Notice of First Nationwide Public Meeting
RECLAIMING TRUTH, JUSTICE, EQUITY AND THE LAW –
LAWYEROCRACY ON TRIAL
Unity Hall, 4 Renown Street,
Burwood (Melbourne, Victoria)
Sunday 27 May 2012
|1:45 pm||SAUSAGE SIZZLE|
|2:30 – 3:30 pm||AGENDA – Order of Business
A. Justice Reform and Regulation of Lawyers
A panel of presenters, including Senior Constitutional Human Rights Solicitor and Barrister James Johnson will report to the Meeting on:
A.1 the need for the Australian Government (via Victorian Government funded test case(s) in the High Court of Australia) to repeal the 2004 High Court of Australia judgement in D’Orta-Ekenaike v Victoria Legal Aid & A Barrister, that made it illegal for Australians who suffer harm at the hands of a negligent litigation solicitor or barrister to sue that lawyer for compensation;
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A.2 the need for the Victorian Government to re-establish the independent (of lawyers) Victorian Legal Ombudsman Scheme that operated successfully in Victoria between 1996 – 2005 to replace the failed “co-regulation = no-regulation” Legal Services Commissioner scheme that has failed Victorians (and protected negligent lawyers) since December 2005
See Background Paper for more information – link to appear here.
B. Proposed Resolutions For Debate at the Meeting
(1) THAT Delegations be sent to the Victorian Premier, the Honorable Ted Baillieu (MLA for Hawthorn) and to the Victorian Attorney-General Robert Clark (MLA for Box Hill), DEMANDING that the Victorian Government provide FUNDING for one (or more) legal test case(s) asking the High Court of Australia to repeal its 2004 decision in D’Orta-Ekenaike v Victoria Legal Aid and a Barrister, where the Victorian Government obtained new, nationwide laws (laws never existed anywhere else in the world) to the effect that since 2004 Australian’s cannot sue their solicitors / barristers to compensate them if they negligently handle their legal case.
(2) THAT Delegations be sent to the Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu and to the Victorian Attorney-General Robert Clark demanding that the Victorian government RE-ESTABLISH the independent (of lawyers) Victorian Legal Ombudsman Scheme that operated successfully between 1996 and 2004 and ABOLISH the failed “co-regulation = no-regulation” Legal Services Commissioner scheme that the former Brumby-Bracks-Hulls government created in 2004.
See Background Paper for more information - link to appear here.
|3.30 – 4.15 pm||B. Establishment of Victim Impact Register
Members of the Public will be invited and told how to register their complaints against members of the legal profession &/or the legal services commissioner in a “Victim Impact Register” (being coordinated, and privacy and otherwise protected at law, by Senior Constitutional and Human Rights and Ethical Solicitor and Barrister, James Johnson). The potential benefits of registering complaints on the Victim Impact Register will be explained at the Meeting.
See Background Paper for more information – link to appear here
|4.15 – 4:30 pm||C. Other Business (if any) and Closure|
This is the first of many planned national public meetings in each of the Australian Capital Cities and major region centres.
Details for the public meetings in every State and the Northern Territory will be posted in a table below as and when organised.
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