Mitch Kowalski

Legal Operations Advisor University of Calgary

Mitch Kowalski is a globally-recognized thought leader on the changing legal services ecosystem and the author of two critically acclaimed books in this area.

Mitch was admitted in 1991 and has extensive experience as a practicing lawyer including, 10 years of experience as an Associate and Partner at Baker & McKenzie (Toronto) and 5 years of in-house experience at Aoyuan International (Canada), City of Toronto and at Toronto Community Housing Corporation.

In 2012, he was selected as a Fastcase 50 Global Legal Innovator and in 2019, he was elected as a Fellow to the College of Law Practice Management. He is the author of two critically-acclaimed books on legal operations transformation, The Great Legal Reformation: Notes from the Field, and Avoiding Extinction: Reimagining Legal Services for the 21st Century, and has been a Visiting Professor in Legal Service Innovation at Curtin University Law School and at University of Calgary Law School.

Mitch is a sought-after speaker on legal service innovation at conferences around the world and writes for a variety of publications around the world about challenges in legal operations. He is also often asked by international and national news media for comment on legal operations in the global legal services industry.