Information for JPs
Before you perform any further functions as a JP, please take the time to read the new JP handbook. It is available for free download. Every procedure has changed in some way. There is more thorough guidance, additional tips to avoid common risks, and answers to all your frequently-asked questions.
Regrettably the new JP handbook contains an error in the footnotes on pages 8, 17, 22 and 30. Contrary to those footnotes, a NSW JP does have the authority to witness any statutory declaration made for use in South Australia, as well as an affidavit for proceedings in a South Australian court.
The Department sincerely regrets this error and any inconvenience it may have caused, but is confident that the new JP handbook is otherwise an accurate and reliable source of guidance for NSW JPs. .
Issue 3 of JP News, the official newsletter for JPs in NSW, was sent to all JPs by email or post during January and February. It highlighted key changes in the new JP Handbook and other matters of interest to JPs.
You can read Issue 3 and previous issues on this website.
The review of the JP Code of Conduct is now complete. The updated version of the Code of Conduct comes into effect on 1 May 2014.
You can read and download a copy of the updated Code of Conduct at this website.