A View from the Bench

Now available on DVD: https://www.createspace.com/327541. This episode provides the rare privilege of hearing from an outspoken retired family court judge from Alberta who spent 22 years resolving all kinds of parental disputes. We will have a frank and candid discussion and I have invited him to unleash his most forthright insights into the family justice system. He will also tell us why he left the court in 1997 to pursue what he believes is a much healthier and effective way to help parents resolve their conflicts. Guest: Judge Michael Porter (ret’d) Judge Porter was admitted as an English solicitor in 1964 and called to the Bar of Alberta in 1968. He practiced a wide variety of law in Jasper, Alberta, up to his appointment as a Provincial Judge in 1975. He sat in the Provincial Court on a rural circuit for 15 years and then from 1990 to 1997, in Calgary. He thereafter sat as Deputy Judge part time in the Tax Court of Canada over the next 10 years. Since 1997, Judge Porter has developed an extensive private mediation and arbitration practice and has conducted over 3000 mediations and arbitrations, in matters as diverse as insurance, construction, business and family matters. He has sat chairman of a National Professional Disciplinary Committee. He remains actively involved in his conflict resolution business, helping to settle and adjudicate on all kinds of matters. Guest: Judge Michael Porter (Ret'd).

Family Matters with Justice Harvey Brownstone

Family Matters with Justice Harvey Brownstone is a one-of-a-kind TV show all about family law issues. Justice Brownstone interviews guests from the legal community to answer pressing questions that the public has about family law in Canada. Justice Brownstone and his guests help us understand our complicated family law system. Topics include parental alienation, child support, collaborative law, mediation, and child protection. Justice Harvey Brownstone is a sitting Ontario provincial court family law judge and author of the bestselling book, Tug of War: A Judge's Verdict on Separation, Custody Battles, and the Bitter Realities of Family Court. Disclaimer: Justice Brownstone donates ALL his proceeds of the show and his book to children's charities & receives absolutely NO MONETARY compensation in any form. Justice Brownstone does NOT endorse any of the opinions, firms, or people that appear on the set or advertise on the show or the familymatterstv.com website.