RVAHJ COVID-19 Advice for Honorary Justices & Vaccinations
RVAHJ has provided regular updated advice for all Honorary Justices through all the shut down periods and directives and vaccination policy from the HJSS. To find out about these advice’s as well as revised office operating conditions during shut down periods and stages 3 & 4 restrictions please visit our Blog posts at: Updated Blog Posts & Advice . There are regular updates as conditions change, so check back regularly to find out more.
Inaugural Training Session March 2021
Our first face to face training for more than 12 months was held on Saturday 20th March 2021. It was run in conjunction with the Annual Awards and Dinner event, a new initiative for all Honorary Justices to attend to get the latest information and to ask those burning questions that we all have. The training was also split into 2 streams after lunch, i.e. Bail Justices and Justices of the Peace focused on specific issues and information for each. The event was attended with over 130 Honorary Justices on the day, and resources from the session are available on request, just contact our Elwood office for more details. We also had HJSS Manager presenting providing an update on the current and planned activities. If you are interested then contact us at [email protected] for more details….you can also find out more by viewing the pictures, by Clicking Here
RVAHJ Certified Trainers – Inaugural Training Session Nov 2109
Our first RVAHJ Certified Trainers graduated at our ‘train the trainers’ workshop on Saturday 2nd November 2019. We now have a total of 9 certified trainers who are able to provide training across the areas of “Powers of Attorney, Advanced Care Directive, Oaths and Affirmations, Voluntary Assisted Dying, What is a Honorary Justice and Overview of Your Association RVAHJ”. It was a great day with a lot of exchange of information and experiences over the course of the day. We are looking to run another training workshop regionally around Swan Hill / Mildura way with already a number of people already booked. If you are interested then contact us at [email protected] and we will see you there….you can find out more by viewing the pictures, by Clicking Here
Annual Dinner 2021
Our recent annual dinner during March 2021 was one of the best ever attended with a number of new awards for Life Members, Special Appreciation awards for remote witnessing services and 10 to 45 years of service to the community and supporting the association given out. It was a great night for all those who attended to hear the guest speakers and the music from a local 2 piece band. We also had this year two extremely interesting, relevant and entertaining key note speakers (Treasurer & Assistant Commissioner Police) provide their perspective of the role of Honorary Justices that was well appreciated by all…you can find out more by viewing the pictures, by Clicking Here
Annual Dinner 2020
Due to the Covid-19 extended shutdowns over the year, the annual dinner was cancelled and combined with a expanded event including Training and Annual Dinner in 2021.
Annual Dinner 2019
Our recent annual dinner during August 2019 was well attended with a number of new awards for 10 & 15 years of service to the community and supporting the association given out. It was a fun night for all those who attended, and received their individual awards and recognition. We also had a very interesting key note speaker supporting the role of Honorary Justices that was well appreciated by all…you can find out more by viewing the pictures, by Clicking Here
Annual Dinner 2018
Our recent annual dinner during August 2018 was another great evening for all those who attended, and received awards and recognition for their service to the community, while supporting the association.
We also had a very interesting key note speaker that was enjoyed by all…you can find out more by viewing the pictures, by Clicking Here
Annual Dinner 2017
Our recent annual dinner during August 2017 was another great evening for all those who attended, and received awards and recognition for their service to the community, while supporting the association.
We also had a very interesting key note speaker for the evening, as we have had every year…you can find out more by viewing the pictures, by Clicking Here
Annual Dinner 2016
Our recent annual dinner at the end of 2016 was another year of standing room only, with all tickets being snapped up by members.
We managed to get another great key note speaker…you can find out more by viewing the pictures, by Clicking Here
Peer Support Programs
The RVAHJ has developed support programs to assist all Honorary Justices for when they are needing assistance. These programs can be accessed by all Justices of the Peace (JP) and Bail Justices (BJ) irrespective of whether they are association members.
JP Confreres Peer Support Network – is now available, Click Here
BJ Peer Support Program – is now available, Click Here
The next edition of our RVAHJ Magazine – Custodes is now available, read the latest edition online, by Clicking Here
Find out the latest news to keep update through the RVAHJ E-News online, by Clicking Here
Lost for gift ideas, then take a look at what we have on offer at the RVAHJ store, by Clicking Here
Notary Public Link
Are you need of a Notary Public rather than a Honorary Justice (JP & BJ) for overseas documents, then you can find one in your area by looking at the ‘Find a Notary’ page by, Clicking Here
Consulates In Australia Link
There are a number of different documents needed by various countries that require attestation by a authorised witness, sometimes a Justice of the Peace, a Notary Public or others. We recommend contacting the relevant consulate or embassy to confirm the specific requirements for the type of documentation that is needed to be witnessed. DFAT (Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade) provides a comprehensive Consular Listing for all countries in Australia…to find out more, Click Here
RVAHJ has always provided the voice for BJ’s and JP’s to support the community within Victoria. In doing so it has kept members updated of any changes for Honorary Justice’s duties as well as providing training and support. All RVAHJ branches provide a non- threatening and supportive role to members, an opportunity to discuss experiences. Our popular Custodes magazine and E News continues to deliver excellent and immediate information and I can only recommend highly to all of the ongoing support the RVAHJ provides to its Members.
RVAHJ provides great support to Honorary Justices for any questions they may have as well as keeping us updated to changes that are made to legislation, which we have had a number since 2014; and more importantly on how to interpret and apply it practically to support the needs of Victorian community.
I have been with the RVAHJ for over 25 years as the admin officer and the main point of contact for members, as well as being a JP during this time. When I speak to members about any questions they may have, I am able to provide practical answers based on my own experience as a JP. The RVAHJ provides for members the benefit and comfort of knowing that should they be confronted with an unusual matter then the RVAHJ is just a phone call away ready to assist with answers.
The RVAHJ, for over 100 years has and continues to offer great ongoing support to all Honorary Justices, particularly in providing guidance to sorting out difficult procedural issues, ongoing education, support and is always ready and able to defend the position and rights of its members.