Flex's founder, Erin Cowling, was a guest on Catherine Shearer's Happy Lawyer podcast.
On the episode, Erin and Catherine talk about:
· Erin's journey from big law to unemployment to becoming a freelance lawyer and creating Flex Legal
· Lawyer struggles with mental health
· The importance of finding your values
· Identifying what isn’t working in your career
· The importance of creating a network
· How to make networking less daunting & more fun
You can listen to the episode HERE.
We are excited to welcome our fall intern/apprentice Umang Dhingra to Flex Legal!
Umang was matched with Flex founder Erin Cowling through FLIK, a program that connects "driven womxn with female founders and leaders for a 3-month remote apprenticeship".
Umang Dhingra is a high school junior from New Delhi, India who is passionate about applied social sciences and anthropology and aims to eventually pursue human rights and criminal litigation. She created Office of Dead Letters a community blog that aims to amplify the voices of GenZ in a safe, inclusive space. She presides over Girl Up Songbird and spoke at the Girl Up Global Leadership Summit 2020 with the likes of Michelle Obama, Megan Markle, and Priyanka Chopra. Umang also founded Project Destinytion that aims to uplift migrants, refugees, and international students by reducing the intense cultural shock and rather, celebrating cultural differences- a community that has reached 10+ countries in less than 3 months. She is also an Impact Incubator Fellow, a Nu School Fellow, and a Counter Speech Fellow with Instagram. She loves to read, write, and watch cute animal videos in her spare time.
We are excited to have Umang join us to work on some research & writing projects over the next few months!
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!
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