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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!

Sep 19, 2017

 Whether you resonate with being called a girl attorney or not, this is an inspiring must listen! Susan Curtiss saw a lack of resources for the half million women lawyers practicing in the US as a problem and decided to become the solution. Susan is a stay-at-home mom to three little ones turned litigator that has created a space for women in law to thrive. She made bold choices throughout her career giving us proof that making the transitions and choices that are best for you is always the right thing to do. Listen to how Susan found her happy in the law and leave inspired that you can find yours too!


What you’ll learn:

  • How to make law school work under any circumstances
  • The importance of committing fully to career decisions and keeping a clear head during tough times
  • Understanding when to take opportunities that give you chances to expand
  • Susan's take on femininity in the workplace
  • The right way to create gender neutral spaces
  • How Girl Attorney came to be and what it’s all about
  • The value of being active in Facebook Groups
  • Susan's optimistic view of what’s next for women in law


Best Advice for Finding Happiness:

“Getting to do an area of the law that you really like. It’s really important, if and when I’ve been in law jobs that weren’t right for me anymore, I made a change. Every choice I made was scary and really risky but absolutely worth it.”



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May I Approach (Coming Soon - Future Podcast) by Girl Attorney


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