About the lawyer
VICTOR JAMES ZAMMIT's BACKGROUND
James Zammit, B.A.(Psych.) (Univ.of NSW), Grad. Dip.Ed.( Syd. Coll. Adv. Educ
now Univ.Tech.Syd.), M.A. (Legal Hist.,Constl. Law)(Univ.of NSW), LL.B.(Univ.of
NSW), Ph.D., lawyer, Euro-Australian, is a retired attorney
(solicitor/barrister) of the Supreme Court of the New South Wales and the High
Court of Australia.
CAREER AS A LAWYER– Very Brief Details
Victor’s admission as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales (admitted on 22nd July 1977) and the High Court of Australia (from 19th September 1977) – are a matter of governmental and lawyers’ records. Victor was first registered as a student-at-law with the Barristers Admission Board, Supreme Court on 26th September 1973, registration number 65196.
Victor worked as an attorney in the Local Courts, District and Supreme Courts in Sydney and then more recently he became a Company Law consultant and a lecturer in Corporations Law and Property Law (primarily for work referrals).
In the State of New South Wales, most Australian States - as well as in Canada - the legal profession is "fused" which means that a lawyer can be either a solicitor or barrister both of which are known as attorneys and can practice law in all jurisdictions including the Supreme Court.
One particular significant legal matter Victor was involved in was the R v Borg case in 1979 when he, with another lawyer, were amongst the first to successfully use ‘dissociative reaction to provocation’ as a defence to murder at the District Court in Parramatta before Mr Justice Yeldham. This is a matter of public record and the case was also reported in The Sydney Morning Herald, a mainstream newspaper in the State of
In November 1978 the Premier of the State of New South Wales’, Mr Neville Wran Queen’s Counsellor, - the equivalent to a State Governor in the United States - appointed Victor with exclusive powers, authority and jurisdiction to enquire into the hostage shooting of Abou-Ali who was an innocent bystander and was taken as a hostage by an armed bank robber Dragosevich. The enquiry was to find out who shot dead the innocent hostage – the police or the bank robber.
This procedure was similar to a formal Enquiry
Commission. It was one of the most sensational and most controversial cases ever
In the early years Victor worked part time with a law enforcement agency, including the police prosecution.
For a number of years Victor had his own law practice at
In his work as a lawyer Victor says he soon became a 'professional skeptic' since in he was never in a position to believe anyone unless the client had objective evidence to support the client’s claims.
AS AN AUTHOR
Victor Zammit wrote A LAWYER PRESENTS THE CASE FOR THE
AFTERLIFE (National Library of
For the last eleven years he has sent out a weekly Friday Afterlife Report to thousands of subscribers around the world.
HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVITIES
mainstream national newspaper Telegraph Dec 22nd 1980 reports that Victor
organized human rights demonstrations outside the United States Consulate, in
Park Street, Sydney to protest against the Ayatollah Homeini taking American
hostages in Iran in 1979. Victor organized over a hundred human rights public
meetings in the period 1970-1980.
The mainstream newspaper The Sydney Morning Herald published a report ‘
On three occasions within six months Victor debated the brilliant lawyer John Dowd A.O., Q.C., (later a Supreme Court Judge and University Chancellor at Southern Cross University) on A Bill of Rights for Australia. Previously, the Honorable John Dowd was also the Leader of the conservative political Liberal Party (NSW -1981-83) and later Attorney General (1988-91).
The first debate was held at the
AT SPEAKERS' CORNER: Mostly during his student days,
Victor for some eight years years was also a public park orator at
Sydney's Domain Speakers' Corner
and London's Hyde Park Speakers Corner
The record shows that Victor did (and still does) volunteer work in legal aid and legal referral. For over a decade 1970-1980 on Sundays Victor volunteered his professional services as meetings co-ordinator and chairperson at the 'Wayside Theatre' at Potts Point,
Victor was initially suspicious of the New Age Movement for what appeared to be its blatant commercial exploitation of people’s basic instinctual tendency for spiritual development. However after many years as an open-minded skeptic he had a number of repeated psychic/mediumistic experiences which set him questioning, reading and researching.
scientific criterion, Victor was able to select that information which could
withstand and pass the many rigid tests of repeatability and objectivity.
AFTERLIFE WRITER AND RESEARCHER
Victor is now a full time writer and researcher on
empirical evidence for the afterlife. His book is being accessed by thousands of
people from around the world including all the English speaking countries and
SPONSORED ONE MILLION DOLLARS CHALLENGE
Since 2001 Victor has put on his website a sponsored one million dollars challenge to anyone in the world who could show that the afterlife evidence is not valid. Eight years later, no scientist, no physicist, no biologist, no psychologist, no empiricist, no skeptical debunker - no one has been able to beat the challenge from anywhere around the world. The million dollars sponsorship will lapse in the year 2025.
journalist/writer Since 2002 Victor has had a regular half page column in the
newspaper Psychic World and is its Australian representative: Psychic World
Publishing Co. Ltd.
Victor was interviewed by Francis Wilkins, journalist, about his empirical afterlife research for the ultra conservative Australian lawyers’ journal LAWYERS’ WEEKLY (N.S.W) 27th April 2001.
rodiehr April 2012
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