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Ontario judge’s showmanship leads to TV series
JUSTICE REPORTER— From Thursday's Globe and Mail
"The country’s most media-savvy judge is going prime time.
After testing the boundaries of judicial timidity with an Internet talk show and a best-selling book on marital strife, Judge Harvey Brownstone will push the traditional role of the judiciary still further next week with a daring television series on family law."
Category: In the NewsBy Family Matters - September 8, 2011No Comments
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="220" caption="Globe and Mail, Kirk Makin Dec. 9, 2010"][/caption]
'The movement reached a high water mark last year when Mr. Justice Harvey Brownstone of the Ontario Court of Justice wrote a best-selling book on family law. This fall he went a step further, launching an Internet talk show, familymatterstv.com, that gets about 50,000 hits a day.
The novelty of a charismatic judge speaking in colourful terms about the strengths and weaknesses of the justice system made Judge Brownstone an overnight media star.
“I never, ever anticipated that the media would latch on to the book the way they did,” Judge Brownstone said. “I was on about 200 radio and TV talk shows in the first six months.
“When I became a judge, the culture was very clear,” he added. “You did not speak to the media. Ever. Judges were also very reluctant to speak out in a public way lest people think they were speaking for the whole judiciary.”'
Category: In the NewsBy Family Matters - December 9, 2010No Comments
Justice Brownstone's Tug of War has made it to the Globe and Mail's Bestsellers List for the 13th time since it came out just over a year ago. Who would have thought that a book by a sitting judge all about family law would be so popular? Many, many people are not just interested in this type of useful information, but they really need it too.
Category: In the NewsBy Family Matters - June 27, 20101 Comment