Preparing for a Common Law Court

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 Steps

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:

  1. Download and read this article, and follow the 12 steps: 
    Legal Procedures & Court Protocol
  2. Issue a Public Notice of Claim of Right — Also called a Statement of Claim: 
    Upload a Statement of Claim — Write your statement and then upload it.
  3. 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. 
  4. You can hold a public meeting or a common law court anywhere; in public halls (never in government buildings though), or at someone’s home, out in a field, or even at a public park. 
  5. After the court registrar announces to the assembly that everything is ready to convene a court, he will select 12 jurors from the community. He may choose from the assembly members, but if not he may select people at random and summon them to sit on the jury. Once chosen, a juror may not decline except under exceptional circumstances, such as illness or mental impairment.
  6. The court adjudicator’s job is to keep the court under control, to ensure the proceedings are moving forward, and he/she may even ask questions if the plaintif (also called a Claimant) or defendant are not providing information needed for the jury to make a decision. A Court Adjudicator should have some knowledge of the law, such as a JP or Notary Public. However, this is not a requirement, and anyone may be chosen as an Adjudicator.
  7. A Claimant: 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 when you ask them as you present your case, but they cannot speak directly to the court or jury.
  8. A Defendant: Only the person summoned to answer a Claim can defend the charges against them. They, too, may have an advisor to sit with them and answer questions, but the advisor may not speak directly to the court or jury.
  9. 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 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 plaintif finds new evidence after a case has already been closed, they may present a new Statement of Claim for consideration.
  10. The common law assembly may choose a Court Sheriff, either elected from the community or delegated from among existing peace officers already elected by the common law assembly. 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 also serves summons, and may arrest anyone who has committed a crime. The Sheriff may also be directed by the jury to 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. Click here to learn more
  11. 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.

Step-by-Step Process

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If you need help to arrange anything, click here to contact us and we will do whatever we can to facilitate your call for justice.

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