Erin C. Cowling, President
Erin is a freelance litigation lawyer and entrepreneur who developed her litigation skills over several years at a large firm and then at an estate litigation boutique.
While always passionate about the law, Erin wanted to find a flexible way to practice in a somewhat inflexible profession. Realizing that other lawyers could benefit from on-demand, high quality, and cost-effective legal support for overflow work and special projects, she launched her own successful legal freelancing practice in January 2013.
The demand for her freelance assistance quickly grew, and after several lawyers inquired about starting the same satisfying career, Flex Legal was launched in 2015.
Erin enjoys balancing her freelance lawyer practice with managing Flex and meeting like-minded entrepreneurial lawyers and lawyer clients. She also speaks regularly at legal events (on women and the law, alternative career paths, and solo and small firm events, among others), writes for several legal publications, has an award winning blog, is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law teaching Legal Research & Writing, and is the Regional Alumni Advisor (Toronto) for the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law.