JPs provide a vital community service

JPs provide a vital community service

Volunteer JPs at the 12 public Signing Centres managed by the ACT Justices of the Peace Association helped 9,100 people and witnessed 40,000 documents during 2016-17 – an average of 175 people and 760 signatures each week. (This doesn’t include the...
Justice Matters – July 2017

Justice Matters – July 2017

The July 2017 issue of our journal Justice Matters has been published. There’s guidance about witnessing an Enduring Power of Attorney, how to interview the principal, and news about  JP stamps. And were are after a couple of volunteers – a statistician to...
Members’ Seminar – Saturday 29 July

Members’ Seminar – Saturday 29 July

Our next Members’ Seminar is on Saturday 29 July at the ACT Legislative Assembly Reception Room. It will kick off at 10.00 am and wrap-up around noon. Our guest presenter is Sonia Di Mezza, Deputy Chief Executive of the ACT Disability, Aged and Carers Advocacy...
Members’ Seminar – 22 April 2017

Members’ Seminar – 22 April 2017

Our next Members’ Seminar is on Saturday 22 April at the ACT Legislative Assembly Reception Room. It will kick off at 10.00 am and wrap-up around noon. Our guest presenter is Gregory Burn, Deputy Public Trustee and Guardian, who will discuss Powers of Attorney...
Justice Matters – March 2017

Justice Matters – March 2017

The March 2017 issue of our Journal, Justice Matters, has just been published. The journal is packed with information to help you in your role.  It includes a ‘heads up’ on  recent changes to the Powers of Attorney Act, plus much more. Check your inbox or...
Our newest JP Signing Centre

Our newest JP Signing Centre

The Association opened its newest JP Signing Centre in the Civic Library on Monday 6 March. A JP will be attend from noon until 2.00 pm every Monday to offer a full range of JP services. All for free! No appointment needed.
Put these dates in your diary!

Put these dates in your diary!

The dates for Association seminars and meetings have all been settled. A Calendar of Events for 2017 was sent to members recently. Our Members’ Seminars are a perfect way to top up your professional development and meet your fellow JPs. No matter how long you...
We have room for you!

We have room for you!

We have  room for you on the Executive Committee. We have a vacancy on the Executive following our AGM in November. So, do you want to be active in the ‘engine room’ and have a say in our future? New voices are always welcome, and we would love to hear from you if you...
Changes to the Powers of Attorney Act

Changes to the Powers of Attorney Act

The Powers of Attorney Act 2006 was amended effective from 1 September 2016. There are a number of changes you should be aware of. Most of the amendments affect Enduring Powers of Attorney. The amendments are to remove barriers to people with impaired decision-making...
How about joining the Executive?

How about joining the Executive?

Are you interested in joining the Executive – to be active in the ‘engine room’ and have a say in our future? Can you help the Executive in other ways? A key part of the Annual General Meeting on 5 November is the election of the Executive for...