Unhappy lawyers need to know three things:
#1: They’re not crazy for wanting to leave the law.
#2: They’re not alone in wanting to leave the law.
#3: It IS possible.
That’s why I started The Former Lawyer Podcast.
Hate being a lawyer? I get it. I'm Sarah Cottrell, and I'm on a mission to help as many unhappy lawyers as possible believe that they can leave the law, and then make a plan and do it.
I've seen too many unhappy lawyers stay stuck in jobs they hate for literally years because leaving seems impossible and they don't even know where to start. I know—because I left the law in the summer of 2018 after practicing for a decade!
I realized that I didn't want to be a lawyer in the long-term pretty early in my career, but it took a long time to get here from there. (10 years and paying off over $400k (!!) of debt, mostly law school loans, for starters.) But it is possible, and you're not crazy for wanting to do it.
That's why I started The Former Lawyer Podcast, where each week, you can hear inspiring stories from my guests about how they left the law behind to find careers and lives that they love.You don't have to wonder whether it's possible–you can hear that it is!It's also why I created several COMPLETELY FREE resources designed to help you leave the law.