Article by James Johnson: Former Barrister of the High Court of Australia
A Clear Insight into Australia’s Openly Fascist Political (and) Legal System
I have never stolen a penny of clients monies. Nor have I ever cheated on my taxes. Nor has the legal regulator ever, in 22 years, received a single complaint against me from any of my many prestigious clients or former clients. Nor have I ever committed or been charged or been prosecuted for any serious (or even trivial) criminal offence. Yet if the Victorian Civil and Administrative Claims Tribunal rubber stamps the irrefutably corrupt and failed Legal Services Commissioner’s unauthorised and illegal reprisal application this week or next, as it clearly wants to and will, I will become the first lawyer from any Top 10 Australian international law firm ever to be struck out of the profession. I will also join a growing list of human rights lawyers struck off, far from doing anything wrong, but for doing plenty that is virtuous and right. If claiming my whistleblowing scalp is what it takes to be the last will and testament of this corrupt and failed legal regulator, if this is what it takes to finally trigger Spring Street to spring into action, well in the scheme of things that is a small (and repairable) personal and political sacrifice for these insipid government agencies to make of me … ☞☞☞ …
I am writing to thank you for supporting me at previous VCAT hearings on 21 May 2012 and 6 July 2012 in my quest to (a) clear my name from false assertions of professional misconduct levelled at me by a corrupt legal regulator; and (b) to compel the legal regulator to investigate several dozen instances of professional misconduct (blackmail and fraud, perjury and the like) committed against me [as they are committed against 100s of other Australians every day].
Unfortunately the legal regulator’s zeal to invade my personal private legal affairs, on the false premises of “regulating the conduct of legal services providers” “for the protection of consumers of legal services” are matched by his zeal for refusing to police dozens of genuine instances of professional misconduct by paid legal professionals – mostly, I may add, paid by the Government precisely for the purpose of beating me up and whistleblocking me.
The next hearing in this lawless VCAT vigilante is scheduled for 10 am on Monday (this Monday, the 6th of August 2012) at 55 King Street Melbourne, Australia. I am hoping that as many of you as possible will be able to make it to the hearing in Melbourne to show your support. Let’s pack the public gallery again for the third hearing in a row, and show these government tyrants that we don’t like their business, and that we are “on to them”.
The “trial” is scheduled to resume at an interesting stage of development on 3 – 5 September 2012. But the reality is, that with upwards of 200 defence witnesses, requiring 100s of days to testify (and all of the 100s of days of preparation that precedes that), this year long trial will probably not be ready to commence until mid 2013.
Here are links to two letters that I have written to the Victorian Government in its various manifestations this week in pursuit of my rights “to have an Attorney appointed by the State” and responding to attempts by these bureaucrats to obstruct (by armed force) public access to these public hearings, and to hinder my presentation of “my case” against the State.
- Lawyerocracy on Trial – Are you following the amazing VCAT government and lawyer corruption story? (2012thebigpicture.wordpress.com)
- City solicitor guilty of misconduct (scotsman.com)
- Dentist suspended for 6 months for professional misconduct (todayonline.com)
- Sen. Jeffrey Piccola faces 14 charges of professional misconduct from Supreme Court (pennlive.com)
- High-profile lawyer guilty of professional misconduct (radionz.co.nz)
- Demystifying the Law: Keeping an Attorney on Retainer (blogs.lawyers.com)
- Poor accused must get free legal aid at all levels: SC (indialawyers.wordpress.com)
- More layoffs likely among providers of legal services to poor (jsonline.com)
- Budget Cuts Hobble Legal Services For The Poor (thinkprogress.org)
- Top lawyer guilty of misconduct (nzherald.co.nz)