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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!

Apr 13, 2019

Hey lawyers! Listen up because today's episode is unlike any of the episodes I’ve done in the past. Today I chat with the woman behind @leavelawbehind’s Instagram Veronica Peterson. Veronica was a client of Casey Berman’s and has successfully left the law, sold her house, and is now moving into an RV to travel the country and pursue her passion project. If you haven’t already, head to HLP107 and listen to the episode with Casey, then come back and listen up! On today’s episode we talk about what it takes to push through all those fears that comes with leaving the law. There are a ton of real truths on what it looks like to turn your life around and truly pursue your passion. I hope you enjoy the episode as much as I enjoyed this inspirational conversation with Veronica.


What you’ll learn:


  • How Veronica ended up in the law
  • The catalyst for Veronica’s career transition
  • How Casey’s Leave Law Behind Consult changed Veronica’s life
  • How to break through the fears of transition
  • Practical ways to approaching transition
  • Reasons to work through your money issues
  • Mantras for pushing past fear
  • The way Vanessa tackled the practical side of transition -- money talk




  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 Casey on Instagram, “When do you think is early enough to leave the practice?”


Best Advice for Finding Happiness


“Finding a practice that aligns with your unique traits.”


“Setting boundaries.”




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