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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24 Feb

From Environmental Lobbyist to Starting a Pastry Business with Amy DuVall [TFLP029]

Before going to study pastry arts and opening her pastry business, Amy Duvall worked as a lawyer and later as an environmental lobbyist in Washington, DC for 20 years.  In March 2018, she left that behind to study pastry arts and start her pastry business.  Amy talks about her time working as a lawyer in both traditional and nontraditional ways…

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10 Feb

Finding an Influential Career in Coaching After Being Let Down by Biglaw with Erin Conlon [TFLP027]

Welcome back to Former Lawyer! This week, you’ll learn about Erin Conlin, who had a job practicing law for almost 15 years before finding a much more influential career in coaching.  Erin graduated from law school and landed her dream job, only to get laid off because of the recession in the late 2000s. Then, she spent almost a decade…

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3 Feb

Battling Depression To Become Legally Bold with Toya Gavin [TFLP026]

This week, I’m talking about my conversation with Toya Gavin. Toya practiced law for over 10 years, eventually opening her own practice before finding herself battling depression and ultimately leaving the legal field.  Now, she’s a coach who helps women who are dissatisfied in their careers or are trying to transform their side hustles into full-time careers. When Toya contacted…

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