Hiding Behind the BAR
Why Attorneys are not Lawyers
Posted March 13, 2005
Forward courtesy of Dr. Kanya < DRKANYA@aol.com>
In the U.S., they're collectively called everything from
"attorney" to "lawyer" to "counselor." Are
these terms truly equivalent, or has the identity of one been mistaken for
another? What exactly is a "Licensed BAR Attorney?" This credential
accompanies every legal paper produced by attorneys - along with a State
Bar License number. As we are about to show you, an ‘attorney’
is not a ‘lawyer,’ yet the average American improperly interchanges
these words as if they represent the same occupation, and the average American
attorney unduly accepts the honor to be called "lawyer" when he
In order to discern the difference, and where we stand within
the current court system, it’s necessary to examine the British origins
of our U.S. courts and the terminology that has been established from the
beginning. It's important to understand the proper lawful definitions for
the various titles we now give these court related occupations.
The legal profession in the U.S. is directly derived from
the British system. Even the word "bar" is of British origin:
BAR. A particular portion of a court room. Named from the
space enclosed by two bars or rails: one of which separated the judge's
bench from the rest of the room; the other shut off both the bench and the
area for lawyers engaged in trials from the space allotted to suitors, witnesses,
and others. Such persons as appeared as speakers (advocates, or counsel)
before the court, were said to be "called to the bar", that is,
privileged so to appear, speak and otherwise serve in the presence of the
judges as "barristers." The corresponding phrase in the United
States is "admitted to the bar". - A Dictionary of Law (1893).
From the definition of ‘bar,’ the title and occupation
of a "barrister" is derived:
BARRISTER, English law.
1.A counselor admitted to plead at the bar.
2. Ouster barrister, is one who pleads ouster or without
3. Inner barrister, a sergeant or king's counsel who pleads
within the bar.
4. Vacation barrister, a counselor newly called to the bar,
who is to attend for several long vacations the exercise of the house.
5. Barristers are called apprentices, apprentitii ad legem, being looked
upon as learners, and not qualified until they obtain the degree of sergeant.
Edmund Plowden, the author of the Commentaries, a volume of elaborate reports
in the reigns of Edward VI., Mary, Philip and Mary, and Elizabeth, describes
himself as an apprentice of the common law. - A Law Dictionary by John Bouvier
(Revised Sixth Edition, 1856).
BARRISTER, n. [from bar.] A counselor, learned in the laws,
qualified and admitted to please at the bar, and to take upon him the defense
of clients; answering to the advocate or licentiate of other countries.
Anciently, barristers were called, in England, apprentices of the law. Outer
barristers are pleaders without the bar, to distinguish the from inner barristers,
benchers or readers, who have been sometime admitted to please within the
bar, as the
king's counsel are. - Webster's 1828 Dictionary.
Overall, a barrister is one who has the privilege to plead
at the courtroom bar separating the judicial from the non-judicial spectators.
Currently, in U.S. courts, the inner bar between the bench (judge) and the
outer bar no longer exists, and the outer bar separates the attorneys (not
lawyers) from the spectator's gallery. This will be explained more as you
read further. As with the word ‘bar,’ each commonly used word
describing the various court officers is derived directly from root words:
1). From the word "solicit" is derived the name
and occupation of a ‘solicitor’; one who solicits or petitions
an action in a court.
SOLICIT, v.t. [Latin solicito]
1. To ask with some degree of earnestness; to make petition
to; to apply to for obtaining something. This word implies earnestness
in seeking ...
2. To ask for with some degree of earnestness; to seek by
petition; as, to solicit an office; to solicit a favor. - Webster's 1828
2). From the word "attorn" is derived the name and
occupation of an ‘attorney;’ one who transfers or assigns property,
rights, title and allegiance to the owner of the land.
ATTORN / v. Me. [Origin French. atorner, aturner assign, appoint,
f. a-torner turn v.]
1. v.t. Turn; change, transform; deck out.
2. v.t Turn over (goods, service, allegiance, etc.) to another;
3. v.i. Transfer one’s tenancy, or (arch.) homage or
allegiance, to another; formally acknowledge such transfer. attorn tenant
(to) Law formally transfer one’s tenancy (to), make legal acknowledgement
of tenancy ( to a new landlord). - Oxford English Dictionary 1999.
ATTORN, v.i. [Latin ad and torno.] In the feudal law, to turn,
or transfer homage and service from one lord to another. This is the act
of feudatories, vassels or tenants, upon the alienation of the estate. -
Webster's 1828 Dictionary.
ATTORNMENT, n. The act of a feudatory, vassal or tenant, by
which he consents, upon the alienation of an estate, to receive a new lord
or superior, and transfers to him his homage and service. - Webster's 1828
ATTORNMENT n. the transference of bailor status, tenancy,
or (arch.) allegiance, service, etc., to another; formal acknowledgement
of such transfer: lme. - Oxford English Dictionary 1999.
3). From the word advocate comes the meaning of the occupation
by the same name; one who pleads or defends by argument in a court.
ADVOCATE, v.t. [Latin advocatus, from advoco, to call for,
to plead for; of ad and voco, to call. See Vocal.]
To plead in favor of; to defend by argument, before a tribunal; to support
or vindicate. - Webster's 1828 Dictionary.
4). From the word "counsel" is derived the name
and occupation of a ‘counselor’ or ‘lawyer’; one
who is learned in the law to give advice in a court of law;
COUNSEL, v.t. [Latin. to consult; to ask, to assail.] 1. To
give advice or deliberate opinion to another for the government of his conduct;
to advise. - Webster's 1828 Dictionary.
LAWYER. A counselor; one learned in the law. - A Law Dictionary
by John Bouvier (Revised Sixth Edition, 1856).
Although modern usage tends to group all these descriptive
occupational words as the same, the fact is that they have different and
distinctive meanings when used within the context of court activities:
Solicitor - one who petitions (initiates)
for another in a court
Counselor - one who advises another concerning
a court matter
Lawyer - [see counselor] learned in the law
to advise in a court
Barrister - one who is privileged to plead
at the bar
Advocate - one who pleads within the bar
for a defendant
Attorney - one who transfers or assigns,
within the bar, another's rights & property acting on behalf of the
ruling crown (government)
It's very clear that an attorney is not a lawyer. The lawyer
is a learned counselor who advises. The ruling government appoints an attorney
as one who transfers a tenant's rights, allegiance, and title to the land
If you think you are a landowner in America, take a close
look at the warranty deed or fee title to your land. You will almost always
find the words "tenant" or "tenancy." The title or deed
document establishing your right as a tenant, not that of a landowner, has
been prepared for transfer by a licensed BAR Attorney, just as it was carried
out within the original English feudal system we presumed we had escaped
from in 1776.
A human being is the tenant to a feudal superior. A feudal
tenant is a legal person who pays rent or services of some sort for the
use and occupation of another's land. The land has been conveyed to the
tenant's use, but the actual ownership remains with the superior. If a common
person does not own what he thought was his land (he's legally defined as
a "feudal tenant," not the superior owner), then a superior person
owns the land and the feudal tenant - person pays him to occupy the land.
This is the hidden Feudal Law in America. When a person (a.k.a.
human being, corporation, natural person, partnership, association, organization,
etc.) pays taxes to the tax assessor of the civil county or city government
(also a person), it is a payment to the superior land owner for the right
to be a tenant and to occupy the land belonging to the superior. If this
were not so, then how could a local government sell the house and land of
a person for not rendering his services (taxes)?
We used to think that there was no possible way feudal law
could be exercised in America, but the facts have proven otherwise. It's
no wonder they hid the definition of a human being behind the definition
of a man. The next time you enter into an agreement or contract with another
person (legal entity), look for the keywords person, individual, and natural
person describing who you are.
Are you the entity the other person claims you are? When you
"appear" before their jurisdiction and courts, you have agreed
that you are a legal person unless you show them otherwise. You will have
to deny that you are the person and state who you really are. Is the flesh
and blood standing there in that courtroom a person by their legal definition?
British Accredited Registry (BAR)?
During the middle 1600's, the Crown of England established
a formal registry in London where barristers were ordered by the Crown to
be accredited. The establishment of this first International Bar Association
allowed barrister-lawyers from all nations to be formally recognized and
accredited by the only recognized accreditation society. From this, the
acronym BAR was established denoting (informally) the British Accredited
Registry, whose members became a powerful and integral force within the
International Bar Association (IBA). Although this has been denied repeatedly
as to its existence, the acronym BAR stood for the British barrister-lawyers
who were members of the larger IBA.
When America was still a chartered group of British colonies
under patent - established in what was formally named the British Crown
territory of New England - the first British Accredited Registry (BAR) was
established in Boston during 1761 to attempt to allow only accredited barrister-lawyers
access to the British courts of New England. This was the first attempt
to control who could represent defendants in the court at or within the
bar in America.
Today, each corporate STATE in America has it's own BAR Association,
i.e. The Florida Bar or the California Bar, that licenses government officer
attorneys, NOT lawyers. In reality, the U.S. courts only allow their officer
attorneys to freely enter within the bar while prohibiting those learned
of the law - lawyers - to do so. They prevent advocates, lawyers, counselors,
barristers and solicitors from entering through the outer bar. Only licensed
BAR Attorneys are permitted to freely enter within the bar separating the
people from the bench because all BAR Attorneys are officers of the court
itself. Does that tell you anything?
Here's where the whole word game gets really tricky. In each
State, every licensed BAR Attorney calls himself an Attorney at Law. Look
at the definitions above and see for yourself that an Attorney at Law is
nothing more than an attorney - one who transfers allegiance and property
to the ruling land owner.
Another name game they use is "of counsel," which
means absolutely nothing more than an offer of advice. Surely, the mechanic
down the street can do that! Advice is one thing; lawful representation
A BAR licensed Attorney is not an advocate, so how can he
do anything other than what his real purpose is? He can't plead on your
behalf because that would be a conflict of interest. He can't represent
the crown (ruling government) as an official officer at the same time he
is allegedly representing a defendant. His sworn duty as a BAR Attorney
is to transfer your ownership, rights, titles, and allegiance to the land
owner. When you hire a BAR Attorney to represent you in their courts, you
have hired an officer of that court whose sole purpose and occupation is
to transfer what you have to the creator and authority of that court. A
more appropriate phrase would be legal plunder.
The official duties of an Esquire
Let's not forget that all U.S. BAR Attorneys have entitled
themselves, as a direct result of their official BAR license and oaths,
with the British title of "esquire." This word is a derivative
of the British word "squire."
SQUIRE, n. [a popular contraction of esquire] 1. In Great
Britain, the title of a gentleman next in rank to a knight. 2. In Great
Britain, an attendant on a noble warrior. 3. An attendant at court. 4. In
the United States, the title of magistrates and lawyers. In New-England,
it is particularly given to justices of the peace and judges. - Webster's
ESQUIRE n. Earlier as squire n.1 lme. [Origin French. esquier
(mod. écuyer) f. Latin scutarius shield - bearer, f. scutum shield:
see - ary 1.] 1. Orig. (now Hist.), a young nobleman who, in training for
knighthood, acted as shield-bearer and attendant to a knight. Later, a man
belonging to the higher order of English gentry, ranking next below a knight.
lme. b Hist. Any of various officers in the service of a king or nobleman.
c A landed proprietor, a country squire. arch. - Oxford English Dictionary
During the English feudal laws of land ownership and tenancy,
a squire - esquire - was established as the land proprietor charged with
the duty of carrying out, among various other duties, the act of attornment
[see definition above] for the land owner and nobleman he served. Could
this be any simpler for the average American to understand? If our current
U.S. BAR Attorneys were just lawyers, solicitors, barristers, advocates
or counselors, then they would call themselves the same. They have named
themselves just exactly what they are, yet we blindly cannot see the writing
on the wall.
The BAR Attorneys have not hidden this from anyone. That's
why they deliberately call themselves "Esquires" and "Attorneys
at law." It is the American people who have hidden their own heads
in the sand.
Knowing these simple truths, why would anyone consider the
services of BAR Attorney-Esquire as his representative within the ruling
courts of America? Their purposes, position, occupation, job, and duty is
to transfer your allegiance, property, and rights to the landowner, a.k.a.
They are sworn oath officers of the State whose sole authority
is to transfer your property to their landowner-employer. Think about this
the next time you enter their courtrooms. From now on, all Americans should
refuse to enter past the outer bar when they are called. Who would voluntarily
want to relinquish all he has by passing into their legal trap that exists
inside that outer bar?
We must all refuse to recognize their royal position as Squires
and refuse to hire them as our representatives and agents. They can't plead
or argue for you anyway; all they can do is oversee the act of attornment
on behalf of the ruling government whom they serve as official officers.
Nothing stops your neighbor from being a barrister or lawyer. No real law
prohibits any of us from being lawyers! Even Abraham Lincoln was a well-recognized
lawyer, yet he had no formal law degree. Let the BAR Attorneys continue
in their jobs as property transfer agent-officers for the State, but if
no defendant hires them, they'll have to get new jobs or they'll starve.
Fire your BAR Attorney and represent yourself as your own lawyer, or hire
any non-BAR-licensed lawyer to assist you from outside the courtroom bar.
Refuse to acknowledge all judges who are also licensed BAR
Attorneys. Every judge in Florida State is a member of the Florida BAR.
This is unlawful and unconstitutional as a judge cannot be an Esquire nor
can he represent any issue in commerce, such as that of the State. Every
Florida State judge has compromised his purported neutral and impartial
judicial position by being a State Officer through his BAR licensure. This
is an unlawful monopoly of power and commerce.
The Unauthorized Practice of Law
Fire your BAR Attorney. Refuse to acknowledge their corrupt
inner-bar courts of thievery. Formally charge them with the illegal act
of practicing law without lawful authority. Why? A BAR Attorney is not a
lawyer by lawful definition. An Esquire is an officer of the State with
the duty to carry out State activities, including "attornment."
State officers have no constitutional authority to practice
law as lawyers, barristers, advocates, or solicitors. Americans should begin
formally charging these false lawyers with unlawfully practicing the profession
of law since their BAR licenses only give them the privilege to be Attorneys
and Squires over land transfers.
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