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The Happy Lawyer Project is an inspirational podcast for young lawyers looking to find happiness in life with a law degree. Each episode provides the tips, advice, encouragement and inspiration you need to craft a life and career you love. Welcome to the Happy Lawyer Project!

Feb 21, 2019

Many of you have asked me for more resources to figure out how to leverage your J.D. and transition into an alternative career. On today's show I chat with Casey Berman, founder of Leave Law Behind. Casey left behind his dreamy in-house attorney position at a tech company in San Francisco and has since developed a program to help other lawyers find happiness outside of the practice of law. Casey’s passion and enthusiasm are absolutely infectious. If you are thinking about transitioning out of the law but feel unsure and anxious, Casey has been where you are and is equipped to help you through it all. You don’t want to miss this one!

What you’ll learn:


  • Casey’s journey in the law
  • What Leave Law Behind is all about
  • The reason why Casey left the law
  • Who the Leave Law Behind program is for
  • Things to face when making the decision to leave the law
  • How to decide when the time is right to leave the law
  • 3 must ask questions when transitioning
  • The two biggest obstacles/fears to face when leaving the law
  • The importance of your money mindset




  1. How do you  deal with indecision?
  2. What do you do, or how do you prioritize your happiness
  3. What is a mindset shift that transformed your life
  4. Name a book that has inspired your journey
  5. What do you think separates lawyers who are happy to lawyers who struggle to find happiness in life with a law degree?


Fan Question: Amanada on Instagram asks, How versatile is a J.D. without a law license?


Best Advice for Finding Happiness


“The reason you think you are unhappy...there is not an alignment at all or a good alignment between your skills and strengths, and the job description of the attorney.”


“Understand what you are good at and find jobs that fit.”




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