Flex Founder and CEO, Erin Cowling, recently wrote about The problem with endlessly complaining about work in the Spring 2022 edition of Precedent Magazine.
Are you guilty of venting about work to your colleagues? Then read Erin's tips to help you rethink your approach to conversations about work with friends and colleagues.
As lawyers, we often look for safe spaces to vent… These conversations are often valuable. Talking to lawyers who understand our problems can help us brainstorm solutions and feel supported. But when lawyers repeatedly gather just to complain about work, that can be as harmful as poring over negative posts on Twitter…Psychologists have a name for this sort of counterproductive behaviour: co-rumination.
Click to read the full article here.
Flex Legal's Founder & CEO, Erin Cowling, was recently interviewed by Immigration Lawyer, Evelyn Ackah, for Evelyn's podcast "Ask". Erin and Evelyn discuss the story of Flex Legal, the opportunities and obstacles of entrepreneurship, and what is next for Erin and the Flex Legal Network.
Find the episode HERE
Access more episodes of the "Ask Canadian Immigration Lawyer Evelyn Ackah" podcast HERE
Flex Legal's Founder & CEO, Erin Cowling, was recently interviewed by Sara Collin of Best Lawyers for an article on gender equality in law.
You can read the full article and Erin's comments on pay equity and diversity in law here: "Canadian Women in the Legal Profession From Non-'Persons' to Chief Justices"
We would like to formally welcome our second Summer Apprentice, Yijia (Ann) Liu, to Flex Legal.
Yijia was matched with Flex's founder, Erin Cowling, as an apprentice through the amazing organization called FLIK (Female Laboratory of Innovative Knowledge).
Yijia is heading into her final year of high school this September and has been a great help with our marketing efforts and research on our target and ideal clients. Welcome and thank you Yijia, we are super excited to have you!
Erin Cowling Participates in Canadian Bar Association Webinar: Practicing Law, 2021 and Beyond (FREE for Members)
Flex founder, Erin Cowling, enjoyed speaking as part of a CBA Webinar on practicing law in 2021 and beyond, with her lawyer friends, Sara Forte of Forte Law and Evelyn Ackah of Ackah Business Immigration Law.
The conversation was moderated by lawyer Jean-Philippe Couture and covered everything from how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed law firms, to human resources practices, virtual team building, and client stewardship with a focus on solo and small firm lawyers. The webinar was organized by Martine Boucher, co-founder of Simplex Legal LLP.
The webinar was recorded in early July but is available for download for FREE for all CBA members!
We would like to welcome one of our new Summer Apprentices, Alicia Jacob, to Flex Legal.
Alicia was matched with Flex's founder, Erin Cowling, as an apprentice through the amazing organization called FLIK (Female Laboratory of Innovative Knowledge).
Alicia will be helping out the Flex Legal team with research, content writing, and social media strategy over the summer months before she heads into her third year at McMaster University.
Welcome Alicia, we are super excited to have you!
Check out Erin's interview with Vivene Salmon, President of the CBA and fellow law-preneur, Kim Gale for The Everyday Lawyer Podcast.
Erin, Kim and Vivene talk about going solo and the challenges and rewards of starting your own practice:
To assist it's member, the OBA asked us to write an article on our remote working and work-from-home tips. A quick preview of our five top tips:
You can read the full article and details on each tip here. It was a pleasure to share our experience with other lawyers.
As we work remotely 100% of the time, it's business as usual around here - please reach out if you are a lawyer looking for help with your overflow legal work. Our experienced freelance lawyers are available to assist. We offer a wide variety of services at competitive prices.