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The Lawyer's Escape Pod
The Lawyer's Escape Pod
Megan Smiley

Megan Smiley interviews recovering lawyers, career advisors, and other professionals for advice and inspiration on transitioning out of law practice.

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Episodes

Kristen Gyolai combines law and entrepreneurship

Kristen Gyolai is the owner of The Law Office of Kristen Gyolai & Lure of Law. She started her career... more

21 Jun 2022 · 51 minutes
Lauren Kay teaches us about Human Design and creating a portfolio career

Lauren Kay is the host of the Legally Different Podcast, a Human Design expert, and a lawyer practicing on her... more

07 Jun 2022 · 51 minutes
Mary Adkins leaves BigLaw litigation to become a novelist

Mary Adkins is a former BigLaw litigator turned writer. She is author of the novels When You Read This (Indie... more

24 May 2022 · 1 hour,
From partner to entrepreneur: Embracing your second act

Erika Cole built a thriving, very specialized law practice advising churches and other faith-based organizations. After running her own firm,... more

26 Apr 2022 · 49 minutes
A holistic approach to designing your career

Elena Deutsch is the founder and CEO of WILL (Women Interested in Leaving Law). With a background in executive and... more

05 Apr 2022 · 55 minutes
It’s ok to be an accidental entrepreneur

I never would have guessed that I'd end up being an entrepreneur. I had some long-standing stories around how I... more

29 Mar 2022 · 10 minutes
Jessica Medina shows us it’s possible to unlock the golden handcuffs

Jessica Medina is a former big law litigator and SEC investigator who is now an accredited financial counselor. She specifically... more

22 Mar 2022 · 59 minutes
A powerful self-coaching question

The #1 thing that is limiting your career options is your assumption that all of your thoughts are true. In... more

15 Mar 2022 · 8 minutes
How do you define success?

In this episode, I question our historical definitions for success and challenge you to create a new, more personalized definition... more

08 Mar 2022 · 13 minutes
What is a Heart-Centered Business?

In this episode, I dive into what I mean when I talk about heart-centered businesses and why I think they... more

01 Mar 2022 · 13 minutes
Marni Blank leaves law to become a multi-passionate entrepreneur

Marni Blank began her career as a lawyer, working both for the Federal and NYC government. Ultimately realizing law was... more

15 Feb 2022 · 38 minutes
Sigalle Barness leaves law, becomes a COO, then creates her own role as Chief Storyteller

Sigalle Barness is a former lawyer who is now the Chief Storyteller at Lawline, the leading online education platform for... more

08 Feb 2022 · 38 minutes
Emily Hirsekorn goes from law to higher education to career confidence coaching

Emily Hirsekorn is a former lawyer turned career confidence coach. After a stint in higher education, she decided to pursue... more

16 Nov 2021 · 50 minutes
Seth Bradley leaves big law to pursue his passion for real estate

Seth Bradley is a former big law attorney who decided to follow his passion for real estate and create his... more

09 Nov 2021 · 32 minutes
Morgan Thomas Hall transitions from law to tech sales

Morgan Thomas Hall is an Account Executive at Twilio Inc. Morgan practiced in both a firm and for the government... more

05 Oct 2021 · 39 minutes
Marie Sotelo leaves law for freelance writing

Marie Sotelo is a former lawyer turned freelance writer. After leaving the law, she leveraged her legal experience to become... more

28 Sep 2021 · 45 minutes
Heather Eastwood leaves practice to teach high school

Heather Eastwood is a public interest lawyer (with a brief detour into BigLaw) who found her long-term calling teaching public... more

21 Sep 2021 · 39 minutes
Rachel Coll leaves practice to become a life coach

Rachel Coll is a lawyer turned life coach. Although Rachel actually largely enjoyed practicing, she allowed herself to evolve and... more

15 Sep 2021 · 46 minutes
David Johnson Shows Us How Use Design Thinking to Make Fulfilling Career Shifts

David Johnson is a lawyer, writer and professor at Stanford Law School. He started his career working in house at... more

07 Sep 2021 · 47 minutes
The 5 Step Lawyer's Escape Plan Framework

Today’s episode is the audio from the webinar I hosted last week, The 5-Step Lawyer’s Escape Plan. It walks you... more

15 Jun 2021 · 50 minutes
Free Webinar: 5-Step Lawyer's Escape Plan

On Thursday, June 10th at 7:30pm EDT, I'll be hosting a free live webinar. A replay will also be available.   I'll... more

08 Jun 2021 · 2 minutes
Risa Weaver-Enion leaves law to become a wedding planner and photographer

Risa Weaver-Enion is the founder and chief planner at Risa James Events, where she both plans weddings and offers product... more

01 Jun 2021 · 53 minutes
Eimear McCann transitions from immigration and human rights law to a legal tech start-up

Eimear McCann is the Head of Strategy at Summize, a legal tech company in the UK. Eimear left law school... more

25 May 2021 · 43 minutes
Illegal Design: How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.

In today's episode, I talk about how can take an overwhelming project (like eating an elephant or finding a new,... more

21 May 2021 · 17 minutes
Jen Berson leaves litigation to start her own PR agency

Jen Berson left civil litigation after she “saw the light”, decided to pursue more creative endeavors, and founded her own... more

18 May 2021 · 42 minutes
The Top 2 Mistakes Lawyers Make When Trying To Change Careers

I'm letting you in on the top 2 mistakes I see people make when trying to change careers. First, they start... more

14 May 2021 · 12 minutes
Robert Ingalls leaves litigation to start a podcast production company)

Robert Ingalls is a former litigator turned founder of Lawpods, a podcast production company for lawyers. Robert tells us how... more

11 May 2021 · 51 minutes
Illegal Design: 4 Habits Of Lucky People

You know those people who seem to just always have things work out? From career to relationships? They're just "lucky."  Turns... more

07 May 2021 · 13 minutes
Rob Bertman shows us that our lives don't have to be dictated by student loans

Rob Bertman is a senior consultant at Student Loan Planner, and a CFA and CFP. Rob talks to us about... more

04 May 2021 · 42 minutes
Lisa Rosen leaves litigation to work at an environmental non-profit organization

Lisa Rosen is the Chief Operating Officer at SustainCERT. After starting her career in litigation, Lisa followed her interest in... more

27 Apr 2021 · 49 minutes
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Robert Ingalls is a former litigator turned founder of Lawpods, a podcast production company for lawyers. Robert tells us how he tried... more