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Canada Reads 2012 Day One

Canada Reads: True Stories is underway, with five celebrity panellists debating the merit of five non-fiction titles during the annual CBC book debate.

“Lola” lawyer Anne France Goldwater said WHAT to Linda Hammerschmid???

You wouldn’t believe it… but Anne-France Goldwater and Linda Hammerschmid actually know one another, and they really like one another! They’ve known each other for MORE THAN 30 YEARS but you certainly wouldn’t be able to tell by the way they attacked one another tooth-and-nail… the segment was supposed to last for half-an-hour … we extended it by 30 minutes… and then we extended it yet again by another 30 minutes. The calls and the texts never stopped. You HAVE to hear it to believe it! I’d love to hear what you think about these two..

Lola vs Eric goes to the Supreme Court of Canada

Anne France Goldwater is Lola’s former lawyer and said, “What hasn’t happened in Quebec, uniquely in Quebec, unlike the rest of Canada, and it’s very weird, is that common-law couples have not attracted the same protection. So you have a whole chapter of our civil law called THE FAMILY, that completely excludes common-law families.”

Top court maps out approach to support changes

Anne-France Goldwater of Montreal’s Goldwater, Dube, counsel for the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) and the DisAbled Women’s Network Canada (DAWN-RAFH) who intervened in L.M.P. v. L.S., said the groups were “thrilled” with the Supreme Court’s judgment.

“What [they] wanted to establish is that, where there is long-term support provided for in an agreement between a husband and a wife, a husband should not be able to come back with impunity and merely say: ‘We have been divorced this amount of time — cut the support,’ ” Goldwater said.

No shrinking violet

Anne-France Goldwater, BCL’80, is a one-of-a-kind presence on the Quebec legal scene. Her frank manner and shoot-from-the-hip style stand out in a world soaked in protocol and civility. It doesn’t hurt that she has a knack for court cases that grab newspaper headlines.

Meet Canada Reads panelist Anne-France Goldwater

Quebec litigator Anne-France Goldwater may not be familiar to many Canada Reads fans outside la belle province. But that doesn’t mean you should count her out. Known for her tell-it-like-it-is ways, this family law lawyer is known as “Quebec’s Judge Judy.” And with a rep like that, the other Canada Reads panelists better watch out!

Ruling the airwaves with “L’Arbitre”

Anne-France Goldwater, BCL’80, brings her no-holds-barred attitude with her as she rules on small claims arbitration cases on her new television show, L’Arbitre. Finally, a depiction of the hearing of a live case and the rendering of a verdict that is stimulating without insulting the participants – or the viewers’ intelligence!

Lawyer to become Quebec's "Judge Judy"

One of Quebec’s most colourful legal figures will be starring in her own television show this coming fall, L’Arbitre. Family lawyer Anne-France Goldwater is about to become the province’s “Judge Judy” equivalent, hearing small-claims cases and making decisions about personal disputes for a broadcast audience.