Seven Justices of the Peace have been sworn into office, the ceremony conducted by Judge Philip Recordon in the Auckland District Court.
Family and friends of the new JPs were present, along with representatives of the Association led by President, Colin Davis. In congratulating our latest JPs, the President told the gathering that Justices of the Peace are quiet achievers. “JPs work tirelessly for their community. Don’t expect public recognition for your services, the appointment’s not an honour although you have been appointed because your community holds you in high regard”.
Those sworn in are Uzra Casuri Balouch of Albany, Sandra Maree Becroft of Wellsford, Stevan Lourie Cole of Hillcrest, Bernice Gail Judge, Kohimarama, Michael John Keech from Auckland Central, Donna Fay Mitchell of Milford and Jennifer Ekueta Tapu of Papatoetoe.
The new JPs were invited to join their nearest Support Group, undertake confidence-building with a mentor and play their part, rostered to one of the Service Desks.