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
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…
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
Oaths & Affirmations 2018 Act
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 2015 & Advanced Care Directive 2018
The revised Powers Of Attorney Act 2015 & 2017 Amendment brought a number of changes to enduring powers 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 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.
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 Cathy 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.