Leaving Biglaw To Try To Be Happy


Are you a Biglaw attorney? Are you miserable? (Yes, obviously the global pandemic makes everything worse, but even before that there was a deep thread of unhappiness in far too many lawyers.) Well, you aren’t alone. And on the latest episode of The Jabot podcast, we talk about making changes to be happier.

I’m joined by one of my closest friends, Stephanie Wilkins, on the podcast. Steph was on track for Biglaw partnership when she decided to hang it all up to travel the world and be a freelancer. We discuss the highs and lows of giving up your legal career, the price of happiness, freelance work in the time of COVID-19, and more.

The Jabot podcast is an offshoot of the Above the Law brand focused on the challenges women, people of color, LGBTQIA, and other diverse populations face in the legal industry. Our name comes from none other than the Notorious Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the jabot (decorative collar) she wears when delivering dissents from the bench. It’s a reminder that even when we aren’t winning, we’re still a powerful force to be reckoned with.

Happy listening!


headshotKathryn Rubino is a Senior Editor at Above the Law, and host of The Jabot podcast. AtL tipsters are the best, so please connect with her. Feel free to email her with any tips, questions, or comments and follow her on Twitter (@Kathryn1).





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