The Former Lawyer Podcast

The Former Lawyer Podcast

Sarah Cottrell

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Leaving Private Practice Behind for a Career in Tech as a Data Scientist

This episode features Greg Jacobs, who has successfully transitioned from the law into the technology industry as a data scientist after 14 years of practice.  In this conversation, Sarah talks to Greg about the approach he used to move into a job that many lawyers are potentially thinking about without fully returning to school. You should listen to this if you want to start a fulfilling career in the tech industry. You will learn the exact process Greg used to get his dream job and how taking the risk to trust his instinct brought him to where he is right now. Let’s get right in! See show notes at

About The Former Lawyer Podcast

Do you hate working as a lawyer? Are you an unhappy lawyer who wants to leave the law, but isn't sure what to do next? Do your family and friends think you're crazy for wanting to leave the law, or are you too afraid to tell them you don't want to be a lawyer? The Former Lawyer Podcast is for you! Each week, host Sarah Cottrell interviews a different former lawyer who has left the law behind. Hear inspiring stories about how these former lawyers are thriving and found their way to careers and lives they love. Access more episodes, subscribe, and learn more.