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The Former Lawyer Podcast

Jan 17, 2022

On the latest episode of the Former Lawyer podcast, I talked about The Eight Signs of a Toxic Legal Workplace. For this episode, I am going to pull heavily from a great piece by Ilona Salmons, who is a therapist that specializes in working with lawyers.

You may have noticed that toxic workplaces often come up a...


Jan 10, 2022

This week, I want to talk to you about the pernicious cycle that is trapping you in your lawyer job. Obviously, this doesn't apply to everyone but if you are someone who's feeling trapped in your job as a lawyer, then I'm going to guess that this cycle is part of why.

By far, when my clients come to me to work with...


Jan 3, 2022

Welcome to the very first episode of The Former Lawyer Podcast that's releasing in 2022. Today, I want to talk to you about a question that I'm sure many of you have, which is, “How can I leave the law this year?”

It's interesting because when I speak with non-lawyers about the work that I do, this question might...


Dec 13, 2021

Today, I’ll be talking about the issue of Biglaw associate burnout. I cannot tell you the number of people who I have heard from in the last year who are months into a career in the Biglaw system, and they are just like, “I can't do this anymore. This is inhumane.”

Earlier this summer, I shared a video about...


Dec 6, 2021

Today, we’re going to be talking about a topic I feel very strongly about. It’s also something that I’ve been seeing more and more in the legal profession. There is a school of thought that your thoughts cause your feelings. This idea is derived from a well-established and evidence-based type of therapy called...