Jean Sorensen|May 18, 2017
The Law Society of B.C. has advised members not to notarize documents that may be presented at their office by Organized Pseudolegal Commercial Argument litigants.
"We advise lawyers to recognize OPCA litigants and recommend that lawyers refuse to notarize their documents and not further their attack on legitimate court processes, authority and staff," the LSBC advised in its spring 2017 Benchers' Bulletin.
OPCA litigants consider themselves “sovereign or natural citizens” or members of the Freeman-on-the-Land movement or “de-taxers.” They argue that Canada's laws do not pertain to them as they eschew any government documentation or identity. Instead, they claim the only true law stems from the Bible. The movements, rooted in the U.S., are led by gurus, or leaders, who host seminars on how to avoid complying with Canada's laws.