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Use of the Letters "J.P."

Ric Carlyon - Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Association has recently received several expressions of concern regarding the use of the letters 'JP' and/or the words 'Justice of the Peace' by JPs who are also marriage/civil union celebrants.

From time to time we also receive complaints about other professionals using the letters 'JP' and/or the words 'Justice of the Peace'.

In 2010 the Royal Federation conference discussed and agreed on guidelines for the use of 'JP' and/or 'Justice of the Peace'.  These guidelines can be found in the members' section of  the Association's website.

All JPs are reminded that the letters ‘JP’ or the words 'Justice of the Peace' should never give the impression of furthering trade, business or professional interests.

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