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 Apr

Finding an Empowering Path Back to Creative Work from Law with Lynley Ogilvie [TFLP224]

On today’s podcast episode, Sarah chats with Lynley Ogilvie about her career pivot. She found her way back to creative work after she left her job as a lawyer to become a landscape designer. The conversation was exciting, and her path was unique compared to other guests on the podcast. Lynley lives just outside of Washington, DC, and she has…

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18 Mar

Navigating Lawyering and New Career Paths with Chronic Health Conditions with Emily Whelden [TFLP222]

Today’s podcast episode focuses on what it’s like to work in law with chronic illnesses. Emily Whelden is a former lawyer who now works at Dixon Life Coaching. Most of her clients have ADHD and other chronic illnesses. She is chatting with Sarah about her experience after leaving the law to find a new character path with chorionic health conditions….

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4 Mar

Shifting from Lawyer to Professional Development and Legal Recruiting with Adriana Paris [TFLP220]

On today’s podcast, Sarah is chatting with Adriana Paris. Adriana stopped practicing law after ten years and moved into a new role at a law firm. She is the director of professional development and legal recruiting for a regional law firm with about 100 lawyers. In addition, she has a coaching business on the side where she helps lawyers with…

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26 Feb

Empowering Change: Updates from the Legal Accountability Project with Aliza Shatzman [TFLP219]

Today’s podcast episode brings back a previous guest to update listeners. Aliza Shatzman previously appeared to talk with Sarah about The Legal Accountability Project. She co-founded this project based on a nightmare clerkship scenario she faced and wanted to help lawyers find recourse if they find themselves in this situation. She is sharing where things are today and the initiatives…

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