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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16 Jan

1 Year After Leaving the Law: Looking Back with Collab Member Jamie Spannhake [TFLP167]

This episode is a follow-up to Sarah’s previous conversation with Jamie Spannhake. Jamie is a Former Lawyer Collaborative member who left the law in October 2021 after 17 years of practice. In this episode, Jamie talks about what she’s done over the last 12 months since leaving the law and some of the lessons that she has continued to learn….

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9 Jan

How The Guided Track Supported Marquel Stuedemann in Transitioning from Lawyer to Trust Officer [TFLP166]

This episode features Marquel Stuedemann, who joined the Former Lawyer Collaborative in the Fall 2021 cohort of Guided Track in hopes of transitining from lawyer to trust officer. Marquel discusses her experiences before and after joining The Collaborative. In this episode, you will see what being in The Collaborative looks like and how the support can help you leave the…

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2 Jan

Happy New Year, It’s Client Month at Former Lawyer! [TFLP165]

In this episode, Sarah discusses starting 2023 with a new podcast series that features previous clients in the Former Lawyer Collaborative. People who listen to the new series will hear the inspiring stories of former lawyers who quit their soul-sucking jobs by following Sarah’s tried-and-true advice and strategies. These former lawyers are now in careers they love and are enjoying…

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21 Nov

Leaving Private Practice Behind for a Career in Tech as a Data Scientist [TFLP163]

This episode features Greg Jacobs, who has successfully transitioned from the law into the technology industry as a data scientist, leaving private practice after 14 years.  In this conversation, Sarah talks to Greg about the approach he used to move into a job that many lawyers are potentially thinking about without fully returning to school. You should listen to this…

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14 Nov

How to Work Through Conflicting Emotions as You Transition Out of the Law [TFLP162]

In this episode, Sarah talks about lawyers and former lawyers feeling conflicted about transitioning out of law for fear of missing out or underachieving in their new field. These lawyers think that those who are practicing are more “successful.” Here, you will learn how to overcome the fear of failing and how joining the Former Lawyer Collaborative can help you…

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