You have been unlawfully harmed, fined, deprived of your liberty or property, and you want to take action to redress the harm done to you.
But what can you do, and how do you do it?
This article explains the step-by-step process you can follow to convene a Common Law Assembly, and then convene a common law court.
Before anything else, you must have a reason to act. This reason can range from wanting to reclaim the money you have been unlawfully fined under the legislative corporate system, to taking a bank to court to stop them taking your property. Or you may have been assaulted by the police, had your child or children taken from you by a government agency or you may have lost a case in their court you think was unfairly heard. There are many reasons you might want to appear before a common law court to seek redress, compensation and justice.
No matter what the reason, if you have suffered harm in any way from anyone or any agency, then you have a right to bring a case to the common law court.
Follow the procedure below and everything will fall into place.
Remember, it is up to each one of us to take action to protect our rights, our family, and/or our country.
The first thing you must always do is to create a record of evidence.
Make sure you record everything before, during and after a court case in their system, or a problem with a state agency or bank, no matter what the conversation is about.
Always keep calm and deal in the facts when talking to those seeking to harm you. Everything your record can be used in a common law court. You want that evidence to be based on facts, and most importantly, you want it to be compelling evidence against those seeking to harm you.
Keep a record of all correspondence. Register all mail so that they must sign for it. That way, you have a confirmed paper trail you can present to the court.
When you have sufficient evidence, then it is your turn to strike back and seek redress and compensation for the harm you have suffered. Follow these steps:
- Download and read this article, and follow the 12 steps:
- Issue a Public Notice of Claim of Right:
- We will file your claim, and help you contact other CLC members in your community. Post copies of your Claim on public notice boards, on the internet, and anywhere else you can publicly display it. This establishes your call to your fellow men and women to meet and convene a People’s Assembly. Make sure you include a date and time for them to attend a public meeting where you will call for people to volunteer as Jurors in your case. If you need the Common Law Court’s help to reach out to people click here to email us and we will create an online form similar to the invitations to public meetings we are convening, like this
- You can hold a public meeting anywhere; in public halls (never in government buildings though), or at someone’s home, out in a field or public park.
- At the meeting, distribute this document to everyone and ask them to sign it, then collect all copies and ask the meeting to elect someone as court registrar to keep these documents and enter them into the public record:
The court registrar will also upload any documents to the CLC central document repository.
- Once you have at least 12 people ready to sit as jurors you can then ask the assembly to select from among members of the community
- a Court Adjudicator, to advise and oversee the Court proceedings — should have some knowledge of the law, such as a JP or Notary Public
- a Public or elected Prosecutor to conduct the case.
- Only you can present your case to the jury. There are no lawyers representing either the plaintiff or the accused in a common law court. However, you can select someone to advise but not represent you, such as a lawyer or barrister. They can only advise you while you present your case, but they cannot speak directly to the court or jury.
- a Defence Counsel to advise but not represent the accused. The defence counsel can only advise the defendant, but cannot speak directly to the jury or court.
- The jury has a duty to gather all the facts of a case so that they can make an informed and just decision. Once the claimant and the defendant have presented their evidence to the Adjudicator will ask the jury to retire to the Jury Room where they will discuss the facts and make a decision. If they have more questions while they are deliberating, they can return to the court with their questions and then return to the jury room to continue their deliberations. The jury’s decision, after hearing the evidence, must be unanimous. If, after hearing all the evidence, a jury cannot agree, they must return to the court, tell the adjudicator that they cannot agree, and the adjudicator will declare the case dismissed and the accused must walk free. There is no appeal to a jury’s decision. However, if a plaintiff finds new evidence after a case has already been closed, they may convene a new court to present the new evidence to a jury.
- The common law assembly may choose a Court Sheriff, either elected from the community or delegated from among existing peace officers by the court. The community can choose to elect a Sheriff for any term — the usual term is anywhere from 3 to 5 years, but may be shorter or longer; the community decides the term, and may even sack a Sheriff if he does not perform his duties to their satisfaction. A Sheriff carries out the verdict of the court, and can deputize anyone, including local police, to assist him. A Sheriff has all the power of the community behind him to uphold the peace. The Sheriff serves summons, and may arrest anyone who has committed a crime. The Sheriff may also seize the property of the convicted to be sold to compensate a victim. In addition, the Sheriff can arrest anyone convicted by the court and escort them to jail, or carry out any other directions of the court. The Sheriff is only limited in his powers by the common law assembly or court, according to common law. Learn more here:
- The Bailiffs, a Court Registrar and a Court Reporter are all chosen from among the community. Anyone may volunteer for these positions. However, the community should choose them according to their abilities.
When all that is done, you are ready to start your court case. Follow the 12 steps:
This image defines the step-by-step process that a court must follow:
If you need help to arrange anything, click here to contact the Common Law Court and we will do whatever we can to facilitate your call for justice.
The CLC administrators can introduce you to others in your area who have signed up as members of the CLC and ask them to assist you as well. This is why it is so important for as many people as possible to register as members, so that we have a database of people around Australia ready, willing, and able to help form community assemblies and convene courts. The more people willing to stand up to help protect the rights of the community the better able the CLC can help everyone.
Once you have convened a Common Law Assembly, your group then functions as your local government, able to pass Bylaws, appoint Sheriffs, and anything else the community decides. It is your opportunity to help your community take back the power from the corrupt political parties and start governing yourselves.
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