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The Former Lawyer Podcast

May 13, 2024

Today’s podcast episode features a returning guest, Kelcey Baker, talking to Sarah. There is a content warning because they are discussing a recent story about a junior Biglaw partner in the UK passing away during an acute mental health episode.

They discuss mental health issues and suicide. The story is important...


May 6, 2024

Today’s podcast episode is an important reminder every lawyer needs to hear.

Sarah reminds listeners that nothing about your job is as important as you and your emotional, mental, and physical health. For lawyers, it’s easy to feel their value as human beings is basically in job performance. 

It’s tough for...


Apr 29, 2024

Sarah sees many clients who change careers within the law, like becoming in-house lawyers, but at the end of the day, they are still lawyers. When people think that switching to entertainment law will be a fun and exciting change, it’s important to step back and ask some more questions.

Today’s podcast episode...


Apr 22, 2024

In today’s podcast episode, Sarah addresses a question that many people start asking themselves when the economy is unstable: Is now really the right time to consider leaving the law?

Layoffs and challenging circumstances can add an added layer of stress and concern when it comes to changing industries and leaving...


Apr 15, 2024

In today’s podcast episode, Sarah chats with one of her one-on-one clients, Ann Marie Cowdrey.

She has had a lot of experience working for regional and international law firms throughout her career. She hit a rough patch and thought it was time for a chance, so she started working with Sarah.

Today, she’s sharing...