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The Former Lawyer Podcast

Oct 26, 2020

In this episode, I'm sharing my conversation with Geoffrey Stein. After more than 10 years of legal practice, Geoffrey went to art school and became a full-time artist and portrait painter.

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Oct 19, 2020

Heather Yurovsky went to law school unsure of whether she would practice law long-term. After a year of practice, the verdict was in (no pun intended)—legal practice was not for her.

So, Heather embarked on a new career path, learning how to simply take the next step when it revealed itself to her. If you've ever...

Oct 12, 2020

Valerie Beck felt like she didn't fit in from the moment she arrived in law school. After several Biglaw jobs and an in-house gig, she decided law was truly not the place for her and decided to forge her own career path in the world of chocolate.

Nearly 20 years ago, she started a business providing chocolate tours to...

Oct 5, 2020

Last week, Jessica Medina shared all about how she ended up in law school, and then Biglaw, before deciding to leave to take a job at the SEC. In today's episode, Jessica shares about how she realized after making the move to the SEC that it wasn't just Biglaw that she didn't enjoy—she didn't enjoy being a lawyer....