From Biglaw to Legal Tech with Alex Su (TFLP 054)

What do you do when you realize none of your strengths are rewarded in Biglaw—and many of your strengths are actually considered weaknesses? That’s what I’m talking about on today’s TFLP episode with Alex Su. Alex went from a top law school to a top...

Quitting Law: Making A Plan and Getting Out

Quitting law. It’s the ultimate goal for a lot of unhappy lawyers. If you’re reading this, I’m guessing you’re thinking about it, as well. One of the most frustrating things about leaving law is that knowing you want out is the easy part....

Most Lawyers Would Not Admit This

When I worked in biglaw, I was incredibly unhappy. I was objectively doing well, but the job felt crushing. I couldn’t understand it—I was doing well, so what was the problem?—so I ignored the messages my brain and body were sending me, because they didn’t...

It’s Okay to Want to Be Happy

Saying that it’s okay to want to be happy might sound a bit ridiculous to you. Maybe you think it’s obviously true; maybe you think it’s totally unrealistic to care about your own happiness. Certainly life has many challenges and difficulties, and...

The #1 Question I Get Asked About Former Lawyer

I’ve been talking quite a bit here at Former Lawyer about how miserable working as a lawyer can be. There are lots of unhappy lawyers out there working in legal jobs that are not suited to them. So, naturally, people want to know—do I think that everyone should...