Founder, Real Life Practice, Certified Practice Advisor, Atticus, Inc
Nora Bergman is the founder of Real Life Practice and is a business coach and certified practice advisor with Atticus, Inc. A licensed attorney since 1992, Nora is dedicated to helping attorneys create the lives and law practices they dreamed of when they were in law school. She understands the frustrations that attorneys experience every day and is committed to helping them change their lives for the better. Much of Nora’s work involves one-on-one coaching with individual attorneys with a focus on personal leadership and the business aspects of their law practices.
She has practiced as an employment law attorney and certified mediator and has served as an adjunct professor at both Stetson University College of Law and the University of South Florida, teaching courses in alternative dispute resolution and negotiation. In addition, Nora has been a speaker at conferences for the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, the National Association of Bar Executives, The Florida Bar and other national and regional legal organizations. She also served for eight years as the executive director of a voluntary bar association with over 1,200 members.
Her background as an attorney, law professor and bar executive gives her a unique perspective on the challenges lawyers face. In addition to her experience with all aspects of the law firm, Nora understands the importance of, and is committed to, helping attorneys leverage technology in order to maximize their continued success.
Nora is a graduate of the Leadership Development Program (LDP) at Eckerd College, an affiliate of the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, North Carolina, and is certified in the Conflict Dynamics Profile, developed by the LDP to help individuals and organizations deal with conflict constructively. She is also certified in the DISC Behavioral Style Assessment.
Nora received an undergraduate degree in journalism, summa cum laude, from the University of South Florida and her J.D., cum laude, from Stetson University College of Law, where she was a member of the law review and served as a mentor for incoming students.