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The Former Lawyer Podcast

Aug 29, 2022

On the latest episode of the Former Lawyer, Sarah takes a break from interviewing former lawyers to talk about a realization that many clients have when trying to find the right post-legal career.  

Something can be simple and still not be easy. While these two words are often used synonymously, they aren’t the same....

Aug 22, 2022

This week, we’re sharing the second part of Sarah’s conversation with her husband and former lawyer, Ed Cottrell. 

Last week, Ed and Sarah talked about the beginning of his journey into law and some of the events earlier in his legal career. This week, you’ll read about the later half of Ed’s legal career, when...

Aug 15, 2022

Lawyers are under constant stress and pressure yet always have a “this is fine” mentality. “Everything will be fine,” we keep telling ourselves. But, is it really fine? And, is “fine” good enough? 

This week, you’ll read about Ed Cottrell, a former lawyer and most importantly, Sarah’s husband. Ed had a...

Aug 8, 2022

On the latest episode of the Former Lawyer Podcast, Sarah sat down with former lawyer Landis Wade to talk about his journey in leaving the law after practicing for a long time. 35 years, to be exact. 

In their conversation, Sarah and Landis touched on many common themes on the podcast and in lawyers that are...

Aug 1, 2022

Today, we’re talking about a piece of trash advice that can really harm some lawyers who want to leave the law. 

We really need to talk about a piece of advice that people give to lawyers about their jobs. Personally, I think that it’s just plain trash advice. 

The trash advice we’re talking about today is,...