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 Sep

Gaslighting In The Legal Profession: Are Former Lawyers Just Bitter? [TFLP 109]

Recently, I was sent an article from one of the listeners of the Former Lawyer Podcast. This article, entitled Why Former Lawyers Are Bitter Sometimes, seems to be premised on two flawed assumptions.  The first, that former lawyers who are vocal about their negative experiences in a legal profession are doing so because they’re bitter. The other one is that…

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20 Sep

Creating A Better Workplace Culture For Working Parents With Debi Yadegari [TFLP 108]

Debi Yadegari is a former lawyer who worked in biglaw and in-house law. These days, she runs Villyge, a company that helps organizations support working parents. This company came out of her own experience of observing the workplace culture and lack of support for working parents in biglaw and in-house law firms.  She saw how working parents, or any human…

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6 Sep

Leaving Law School and Choosing An Alternative Career With Tarzan Kay [TFLP 106]

Tarzan Kay is a copywriter that also teaches other people how to write better copy, specifically for emails. I asked Tarzan to join me on the Former Lawyer Podcast after I listened to an interview with her on another podcast. In that interview, she spoke about leaving law school during her third year. Her story is unique in terms of…

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30 Aug

The Simple Five-Step Framework to Identify an Alternative Career that You Actually Like (TFLP 105)

This series is available for a limited time, until September 8th, partially in celebration of the starting of the first Guided Track in the Collaborative on September 9th.  If you want to get this secret pop-up podcast and learn more about this 5-step framework, just head to and put in your name and email. I definitely recommend that you…

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