Do you dream of leaving the law? I get it.
I help lawyers in their first two decades of practice explore alternative careers and what else they can do with their J.D., figure out what they want to do next and how to get there, and overcome the mental hurdles so many lawyers face in leaving the law, so that they can trade lawyering for a better life.
The lawyers I work with either know they want to leave the law, or are trying to figure out whether they should find a different legal job or leave the law entirely.
I worked as a lawyer for 10 years, first as a Biglaw litigator (exited that as fast as I could!), then in legal publishing, and finally as an appellate court staff attorney. During that decade, my husband and I paid off our combined law school loans, which along with a small amount of consumer debt totaled over $400k!
In 2018, I bailed and haven’t looked back, because now I get to do meaningful work and have a meaningful life. My identity is no longer wrapped up in my job, and I no longer make career or life decisions based on what other people will think about them.
I host a weekly podcast, The Former Lawyer Podcast, where I share honest conversations with former lawyers about how they left the law to find careers and lives that they love, plus all of the things that I learned during my own experience practicing and leaving law.