NSW Justices Association Inc community JP desks are in the process of reopening. The updated list appears on the COMMUNITY DESK PAGE.
The following important information has been posted on the Attorney General's JP website.
From April 11th 2019 all NSW JPs are required to register for the new JP ONLINE portal.
All NSW JPs are now required to have access to a valid email address as this will be the only way the department will communicate with JPs.
The JP ONLINE portal is where a current NSW JP will complete the JP KNOWLEDGE ASSESSMENT prior to applying for reappointment.
An application for re-appointment can only proceed once the JP has gained a 100% pass mark on the JP Knowledge Assessment. Once you have completed the knowledge assessment you are required to complete an application for re-appointment. If you are a community based JP you will need to write a statement of less than 2,000 words stating why your community JP appointment should be continued. If you are an employment-based JP you are required to submit a letter of support from your employer.
Once you have completed the assessment and application process you can continue to perform JP functions until the a determination. (Justices of the Peace Act 2002 No 27, Part 2, Section 4 (4))
Applications for a new JP must complete the knowledge assessment BEFORE they can proceed with the application.
For further information visit www.jp.nsw.gov.au
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
2021 NSWJA Meeting
1) Advisory Meeting
Saturday 18th September 2021
Guildford Leagues Club, 25-55 Tamplin Rd, Guildford NSW
2021 NSWJA Meeting
2) Annual General Meeting and Annual State Conference
Saturday 20th November 2021
Venue to be determined
The NSWJA will protect the rights and enhance the opportunities of its member JPs in their voluntary service to the public.
Justices of the Peace voluntarily serving the people of New South Wales.
WHO WE ARE
The NSW Justices Association, established in 1911, is a professional association for Justices of the Peace in New South Wales. It is a non-sectarian, non-political and non-profit organisation with more than 2,800 members.
There are twenty-three Branches, which usually hold monthly meetings, and a number of Support Groups, which generally meet every three months.
The New South Wales Justices Association is affiliated with the Magistrates Association of Great Britain.
WHAT WE DO
The aims and objectives of the NSWJA are to promote, protect and assist the rights, character and interests of Justices of the Peace in New South Wales, to keep them informed, and to advise them on their duties. The Association is the advocate for all JPs in New South Wales, and has established cooperative working links with the New South Wales State Government.
The NSWJA produces a journal three times a year. With articles of relevance, this journal keeps JPs up to date, for example, when any changes are made to the roles, duties or relevant laws. The Association offers a training program, and since the year 2000 has organised an annual conference.
The Association encourages academic achievement and awards prizes in Administrative Law within the Faculties of Law at the University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales.
An exclusive range of merchandise, some of which is available only to members, is offered by the Association. Rubber stamps at discounted prices, are very popular.
CODE OF MEETING PRACTICE
The Code of Meeting Practice now appears as Schedule 1 of the NSWJA Constitution.
At the Extraordinary General Meeting of the NSWJA held on 30th June 2018 a number of Special Resolutions were adopted to amend the Constitution.
The constitution has now been approved and registered with the NSW Office of Fair Training and took effect as from June 30th 2018.
A copy of the updated consitution is available by selecting this link.