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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!

Mar 7, 2019

Have you ever felt like more of a firefighter than an attorney? I know I have. Our days and weeks are often times dedicated to putting out fires instead of living the organized and manageable life we desire (the dream!). You aren’t alone. Today I chat with Jeremy W. Richter an attorney from Alabama who practices civil defense litigation and just released his latest book, “Stop Putting Out Fires”. Jeremy runs his own successful blog, and has previously published, “Building a Better Law Practice”. Today you’ll find out how to build better systems and habits around your practice in addition to how Jeremy utilizes those tips to manage his busy life as a blogger, father, attorney, and author. Enjoy!


What you’ll learn:


  • Jeremy's journey in the law
  • How Jeremy found his niche within the law
  • The big reason Jeremy began writing and blogging
  • How to make yourself indispensable within your law firm
  • What sets Jeremy’s books apart from other books for lawyers
  • Tips for better time management and organization
  • The power of reframing within your daily tasks




  1. How do you deal with indecision?
  2. How do you prioritize your own 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: From Ashley, what are your tips to stopping fires for lawyers that are in the beginning parts of their career that don’t create their own workflow?


Best Advice for Finding Happiness


“It’s easy to lose too much of our identity as our work, as just being a lawyer…”


“You have to maintain boundaries with the work you do and put time into other parts of your life that are important to you, raising a family just can’t get swallowed up by the job.”




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