Sep 30, 2019
In Episode 008 of The Former
Lawyer Podcast, Sarah has a conversation with Alex Davis. Alex is a
former lawyer who is now a writer, content expert, and consultant.
Alex’s company, Davis Legal Media, helps attorneys and firms create
content strategies to attract their ideal clients.
In this conversation, Alex shares:
she decided she was going to be a lawyer at a very young
“you’re so good at arguing” is not a good reason to go to law
she “hit the accelerator” towards a traditional legal career after
starting law school without really considering whether that career
would be a good fit;
the sunk costs fallacy holds law students and lawyers
litigation was not a good fit for her personality type;
she struggled with feeling like there was something wrong with her
when she realized she didn’t like practicing law;
she wishes The Former Lawyer Podcast was around when she felt stuck
in her lawyer job (hey thanks! :) );
struggle with feeling directionless once she realized she didn’t
want to work as a lawyer;
she got the idea for her next move from work she was doing for her
“plan” she had (air quotes her own!) for the company she founded
after she left legal practice;
content marketing for lawyers is and how it differs from
she thinks we need to flip the script about lawyers and
personality typing systems like the Enneagram can help you
understand yourself and what career might be the best fit for
we need to challenge the false narrative that you have failed if
you decide you don’t like working as a lawyer;
Interested in the Enneagram?
Here are some resources to check out:
Check out Davis Legal Media, and connect with Alex on Instagram,
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