Hiding Behind the BAR
Why attorneys are not lawyers
AWARE org., 31 Aug 2001
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 is not.
In order to discern the difference, and where we
stand within the current court system, it's necessary to examine the British origins of
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. A counselor admitted to plead
at the bar. 2. Ouster barrister, is one who pleads ouster or without the bar. 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,
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 them 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
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
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; transfer,
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 acknowledgment 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
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 Dictionary.
ATTORNMENT n. the transference of bailor status,
tenancy, or (arch.)
allegiance, service, etc., to another; formal
acknowledgment 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:
a.. Solicitor - one who petitions (initiates) for
another in a court b.. Counselor - one who advises another concerning a court matter c..
Lawyer - [see counselor] learned in the law to advise in a court d.. Barrister - one who
is privileged to plead at the bar e.. Advocate - one who pleads within the bar for a
defendant f.. 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 owner (government).
Feudal Tenancy 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
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
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 (a 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
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 is another.
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 1828 Dictionary.
ESQUIRE n. Earlier as squire n.1 lme. [Origin French.
esquier (mod. écuyer)
f. Latin scutarius shield- bearer, f. scutum shield:
see-ary1.] 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 1999.
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. STATE. 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.