From the December 2000 Idaho Observer:

Illegal lawyer monopoly specified in RCW

In June, 1998, we published a well-researched article by Hari Heath which proves, in Idaho State Code, that attorneys do not have a “license” to practice law; that they have only a certificate as a trade association member in good standing. It is likely that an attorney has similar standing in most, if not all of the 50 states.

Below are entries found in the Revised Code of Washington as contributed by IO subscriber Terry O'Donnell of Chesaw, Wash. The last line of the severability clause is particularly enlightening.

Rendered into state law is recognition that the Act which gave the Washington State Bar Association its “standing” in state courts would have been passed whether it was determined to be legal or not. Justice system activists from the several states are encouraged to check their own state codes which gave power to the state bar.

How could the 'justice' system become so utterly lawless?

To answer the question, one only needs to look at the foundational legislative acts which gave birth to the lawlessness in the first place.

RCW 2.48.010

Objects and powers.

There is hereby created as an agency of the state, for the purpose and with the powers hereinafter set forth, an association to be known as the Washington State Bar Association, hereinafter designated as the state bar, which association shall have a common seal and may sue and be sued, and which may, for the purpose of carrying into effect and promoting the objects of said association, enter into contracts and acquire, hold, encumber and dispose of such real and personal property as is necessary thereto.

[1933 c 94 § 2; RRS § 138-2.]


Severability -- 1933 c 94: “If any section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this act or any rule adopted thereunder, is for any reason held unconstitutional, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this act nor of any other rule adopted hereunder.

The legislature hereby declares that it would have passed this act, and each section, subsection, sentence, clause and phrase thereof, irrespective of the fact that any one or more sections, subsections, sentences, clauses or phrases be declared unconstitutional.” [1933 c 94 § 17.] (emphasis added)

Short title -- 1933 c 94: “This act may be known and cited as the State Bar Act.” [1933 c 94 § 1.]

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