ANNUAL LUNCHEON KEYNOTE SPEAKER

NORA RIVA BERGMAN

Attorney Coach and Certified Atticus Practice Advisor Nora Riva Bergman will be this year’s keynote speaker at the Annual Meeting Luncheon. Ms. Bergman will present her best lessons in “For the Love of Productivity: 40 Tips in 40 Minutes.” The tips will focus on maintaining a healthy balance of work life and home life, staying focused and prioritizing. She will also speak at a plenary session featuring tips from her book 50 Lessons for Lawyers: Earn More. Stress Less. Be Awesome.

Before she was meeting with clients, leading a bar association or coaching attorneys, she was a musician. Her 10-year career as a singer and musician helped her form the discipline and hustle that followed her throughout her law career. She received her undergraduate degree in journalism from the University
of South Florida (USF) and her J.D. from the Stetson University College of Law. After law school, Ms. Bergman practiced employment law and mediation. She worked as an adjunct professor at both of her alma maters, Stetson University College of Law and USF. She also served as executive director of the St. Petersburg Bar Association.

Her career as a certified practice advisor started in 2006. She has spoken at conferences for the American Bar Association, The Florida Bar and other national and regional bar associations and legal organizations. Our own bar President Linda Thomas heard her speak at the National Conference of Bar Presidents. Ms. Berman is certified in the Conflict Dynamics Profile and DISC behavioral style assessment. She holds a Lean Six Sigma Sensei certification and teaches the course for solos for Solo Practice University.

With her unique experience and excellent coaching skills, her address is surely not one to miss. The Annual Luncheon starts at noon on Thursday, Nov. 2. The cost to attend the event is $40 with Annual Meeting registration or $50 without meeting registration.