#55 - From Bay Street Lawyer to Founder of Flex Legal: A conversation with Erin Cowling, Lawyer, CEO & Founder of Flex Legal Network.
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Our guest today is Erin Cowling. Erin is a freelance lawyer and CEO & Founder of Flex Legal Network Inc., a company that matches busy lawyers, law firms, and in-house counsel with freelance lawyers to assist with overflow legal work on a project basis.
Previously, she was a corporate commercial litigator on Bay Street in Toronto. Erin also taught Legal Research & Writing at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law (2018-2020) and was the Regional Alumni Advisor (Toronto) (providing confidential career coaching to new lawyers) for the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law (2019-2021).
On top of all of this Erin produced an award-winning law blog (currently on pause) and writes for several legal publications.
Our wide-ranging conversation covers:
Erin’s Journey from Big Law to starting FlexLegal;
Her experiences working as both a lawyer and a founder of a startup;
The importance of lawyers building their brand;
Her take on the current state of the legal profession (and where it is heading); and
Advice to young lawyers still figuring out their career path.
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