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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14 Dec

Biglaw Associate Burnout In 2021: What I’m Seeing And Why It Matters (An Update) [TFLP 117]

Biglaw associate burnout has been a hot topic of conversation lately. As we wrap up the year, I’ve been thinking about what I’ve seen and experienced over this last year, and I wanted to return to a topic that we’ve talked about before and that I’ve also talked about some on the YouTube Channel. Today, I’ll be talking about the…

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6 Dec

Stop Telling Lawyers That Their Thoughts Cause Their Feelings | When Cognitive Behavioral Therapy For Lawyers Is Abused [TFLP 116]

Today, we’re going to be talking about a topic I feel very strongly about, cognitive behavioral therapy for lawyers. It’s also something that I’ve been seeing more and more in the legal profession. There is a school of thought that your thoughts cause your feelings. This idea is derived from a well-established and evidence-based type of therapy called cognitive-behavioral therapy….

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22 Nov

From Lawyer to Therapist: Therapy As A Post-Legal Career With Kara Hardin [TFLP 115]

Kara Hardin is a therapist and used to be a corporate and securities lawyer. In the latest episode of the podcast, I talked to Kara about her journey to becoming a lawyer and how she came to leave the law and choose therapy as a post-legal career.  The path for her to become a therapist is a little bit unique….

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8 Nov

Pursuing Mental Health After Leaving The Legal Profession with Lauren Tetenbaum [TFLP 114]

This week, I’m sharing my conversation with Lauren Tetenbaum. Lauren is, of course, a former lawyer, and now, practicing therapist, licensed as a social worker that specializes in providing mental health services and advocacy related to maternal wellness. She’s joining me to share her journey pursuing mental health after leaving the legal profession. What’s interesting about Lauren’s story is that…

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