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041 Biglaw Is Inhospitable To Human Life

The Former Lawyer Podcast

Release Date: 05/18/2020

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Lauren Bernadett spent a lot of time negotiating a full-ride scholarship to law school so that she wouldn't find herself trapped in a firm job that she hated. Five years in, she realized that despite her careful planning, she was still at a firm and felt stuck. In the first half of our conversation, hear how Lauren ended up in law school, how she figured out how to go debt free, and the moment that she realized that, despite her best efforts, she still felt stuck. Show notes at formerlawyer.com/047.

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On episode 045, we're tackling another myth that keeps lawyers stuck: the sunk costs fallacy. Have you ever thought, "If I leave my job/the law, I'll be wasting all the time and money I spent becoming a lawyer!" Of course you have, because literally every lawyer thinks this at some point (or daily). In this episode, I talk about how to reframe your thoughts about waste when it comes to your career so that you have a better chance of creating a career and life that you love. Show notes: formerlawyer.com/045

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On episode 044 of the podcast, I'm talking about another myth that keeps lawyers stuck in jobs they hate: that there's something wrong with them because they don't like their job.

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On episode 43 of the podcast, we're kicking off a series where we'll be talking about some of the myths that keep lawyers stuck in jobs they hate. This week: the myth of the perfect next step. Spoiler alert: there is no perfect next step! Listen in to hear why that's a good thing. Show notes at formerlawyer.com/043.

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In episode 041 of the podcast, I'm sharing why I think Biglaw is inhospitable to human life (spicy!), and why I think it's particularly important for women in Biglaw to figure out what they want from their careers.

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In episode 040 of the podcast, I'm sharing two reasons that I'll be doing things a little differently on the podcast for a bit, and why it's important to remember that there are some things that you can't think your way through. Full show notes at formerlawyer.com/040.

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In Episode 039 of The Former Lawyer Podcast, I’m sharing the second half of my conversation with Sarah Rutledge Fischer. Sarah is an artist and art teacher. She spent 3 1/2 years in biglaw before left and found her way to her current career as an artist. For full show notes, go to formerlawyer.com/039.

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In episode 041 of the podcast, I'm sharing why I think Biglaw is inhospitable to human life (spicy!), and why I think it's particularly important for women in Biglaw to figure out what they want from their careers.

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