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The Former Lawyer Podcast

Feb 22, 2021

How do you find a non-law job ASAP?

A lot of lawyers reach a stage where they are DONE and just want to find something, anything to get them some space from legal practice.

Today on the podcast, I'm sharing my thoughts about how to find a non-law job ASAP.

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Feb 15, 2021

In last week's episode, Janelle Christian shared about how she learned to prioritize herself over her job.

In today's episode, she shares about how that included moving from a big firm in D.C. to one in Atlanta to make more space for her life, and ultimately, building a six-figure side business that enabled her to leave...

Feb 8, 2021

Janelle Christian skipped the LSAT twice, and only took it on her third go-round because her parents drove her to the testing site.

She says, "My soul was screaming to not be a lawyer, but I still felt like it was what people wanted me to do. It was the right path, it was the prestigious path."

In this first part of...

Feb 1, 2021

Natasha Alladina started her legal career in Biglaw.

But a few years in, she knew it was wrong for her, and so she decided to explore other options.

Her path through jobs in public service, recruiting, and policy helped her figure out what she truly wanted to do—and how to figure out how to move towards what you want,...