

Finding A Post-Legal Career in Legal Tech With Maya Markovich [TFLP 103]

Maya Markovich is the Chief Growth Officer at Nextlaw Labs, an innovation company in the legal tech industry. Maya pioneered her way to this position after her jump from practicing law. Her passion to create influential change was her driving force, and with that, Maya found a post-legal career that she’s extremely talented at, and most importantly, that she is…

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9 Aug

What Transitioning Out Of The Law Looks Like With Collaborative Member Jamie (TFLP 102)

We recently started a new series of episodes where I will be interviewing some members of The Collaborative to hear their stories and experience with the membership. In this episode, we are joined by Jamie, who is transitioning out of law and intends to leave by the end of the year. As always, my goal with the podcast and membership…

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