This continues the series, “What is an Attorney?” (go to that category for prior posts).
“Attorney” means attorney, professional law association, corporation, or partnership, authorized under applicable law to practice law.
(Black’s Law Dictionary, sixth Ed., West Publishing Co., 1990). This definition begs the question: what is the applicable law for an “attorney” to be able to practice law? I’ll follow up on that in a later post, but here are some preliminary comments.
How many Advocates are practicing in Minnesota courts, who have not been admitted to the practice of law? (See definition of advocate at Part 4 of this series).
“Advocates” are common in domestic-abuse-type courts. They claim their conversations are privileged (like an attorney-client privilege, I guess), and they argue their client’s cause, even appear in court for them. Has the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility ever investigated any of those Advocates? Me thinks not. Has any of them ever been investigated for practicing law without a license? Again – don’t think so.
Is a law license even unnecessary? Or – are the ‘domestic abuse’ advocates treated more favorably because of their viewpoint?
Do we live in a state where practicing law/advocating a client’s cause without a license is the safest way to go – because then the OLPR cannot claim jurisdiction over you? This is a sad testament to how sick that system has gotten. And we, the Public, are entitled to reform government. See Art. I, sec. 1 of the Minnesota Constitution.
OBJECT OF GOVERNMENT. Government is instituted for the security, benefit and protection of the people, in whom all political power is inherent, together with the right to alter, modify or reform government whenever required by the public good.
We are tired of a system that just protects insiders – and those who cow tow to them. The Public does not want to pay for a sick system where insiders stay in power by vilifying attorneys who POINT OUT PROBLEMS IN THE SYSTEM, and targeting them for a take-down. The Public, quite simply, does not want to pay for that anymore.
Who would want a law license in Minnesota? After what I have been through – gosh, I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone. Apparently, it just paints a target on your chest.
Time for change.
May 15, 2013. No deriviative works are authorized by copyright holder(s).