JPs are here, there and everywhere!

JPs are here, there and everywhere!

There is no shortage in Canberra  of places to access the services of a JP. Our latest site, at the Majura Park Shopping Centre, offers the complete range of JP services, and is open on Fridays from 12 noon to 2.00 pm. It’s all for free and there is no need to...
Members’ Seminar – Saturday 16 June

Members’ Seminar – Saturday 16 June

Our next Members’ Seminar is on Saturday 16 June at the ACT Legislative Assembly Reception Room. We will start at 10.00 am and aim to be finished by noon. Our guests speaker will be from the Australian Border Force. Further details will be posted closer to the...
Justice Matters – March 2018

Justice Matters – March 2018

The March 2018 issue of our journal Justice Matters has been published. There’s new guidance about statutory declarations, advice on whether JPs should obtain Working With Vulnerable People registration, an update on witness addresses on documents, and a call...
Is your information on the JP Register correct?

Is your information on the JP Register correct?

Access Canberra maintains a public register of all ACT Justices of the Peace. It is important that your details are recorded correctly on the Register. The JP Register is a key means for members of the public to locate a Justice of the Peace; the on-line Register may...
A letter to JPs from Access Canberra

A letter to JPs from Access Canberra

Access Canberra wrote recently to all ACT Justices of the Peace (on or around 8 February 2018). The letter has been reproduced here as a convenience for JPs. Ms Vesna Cvjeticanin, Senior Manager, Access Canberra said ‘Your role as a JP is highly appreciated in...
Working With Vulnerable People

Working With Vulnerable People

The Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 (the WWVP Act) aims to reduce the risk of harm or neglect to vulnerable people* in the ACT. The WWVP Act requires those who work or volunteer with vulnerable people to have a background check and be...
Signing Centres over the Christmas break

Signing Centres over the Christmas break

Some of our Signing Centres will be closed over the Christmas festive season, while our JPs take a short break. A list of the dates the Signing Centres will be closed is available here. Outside these few days, our JPs will be more than happy to help you with all your...
Another good year for the Association

Another good year for the Association

In her Christmas message to members, President Beverly Alley said “2017 has been another good year for the Association, continuing a trend that is particularly rewarding for those who have contributed to raising the profile of JPs in the community and the standard of...
Reports from the President and Treasurer

Reports from the President and Treasurer

President Beverly Alley reported to members at the AGM in November 2017 on another excellent year for the Association. ‘We are confident the Association is meeting the needs of members’ Beverly told the members at the AGM. ‘And our growing network of...
Our new Executive

Our new Executive

Our 2018 Executive Committee was elected at the AGM on 4 November 2017. Members unanimously supported the nominations received, and our Executive Committee was elected unapposed. The Association continues to offer excellent support to our JP community, under the...