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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4 Oct

Why Alex Davis Left Practicing Law To Do Content Marketing For Lawyers (And How An Enneagram Test Helped) [TFLP008]

This week, you’ll be reading about Alex Davis, who quickly realized that practicing law was not a good fit for her personality. She only practiced for a couple of years before leaving the law to do content marketing for lawyers.  In their discussion, Sarah and Alex touched on a few different topics. Aside from Alex’s journey out of the law,…

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23 Sep

007 Stacy Mikulik

On today’s show, Sarah talks with Stacy Mikulik. Stacy is a former lawyer who is now a jewelry designer and the owner of grace + hudson jewelry.  In this conversation, Stacy shares: Check out grace + hudson, and connect with Stacy on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, or by email!  Take the guesswork out of your first steps to leaving the law…

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16 Sep

Leaving The Law For Coaching as an Ontological Coach with Matt Maxwell [TFLP006]

This week, we’re sharing Sarah’s conversation with former lawyer and founder of Hearthstone Coaching and Consulting, Matt Maxwell.  Matt and Sarah attended law school together and graduated in 2008. Matt has a lot of wisdom to share from his experience working in law and leaving the law for a career in coaching as an ontological coach.  In this blog, you’ll…

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9 Sep

From Biglaw to Director of The Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice with Heidi Mueller

In this episode, Sarah talks to Heidi Mueller, the director of the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice. They talk about Heidi’s experience working at a big law firm, transitioning from big law to the juvenile justice system, and her incredible work at the Juvenile Justice Department.  Lawyers who want to work in or advance in the juvenile justice system should…

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3 Sep

Flying Out The Gates Of A Legal Job For Horse Race Writing With Nicolle Neulist [TFLP004]

Recently Sarah sat down with Nicolle Neulist, who worked in the law before becoming a computer programmer turned horse racing writer.  Nicolle practiced law for about a year before being laid off. But surprisingly, this was a great moment. That moment opened many doors for Nicolle to put her legal job in the past.  While her post-legal journey was a…

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26 Aug

Putting Priorities First To Discover A Career Outside Of The Legal World with Alexis Michaud [TFLP003]

Alexis Michaud left the legal world after practicing for 18 years and is now building a real estate business. She made a few stops along the way to real estate, working in multiple combinations of legal and tech roles, before ultimately choosing her priorities first so that she could find a career that fit her life in a much better…

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