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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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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19 Aug

Quitting the Law to Practice Medicine with Maria Phillis [TFLP 002]

Welcome back to the Former Lawyer Blog, where we share inspirational stories about Former Lawyers and their journeys in leaving the law to find careers they love.  This week, I’m super excited to share my conversation with Maria Phillis about quitting the law to practice medicine. Fun fact: Maria and I went to law school together, and graduated back in…

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