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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1 Mar

Leaving Law And Finding Joy In Home Organizing With Pia Thompson (TFLP 079)

Pia Thompson is a home organizer, joy-finder, and KonMari consultant in training. She practiced law for years even though it felt wrong to her. She would experience feelings of discomfort and would find herself crying in her office because she didn’t want to be doing the work she was doing. She had to hide and suppress parts of herself as…

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15 Feb

How Janelle Christian Went From Biglaw to Starting a Coaching Business [TFLP 077]

In this conversation, Janelle Christian talks to Sarah about being bored in the legal profession and building a side hustle as a lawyer. She talked about how some harmful lies told in the legal field hurt people and make lawyers feel bad about themselves. You should listen to this conversation to learn how to create lives of autonomy, happiness, freedom,…

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1 Feb

Natasha Alladina: Biglaw To Public Service, Recruiting, And Policy Work (TFLP 075)

Natasha Alladina started her legal career in Biglaw. But a few years in, she knew it was wrong for her, and so she decided to explore other options. Her path through jobs in public service, recruiting, and policy helped her figure out what she truly wanted to do—and how to figure out how to move towards what you want, versus…

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