The Struggles Lawyers Face

At Former Lawyer, we are passionate about spreading the message that it’s okay to leave the law. Until you’ve worked as a lawyer, it’s hard to fully comprehend how difficult it can be. For so many reasons, working as a lawyer can make people feel...

The Best Way to Make a Career Change and Leave the Law

We are loving this article, Best Ways to Make a Career Change You’ve Always Wanted, by Wendi Weiner, a/k/a The Writing Guru. Wendi is a former biglaw lawyer turned full-time resume writer and career coach. In the article, she shares about the shocked reactions...

What questions do you have for former lawyers?

We are recording the first season of The Former Lawyer Podcast right now. Here are some of the questions we’re asking each guest: Why did you decide to go to law school?What type of law did you practice?How long had you been practicing when you realized that you...

Ask Former Lawyer: Am I an aspiring former lawyer?

Most people have an inkling that they may be an aspiring former lawyer, but sometimes they haven’t quite admitted it to themselves yet. If you’re a lawyer and you agree with one or more of the statements below, you are probably an aspiring former lawyer. I...

What People Who Have Left The Law Do Differently

At Former Lawyer, we like to occasionally highlight something to read, watch, or listen to that features a former lawyer. Today, we’re highlighting this piece, What People Who Have Left the Law Do Differently, written by Casey Berman and published on Above the...

Do you hate billing your time?

Do you hate billing your time? Does measuring your work-life in 6-minute increments drive you up a wall? Do you feel like you’re either stressed out because you’re slow and afraid you won’t make your hours, or stressed out because you’re...