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Norman Bacal

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Law School Life & Beyond Leadership Series - Norman Bacal, Author, Motivational Speaker, Leader, Mentor

Law School Life and Beyond

This week on the Law School Life & Beyond Leadership Series, Katya is joined by Norman Bacal. Norman was the managing partner of one of Canada's largest firms, leading over 600 lawyers, two of whom became Prime Ministers of Canada, two became Justices on the Supreme Court of Canada and numerous others with notable careers. Norman is a best-selling author, and just released his latest book, Take Charge. Norman's latest book goes beyond what is taught in the classroom and offers practical advice and tips for interviewing, choosing workplaces, the secrets of service, and much more! In this week's episode, Norman discusses his law school experience at McGill University, his legal career path, advice for law students, and young lawyers and shares his personal anecdotes of his time in the legal profession. Listen to Episode 8 with Norman Bacal, link in bio, or available to stream on all major streaming platforms! Take Charge is available on Norman's website or Amazon! For more information on Norman, check out his website https://normanbacal.com

55mins

25 Feb 2021

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001 Norman Bacal – Leader, Speaker, Author, Mentor

Speak to a Lawyer with Avi Charney

Norman Bacal built a law firm, worked with some of Hollywood’s biggest studios, mentored two generations of young lawyers and five years ago he abandoned it all. It was time to reset, to learn the art of writing from scratch. He has authored a best-selling book and he speaks to audiences regularly about how to succeed. What lessons can he pass on to you?  His next book is a guide on how to succeed as a lawyer. CPD approved for 1 Professionalism hour (by the Law Society of Ontario).The post 001 Norman Bacal – Leader, Speaker, Author, Mentor first appeared on Charney Legal.

51mins

25 Aug 2020

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Good Law | Bad Law - Shakespeare in Law: A Conversation w/ Norman Bacal

Good Law | Bad Law

“Where do you go once you've clawed your way from obscurity to the pinnacle of success?” Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast, Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by attorney and author Norman Bacal to discuss the legal thriller, and Norman’s most recent novel, Odell’s Fall, as well as Norman’s personal journey and how the law has inspired his writing. Throughout today’s episode, Norman shares his background and how his career has allowed him to transition into being a published writer. A retired attorney, Norman has 30 years of experience in the law. He explains how he built a law firm that specialized in entertainment – TV and movies, and how this work led him to collaborate with some of Hollywood’s biggest studios. Aaron and Norman contemplate the writing process, success in the legal profession, the relationship between the legal field and creativity, problem solving, editing and more. A modern murder mystery inspired by on one of literature’s greatest stories, Odell’s Fall, is a story of love, jealousy, and deceit. Othello re-imagined in modern Manhattan, the story follows a young, up-and-coming associate in one of New York’s most prestigious law firms. Odell Moore has finally found the woman of his dreams, but will things end better for Odell and his young wife than they did for Othello and Desdemona? Norman explains to Aaron how he found inspiration in Shakespeare’s classic works, as well as his drive for writing and the moments he lives for as an author. In addition to Odell’s Fall, Norman is also the author of the Globe and Mail bestseller, Breakdown. A nonfiction book, Breakdown explores the meteoric rise and devastating fall of the distinguished Canadian law firm Heenan Blaikie, once home to Canada’s top lawyers. One of Canada’s leading tax attorneys in the entertainment business, Norman actually founded the Toronto office of Heenan Blaikie in 1989. In 1997, Mr. Bacal became the national co-managing partner, expanding the firm’s operations and brand internationally. For ten years, Norman served on the board of directors for Lionsgate Entertainment and has helped finance countless Canadian films and television programs, as well as a number of Hollywood studio pictures, having had a role in projects like The Hunger Games and My Big Fat Greek Wedding.  To learn more about Norman Bacal, please visit his website here. To check our Mr. Bacal’s novel, Odell’s Fall, please click here. Host: Aaron Freiwald Guest: Norman Bacal Follow Good Law | Bad Law: YouTube: Good Law | Bad Law Facebook: @GOODLAWBADLAW Instagram: @GoodLawBadLaw Website: https://www.law-podcast.com

51mins

17 Apr 2020

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Bestselling Author Norman Bacal

Crushing 40

We have bestselling author Norman Bacal on the show today! Three years after the collapse of the law firm he helped build, Norman Bacal reflects with his version of the inside story.He took the time to write a book reflecting on his professional career and the ultimate meltdown of his professional life’s work — Heenan Blaikie. It’s a self-reflective, personal account — he names names and says he’s “prepared to live with it.”“I like to think I’ve been fair with everyone,” he says confidently, acknowledging that some players close to the drama may not like what he has to say. “Some will say I wasn’t hard enough on myself or wasn’t hard enough on Guy [Tremblay] and some from Toronto will say I wasn’t hard enough on Roy [Heenan] and others will say you should not have said anything bad about Roy.”

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2 Mar 2020

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Bestselling Author Norman Bacal

Crushing 40

We have bestselling author Norman Bacal on the show today! Three years after the collapse of the law firm he helped build, Norman Bacal reflects with his version of the inside story.He took the time to write a book reflecting on his professional career and the ultimate meltdown of his professional life’s work — Heenan Blaikie. It’s a self-reflective, personal account — he names names and says he’s “prepared to live with it.”“I like to think I’ve been fair with everyone,” he says confidently, acknowledging that some players close to the drama may not like what he has to say. “Some will say I wasn’t hard enough on myself or wasn’t hard enough on Guy [Tremblay] and some from Toronto will say I wasn’t hard enough on Roy [Heenan] and others will say you should not have said anything bad about Roy.”

1hr

2 Mar 2020

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#42 TELLING YOUR STORY with best selling author & legal veteran Norman Bacal

Talk About Talk - Communication Skills Training

Do you know how to tell your story effectively? The story you tell could be at work in conversation with your boss, in a job interview, or perhaps you seek to write a novel? Best-selling author and legal veteran Norman Bacal shares how stories are impactful because they connect us through our emotions and life […] The post #42 TELLING YOUR STORY with best selling author & legal veteran Norman Bacal appeared first on Talk About Talk.

47mins

27 Jan 2020

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#41 LISTENING with author, consultant, & legal veteran Norman Bacal

Talk About Talk - Communication Skills Training

Listen, as Norman Bacal, author, consultant, and 35 year legal veteran, shares his insights and stories about how active listening can help you not only learn, but also improve your relationships with co-workers, clients, family, and friends.  You will learn strategies for active listening, including the ideal mindset for listening, what to project, how narcissists are […] The post #41 LISTENING with author, consultant, & legal veteran Norman Bacal appeared first on Talk About Talk.

41mins

13 Jan 2020