RESOURCES HONORARY JUSTICES
The Justice of the Peace Resources page covers a number of areas on witnessing of documents, Statutory Declarations, Affidavits, Powers of Attorney, Medical Care Directive as well as additional information for RVAHJ Honorary Justices members as part of ongoing training and continuous professional development.
Please feel free to look through, print out and or download a copy of these resources for your use as a member of the RVAHJ. If you have any suggestions in regards to updated or additional material that would be useful to include please contact our Administration Officer Ms Cathy Owens who will pass on the information to our Training Committee for review.
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Branches & DSS Resources
The following resources are provided as support materials to assist both Branches & DSS’s and can be copied and used as required in advertising availability of services, etc.
DSS Roster Poster
COVID-19 Safe Plan – DSS
Public Notaries By Postcode Resource
Honorary Justices – General Information & Building Awareness Videos
Oaths - Affirmations Wording eResources
The following eResources are provided as reference materials for members to use when witnessing documents and need to have the specific wording for members to use and for the public to repeat where required. As smart phones are generally owned and carried by over 85% of members, the association is providing these as a download that you can use in your phone to use as and when needed…
Interactive Forms - Stat Dec & Affidavits
The following interactive resources are provided for use by Honorary Justices when witnessing documents with a simple format that is easy to read and use. The interactive layout of the forms makes it easier for clients to identify where to place information and fill it out as needed. These forms work well with remote witnessing with clients and enables them to be completed quickly. The interactive forms provided are Statutory Declaration, plus Certificate Page for Exhibits; Affidavit plus Certificate Page for Annexures and Commonwealth Stat Dec form. The association is providing these as a download that you can use as and when needed…
Lined RVAHJ Forms - Stat Dec & Affidavits
The following resources are provided for use by Honorary Justices when witnessing documents with a simple format that is easy to read and use. The layout of the forms makes is simple and easier for clients to use by identifying where to place information and fill it out as needed. The lined forms provided are Statutory Declaration, plus Certificate Page for Exhibits; Affidavit plus Certificate Page for Annexures and Commonwealth Stat Dec form. The association is providing these as a download that you can use as and when needed…
The following resources are provided as support materials to assist Branches to create and distribute press releases on news worthy items for your region and highlights the good work being done by Justices in the local community. These can be copied and used as required in advertising availability of services, etc.
Media Release Template
Media Release Sample
Audio Visual Resources
The following resources are provided as support materials to assist Branches when running audio visual sessions for branch meetings or remote witnessing sessions, eetc. and highlights the RVAHJ logo and relationship with Justices in the local community. These can be copied and used as required in your sessions as virtual backgrounds, etc.
Bail Justice Backgrounds
General Justice Backgrounds
Information Aide Resources
The following Information Aide Sheets are provided as support resource materials to assist Branches in providing members with additional professional development information to aide in their roles as authorised witnesses.
OmniBus Regulations 2020
Oaths & Affirmations
Power of Attorney / Advanced Care Directive
Voluntary Assisted Dying Directive
AHPRA Certifications Directive
Queensland Land Registry Directive
RVAHJ & Honorary Justices Introduction Resources
The following resources are provided as general information and background on Honorary Justices and your association (RVAHJ), to be presented to the general public or other associations, e.g. University of 3rd Age for information and improving the image and standing of Justices by and in the Victorian community.
Justices of the Peace in Action
An Introduction to RVAHJ
An Introduction to Honorary Justices
Honorary Justices – General Information Videos
Legislation Relevant to Honorary Justices
The revised Oaths & Affirmations 2018 Act became effective from the 1st March 2019. There have been a number of changes in reference to what is now mandatory or prescribed in regards to wording for swearing as well as for various forms. We recommend to review the attached resources below for education purposes.
One Page Information Aide Sheet
Summary of Wording as per the new Act
Powers Of Attorney - Advanced Care Directive - OPA Booklet - Forms
The revised Powers Of Attorney Act 2015 & 2017 Amendment brought a number of changes to the Enduring Powers Of Attorney (EPOA) as well as additional classifications on the type of powers that can be given, while at the same time protecting all at the same time.
As part of the ongoing change to update the Enduring Medical Powers of Attorney was replaced by the Advanced Care Directive (ACD) which was effective from March 2018. This was a major change as to how people can handle their medical treatment when they are not able to. We recommend to review the attached resources below for education purposes.
Take Control Booklet & EPOA / ACD Blank Forms
OPA (Office of Public Advocate) created a information booklet called Take Control which provides detailed information on EPOA & ACD for use by the public and also providing information as to what witnesses are needed and should do. The most recent (2021) Take Control booklets no long have the blank forms for these items included, they are only available as a separate download from the OPA site.
Take Control Booklet Download from Legal Aid Victoria
Order hard copies of Take Control booklet and download electronic copy – as your need:
Download – Legal Aid Victoria Resources
Blank Forms: Enduring Power of Attorney (EPOA) and Advance Care Planning related, individual forms can be download from links below:
i) Enduring Power of Attorney Forms
ii) Advance Care Directive Forms
Reference: Office of Public Advocate – https://www.publicadvocate.vic.gov.au/
Presentation Information – Powers of Attorney & Advance Care Directive
The resources below include an overview of the key changes and impacts for Honorary Justices which can be downloaded and printed as needed for reference.
One Page Information Aide Sheet
Summary of Key Points for EPOA & ACD
We are here to serve our members and if you have any suggestions or need of assistance please call 9525 7099 or Email: [email protected] to let us know how we can help to ensure that as Honorary Justices we all provide the highest quality of service in your community. Please visit “Our Team” page and admin officers for further info.