Speak to a Lawyer Podcast with Avi Charney

Avi Charney

Speak to a Lawyer's host Avi Charney interviews leading professionals about their practices by finding out who they are, what they do and how they got to where they are today. We explore lifestyles, seminal cases, tried and tested tips and life advice from interesting and experienced professionals.

016 – Professor Robbie Sabel, Public International Law Advisor to the Israel Foreign Ministry & Professor at Hebrew University

Robbie began as a Chief Military Censor before joining the Foreign Service. In the Foreign Ministry Robbie had the rank of Ambassador, and served in the following roles:- Deputy Legal Advisor, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Jerusalem- Counselor for Political Affairs, Israel Embassy, Washington.- The Legal Advisor, Ministry for Foreign Affairs,...

015 – Ken Rosenberg, From Law to Politics and Back Again

Ken Rosenberg, senior lawyer at Paliare Roland Barristers, addresses litigation as strategic problem-solving to assist clients in resolving their disputes. Ken is recognized as a leading lawyer in corporate commercial litigation, insolvency litigation, administrative law, cross-border disputes and mediation.   https://www.youtube.com/embed/qyBXs37DHGU Throughout his more than 35 years of practice, Ken has appeared before...

014 – Judge Albie Sachs, Father of the South African Constitution. “Ubuntu”

Albert Louis Sachs has 25 Honorary Degrees. He was born in Johannesburg in 1935. His father, Emil Solomon (Solly) Sachs, had arrived in South Africa from Lithuania at the age of six, on the eve of the First World War, and his mother, Ray, had arrived as an infant. Both of...

013 – Professor Alan Dershowitz, World’s Most Famous Jewish Lawyer

Professor Alan M. Dershowitz is Brooklyn native who has been called one of the “most distinguished defenders of individual rights,” “the best-known criminal lawyer in the world,” “the top lawyer of last resort,” “America’s most public Jewish defender” and “Israel’s single most visible defender – the Jewish state’s lead attorney...

012 – Professor Irwin Cotler – The Top 5 Human Rights Violators of 2021

Irwin Cotler is the former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and longtime Member of Parliament, and an international human rights lawyer of the highest regard. He is currently the Chair of the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights and an Emeritus Professor of Law at McGill University....

011 – Daniel Reisner – The Most Interesting Legal Career

Daniel Reisner has the most interesting legal career. He is widely-recognized as one of Israel’s leading Public International Law experts. He served as Head of the Israel Defence Force’s International Law Department and advises the Israeli leadership on a wide variety of international-law related issues. https://www.youtube.com/embed/2lOcnKpU_PA From 1994 onwards, Daniel...

010 – Sarah Boulby – A Glimpse into Family Law

Sarah Boulby, founding partner of Boulby Weinberg LLP, has practiced family law since 1993. She was recognized by Best Lawyers as the Toronto Family Lawyer of the Year for 2019. Ranked by Lexpert as one of Toronto’s Leading Practitioners of Family Law and a Fellow of the International Academy of...

009 – Charles Ticker, Boutique Estates Lawyer and Mediator

Charles Ticker is an estates lawyer with over 40 years of experience who has successfully appeared at all levels of Ontario trial Courts and the Court of Appeal. He has vast estate litigation experience and is able to represent his clients effectively. Charles Ticker is also an experienced and qualified mediator....

008 – Albert Oosterhoff, A Voice of Reason, Professor Emeritus and Firm Counsel;

Albert Oosterhoff is a Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Law at Western University and has taught at the University of Windsor and Western University in the areas of Wills, Trusts, and Property Law. He taught Trusts for a number of years as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto. He...

007 – Marc Isaacs – Canada’s leading Admiralty, Maritime, Transportation and Insurance lawyer.

Over the last 24 years, Marc has had a varied litigation practice, with a special emphasis on insurance and transportation related cases. Portrait of Marc Isaacs Marc has been involved in a number of precedent setting maritime law cases including cases defining the scope of Canada’s Admiralty jurisdiction, the effect...

006 Joseph Groia – A Legend on Bay Street, Part II

Joseph Groia In this fascinating Part II episode, Joe Groia, a legend on Bay Street, goes into detail about the case of incivility against him. It started in 2010 with: Law Society of Upper Canada v. Joseph Peter Paul Groia, 2010 ONLSHP 78 Law Society of Upper Canada v. Joseph Peter Paul Groia, 2012...

005 Joseph Groia – A Legend on Bay Street, Part 1

Joseph Groia, is a Canadian lawyer specializing in securities litigation. He has been ranked as one of Canada's 500 Leading Lawyers (Lexpert) since 2000 and is consistently rated as one of Canada's top securities litigators by the same and other publications. He received his B.A. and LL.B. from the University of Toronto in 1976 and 1979, respectively. He...

004 Stan Fisher – Leading Arbitrator, Distinguished Litigator. Experience Personified.

Stan G. Fisher was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1961. As counsel, Stan represented domestic and international clients, governments, and government agencies across five decades in all levels of court in Ontario and the Supreme Court of Canada, and in numerous large-scale arbitrations and mediations. Over the past...

003 – Natalie Vukovich, Leading Canadian Commercial Real Estate Lawyer

Natalie Vukovich discusses her personal journey of how she built a successful career as a leading Canadian commercial leasing lawyer. She is the named partner of the best rated commercial real estate firm Daoust Vukovich LLP, and shares words of wisdom on how to succeed as a lawyer today. Natalie...

002 Donald Carr – Legal Innovator and Estates Lawyer Par Excellence

EPISODE SUMMARY Donald Carr is a highly-regarded legal practitioner, with expansive experience dating back to 1951. After practicing litigation, commercial leasing and public and private corporate law, Donald focused his practice on estates and trusts and charities law. He has been advising on estate and succession planning, estate and trust...

001 Norman Bacal – Leader, Speaker, Author, Mentor

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...

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The Speak to a Lawyer Podcast interviews leading lawyers, those who have made a difference over decades of practice. We journey to find out who they are, what they do and how they got to where they are today.