Marissa Geannette: From Biglaw to The Unbillable Life

In Episode 018 of The Former Lawyer Podcast, Sarah talks with Marissa Geannette. Marissa walked away from a successful biglaw career after nearly eight years, and now works as a freelance writer and blogs on her site, The Unbillable Life. In this conversation, Marissa shares about: Why she started blogging after leaving biglaw, but kept the blog anonymous at first; Why she no longer blogs anonymously (you can read her blog post about it here); How she just sort of fell into her practice area; Why she started thinking about leaving the law after only one year of practice, but stayed for over 6 more years after that point; How preoccupied she was with what people would think if she left legal practice; Why she doesn’t think you need to know what you want to do next in order to leave the law; How she started getting freelance writing jobs; What led her to write a book for junior associates; Why she wishes she had been more open about how unhappy she was working in biglaw before she left; What held her back from leaving the law, and why she doesn’t want you to make the same mistake; and much more! Show Notes: Get Sarah’s free guide, First Steps to Leaving the Law  Connect with Marissa on her website or on Twitter Buy the Former Lawyer Jump Start

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