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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27 Jul

Is quitting law without another job lined up a bad idea? with Andrea Yang (TFLP 050)

When you’re super miserable in your job as a lawyer (been there!), you often find yourself wondering: can I just quit? Is quitting law without another job lined up a bad idea? Some jobs really just are that bad. It’s not uncommon to find yourself in a place where continuing to work as a lawyer is just too awful for…

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20 Jul

Leaving Law When It’s Your Second Career with Mary Eberle (TFLP 049)

What happens when you chose to go to law school after having a career in another field, and then you find yourself hating legal practice? The pressure to stick with the law when it’s your second career is immense. If you’re asking yourself, “Law is my second career—can I still leave?,” this week’s episode with Mary Eberle is for you….

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6 Jul

Feeling Stuck In Law Even Without Student Loans with Lauren Bernadett [TFLP 047]

This episodes’s podcast guest, Lauren Bernadett, is sharing how she managed to negotiate a full-ride to law school—and still found herself feeling stuck in law when she wanted to make a change in her career. No student loans, no getting stuck? Lauren spent a lot of time negotiating a full-ride scholarship to law school so that she wouldn’t find herself…

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22 Jun

The Sunk Costs Fallacy (TFLP 045)

The sunk costs fallacy is one of the biggest obstacles unhappy lawyers face when they start to consider leaving the law. Have you ever thought, “If I leave my job/the law, I’ll be wasting all the time and money I spent becoming a lawyer!” Of course you have, because literally every lawyer thinks this at some point (or daily)! It…

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