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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31 May

Pursuing Your Dreams Without Giving Your Loved Ones a Heart Attack with Nnamdi Nwaezeapu (TFLP 092)

Pursuing your dreams can be difficult for all lawyers, but especially for first-generation immigrants. Nnamdi Nwaezeapu is a law school student, entrepreneur, and author of Doctor, Lawyer, Engineer: How to Pursue Your Dreams Without Giving Your Parents A Heart Attack.  In this episode, Nnamdi shares how his experience as a first-generation student shaped his decision to pursue his entrepreneurial interests…

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17 May

Charting Your Own Path Outside of Biglaw with Jennifer Park [TFLP 090]

Jennifer Park decided to chart her own path outside of Biglaw after law school, working for a legal tech company instead.  On this episode, Jennifer shares why she decided this path was right for her, how she made the tough decision despite external pressure, and how you can get into legal tech or another booming industry with the skills you…

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3 May

Designing Your Life and Human-Centered Design in Law with Katherine Porter [TFLP 088]

Katherine Porter is a former lawyer turned consultant at her firm The Resource Woman, who now helps law firms cultivate a culture that attracts people and invites them to actually want to stay.  On this episode of the podcast, Katherine shares how the idea of Designing Your Life and human-centered design changed her career trajectory and is now changing the…

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26 Apr

Stigma-Free Grief Recovery For Lawyers With Heather Horton [TFLP 087]

Heather Horton is a lawyer by training who now operates her own grief recovery company, The H-Squared Group, LLC.  On this episode of the podcast, Heather Shares how she moved from accounting to law and now into her current role advocating for and teaching stigma-free grief recovery for lawyers and non-lawyers alike.   Heather’s Path To Grief Recovery For Lawyers Heather…

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