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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2 Dec

017 Nicole Abboud: Gen Y Lawyer to Media Company Founder & Blogger

In Episode 017 of The Former Lawyer Podcast, Sarah talks with Nicole Abboud. Nicole first practiced family law, then fashion law, and along the way started the podcast The Gen Y Lawyer and founded Abboud Media, a modern strategy and consulting agency specializing in social media, podcast, and video marketing for lawyers and law firms. She recently pivoted and is…

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25 Nov

016 Goli Kalkhoran: Lawyer Turned Entrepreneur & Podcaster

In Episode 016 of The Former Lawyer Podcast, Sarah talks with Goli Kalkhoran, who quit law and started a portable photo booth company, Usie Booth. Goli also hosts the podcast Lessons from a Quitter, where she interviews inspiring people who have left traditional careers to start over and create a life they love. In this conversation, Goli shares about: Deciding…

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11 Nov

Jennifer Alvey: From Lawyer to Legal Publishing to Career Coach for Lawyers [TFLP 014]

This week I’m going to share with you my conversation with Jennifer Alvey. Jennifer worked as a lawyer for a number of years and then she left and was in legal publishing. About 10 years ago, she works now as a career coach for lawyers.  She has a lot of interesting stuff to share from her career journey and how…

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4 Nov

From Lawyer to Six-Figure Entrepreneur with Tasha Cochran [TFLP013]

Today, you’ll read about Sarah’s conversation with Tasha Cochran of One Big Happy Life. Tasha went from working as a lawyer to six-figure entrepreneur and running her own online business.  When her episode first aired, Tasha was only 6 weeks out from being a lawyer. She originally started on Youtube. But, she expanded her business and has become a six-figure…

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28 Oct

012 Tiffany Duong: Renewable Energy Lawyer to Environmental Advocate

In Episode 012 of The Former Lawyer Podcast, Sarah talks with Tiffany Duong. Tiffany practiced renewable energy project finance law for five years after law school, until she had an epiphany about her life on a dive boat in the Galapagos Islands. She now works as a climate and environmental advocate and conservation journalist and founded the media advocacy group…

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