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Lawyerocracy on Trial, 21 May 2012

… ☞☞☞ … On 21 May 2012 the Victorian Government is conducting an inquiry into the absence of professional standards in the Australian (Victorian) legal profession, and at the broad intersection of the legal profession with the upper benches of all three branches of State and Federal government (benches that these days look like little more than an exclusive lawyers club) … ☞☞☞ …




This unprecedented and history making trial starts at 10.00 am on Monday 21 May 2012 and will be held at 55 King Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

This hearing (sub-named Michael McGarvie – Legal Services Commissioner v Harold James Johnson) will be the biggest Australian whistleblowing, corruption exposing, media event of 2012.

48 yo Melbourne-born journalist, whistleblower, political activist & human rights lawyer @JamesJohnsonCHR will lead a Victorian Government Tribunal (and an A-List Roll Call of some of the very good, many of the very bad, and lots of the very ugly of Australia’s ruling legal elite) through a thorough investigation into the absence of professional standards in the Australian legal profession.  The investigations will include the broad intersection of the legal profession with the upper benches of all three branches of State and Federal Government in Australia (benches that these days look like little more than an exclusive lawyers club).

A “who’s-who” of many of Australia’s most powerful lawyers, including current and past State and Federal parliamentarians, ministers, judges, bureaucrats and barristers have been summoned to attend for questioning by the Tribunal. [names and details to be published at , shortly.]

This is an open invitation to the media and to the public to attend the hearings.  Come and, look, listen, laugh and learn as leading Australian lawyers, lawmakers, governmen and governwomen (the Australian lawyerocracy elite) are put on trial and compelled to answer questions that they have been avoiding, for generations.


A Quick Introduction to Lawyerocracy on Trial

This must rank as one of the more singularly stupid examples of unelected government officialdom gone wrong, misusing public monies and regulatory powers to pursue a political agenda of silencing a truth-teller and a whistleblower.

Mr Michael McGarvie, the privileged younger son of former Governor of Victoria, Richard McGarvie, and himself the former Chief Executive Officer of the Supreme Court of Victoria and the current, bicephalous Victorian Legal Services Commissioner and Chief Executive of the Legal Services Board is doing his utmost to become the first Victorian government official to be jailed (for up to 2 years) for criminal reprisals against a whistleblower – in violation of section 18 of the the still untested Victorian Whistleblower Protection Act 2001).

James Johnson is highly regarded for his “very high” intelligence, and his “impressive” natural abilities as lawyer, economist, journalist, playwright, filmmaker and raconteur. James is a whistleblower on government and lawyer corruption, a constitutional human rights solictor and barrister of more than twenty-years good standing, including many professional and corporate appointments, including 3 years as Chairman of the Law Institute of Victoria’s GST Taskforce and 5 years as a monthly columnist for the prestigious Victorian Law Institute Journal.

Mr Michael McGarvie and his team of more than a dozen of his staff are illegally harrassing Mr Johnson for a 3rd time, trampling on the most fundamental of human rights, by pursuing yet again the same set of malicious, criminally defamatory, false claims of professional misconduct that were levied against Mr Johnson over 3years ago, and investigated and dismissed by his office and delegates 2¾ times previously.

Ironically (and damningly) at the same time Mr McGarvie and his team are refusing to comply with two sets of Supreme Court rulings (obtained by Mr Johnson in late 2008 and again in 2009) where the Supreme Court confirmed (contrary to the wishes of Mr McGarvie’s Office, and the wishes of his disgraced predecessor Ms Victoria Marles) that his Office was legally obliged to investigate Mr Johnson’s whistleblowing reports on the criminal behaviours of his false accusers. 

It seems that:

  • in blatant contravention of UN and international human rights laws and declarations, far older and ancient English laws of human rights going back to 1215 and 1689 (Royal British laws recognised in the United States and even in places like Guantanamo Bay, but not in Australia), 
  • in violation of the Australian Constitution, and concepts of justice, democracy and the rule of law (variously expressed as “one law for all”, and “equality of all under the law”), 

as recently as 2005 Australia’s elite twenty-first century lawyers (3 of whom remain amongst our current 7 High Court of Australia judges 7 years later) have abolished or treated with ignorance and  contempt (over Justice Michael Kirby’s most powerful dissent) centuries of constitutional human rights to equality under the law.  They have done this, in order to create this unique Australian paradise where Australian litigation lawyers are not only “more equal than other” Australians, but are elevated to a privileged status above and beyond the law.  Why? And how can this be legitimate?

Come along to the Lawyerocracy on Trial on 21 May 2012, 55 King Street Melbourne:

  • To find out if the High Court, and corrupted legal regulatory ‘god fathers’ like Michael McGarvie, Victoria Marles and Steve Marks have all but abolished professional standards for lawyers.
  • And to find out if they can use their regulatory powers and run a protection racket protecting bad lawyers from investigation, and even from public criticism.
  • And to find out how they can get away with taking their protection racket to a new level by defying Whistleblower Protection legislation and Supreme Court rulings, abusing their government powers and public funding to engage in serial reprisals to silence whistleblowers such as James Johnson (all  the while not going after so many other whistleblowers such as former legal regulator Kate Hammond, or former Attorney-Generals or former Supreme Court and High Court Judges, and all the while defying Supreme Court of Victoria orders by actively covering-up and refusing to even investigate open and shut cases of criminality and corruption against James Johnson’s false accusers).

James Johnson
Independent Federal Candidate for Lalor

Constitutional Human Rights Advocate

Solicitor and Barrister of the High Court of Australia

(Celebrating 25 Years of Legal Practice 1990 – 2010)

About JamesJohnsonCHR

Constitutional Human Rights Lawyer & Independent Federal Candidate for Lalor (Commonwealth of Australia). Advocating Smaller, Open Governments with Lower Taxes and Smaller, Faster, Better Bureaucracy. Also Advocating Justice & Politics Reforms. Defending Families & Civil Rights and Freedoms. I also blog at


19 thoughts on “Lawyerocracy on Trial, 21 May 2012

  1. This case would generate tremendous public national/international interest. I had no idea! Think of the journey of the great people who pursued the arduous roads to true freedom and the pursuit of truth; all of them were subjected to serious relentless, widespread, repression e.g, Suu Kyi. Your brilliance will shine through! Keep the fires burning, my fervent prayers for your success.

    Posted by Arlen Wood | May 6, 2012, 2:09 pm
  2. Dear James, would be great to form a register of MRA approved lawyer … Steve …


    Posted by stevewickenden | May 6, 2012, 6:15 pm
  3. I require urgent help and have been unduly taken for money that was paid to me in relation to the death of my son.
    I had a legal firm and because of the face that I said I felt pressured to sign documents that I did not comprehend and after they came to home to try and get me to settle my case and sign the documents when I was emotionally bed ridden and where the same legal firm sought a legal guardian for myself and after I had said I felt pressured they decided to withdraw acting for me and served me with a bill that ran just over a few hundred thousand.
    my understanding it was no win no fee and I was never served in the 6 years with any documentation regarding costs or otherwise!
    The law institute of Victoria said the matter was far to large for them to deal with and dismissed it.
    I was left with no representation in relation to my sons death where they had issued two writs and with no legal knowledge and proceed to go the supreme court and fight for the trial that was listed,I often went in there with a brave face but always with my mental health workers as I have a diagnosed of PTSD after the loss of my son,severe depression and so forth.
    I had the help of piltch and various other people with law knowledge help me and this case was regarded as a STALE case because there was not much money to be made.
    To get my file back I signed an agreement with my previous legal firm as I had nothing and they would not even give me the photos of my son as he lay with me in his last days and informed me they had a lien even over those,I kept fighting because my sons lost his life due to negligence and that loss gave me a life sentence.
    I had another legal firm offer to take on the battle for me and to me it was a great relief and felt that we had a chance,the Hospital and another department ended up settling and under legal instruction I was told to accept the offer of $50,000 all inclusive and that if I didn’t accept that offer,I would be left unrepresented in the supreme court listed for a 3 week trial…I asked what I owed out of that money regarding to the law firm representing me and told about $1000 dollars for out of pocket,but they would not be taking any more,nor was the QC that was a beautiful person be taking any money and I asked if I owed anyone else including my previous lawyers any money from it and was told no..
    The previous law firm had them put in a subpoena to take the whole $50,000 settlement before a supreme court judge that only weeks prior ,had sent me the transcript where this supreme court judge was saying this law firm was the best in Victoria and so forth and comparing my sons death in the paper, to his collingwood football team and that should have been front page and to me was disrespect, unethical and in favour to my previous lawyers to take such a dispute before someone that obviously knows him to speak so highly of him,saying they were the best in VICTORIA.

    The judgement was reserved for a week and came in today that the $50,000 medical negligence settlement that I received for the death of my son,now be given to my previous lawyers and awarded costs against me, despite the written agreement he had me sign and legal advice I was given.

    I have been told to appeal it would cost me $100,000 and who has that money when you have been given wrong legal advice,and when deals are struck that you do not agree with or want but have no choice and when you sign a document that states one thing and yet does another!

    I hope that someone hears our pleas and believe its a Human Rights matter and the law firms , need to be made accountable and the decision that was given was biased in every respect.
    Please Help us.

    Posted by Justice4all | May 15, 2012, 7:54 pm
  4. Mr. Johnson,

    Thank you so much for taking on this monumental and highly significant task. Yours is brave work, sir, and so important.

    Saluting you from the U.S.

    Paul Elam

    Posted by Paul Elam | May 16, 2012, 10:47 am
  5. Reblogged this on Paul Murray's Blog.

    Posted by Paul Murray | May 16, 2012, 11:31 am
  6. Thank you sir for doing this as this may send a message that the legal systems of the world especially Australia that corruption will no longer be tolerated. That other fine and truth seeking people and lawyers will look to your example for steps that need to be taken to ensure freedom and equality under the law.

    Many Blessings to you sir

    Posted by Fr Bob | May 16, 2012, 2:14 pm
  7. Good luck with your trial. My thoughts and wishes are with you.

    Posted by bluefacemra | May 17, 2012, 1:07 pm
  8. @21May12 It’s fast approaching. Your supporters wish you every success. Our thoughts will be with you during the trial.

    Posted by Arlen Wood | May 18, 2012, 2:22 am
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