39 min

Heather Eastwood leaves practice to teach high school The Lawyer's Escape Pod

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Heather Eastwood is a public interest lawyer (with a brief detour into BigLaw) who found her long-term calling teaching public high school. 


In today’s episode, we discuss:


Heather came out of college feeling adrift without a clear path to follow

She went to law school somewhat on a whim, because it was at least an extension of learning

Heather ended up working for legal aid in Hawaii

Her best professional experience was based on a highly collaborative environment

Heather decided to move to the Bay Area and ended up having to take a firm job 

She felt deeply misaligned doing big corporate work

Heather quit from her honeymoon

She went back to the core of what she enjoyed in previous roles and her core values

Heather decided to teach high school, and has been happily doing it for a decade

The best piece of advice she ever got was “you are never stuck; you always have choices”


 


Connect with Megan!


Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/megansmileyesq/


Lawyer’s Escape Call: http://bit.ly/escapecall


Lawyer’s Escape Plan Quiz: http://bit.ly/lawyersescaperoutequiz

Heather Eastwood is a public interest lawyer (with a brief detour into BigLaw) who found her long-term calling teaching public high school. 


In today’s episode, we discuss:


Heather came out of college feeling adrift without a clear path to follow

She went to law school somewhat on a whim, because it was at least an extension of learning

Heather ended up working for legal aid in Hawaii

Her best professional experience was based on a highly collaborative environment

Heather decided to move to the Bay Area and ended up having to take a firm job 

She felt deeply misaligned doing big corporate work

Heather quit from her honeymoon

She went back to the core of what she enjoyed in previous roles and her core values

Heather decided to teach high school, and has been happily doing it for a decade

The best piece of advice she ever got was “you are never stuck; you always have choices”


 


Connect with Megan!


Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/megansmileyesq/


Lawyer’s Escape Call: http://bit.ly/escapecall


Lawyer’s Escape Plan Quiz: http://bit.ly/lawyersescaperoutequiz

39 min