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Justices of the Peace

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What is a Justice of Peace (JP)?

A JP is a member of the community appointed by the Governor-General to meet the needs of their community. They are “people of good standing in the community (which is not to be identified with material prosperity), who are respected as persons of good sense, character and integrity". Their work is an unpaid service not connected with their employment.

What to do if you need a JP

Check to see if a JP can help you  Find out what type of work JPs can do

  • JPs on the Dunedin campus
  • Wednesday JP service list
  • JPs in the community are listed in the yellow pages JPseal
  • On most Wednesdays from 9am to 3pm, there is a JP service in the Information Services Building, in the Ask Otago space. There is no need to make an appointment. Refer to the Wednesday JP Service List for dates.
  • Community JP's offer services at various times listed here
    Citizens Advice Bureau
    Rodgers House, Ground Floor 155 Princes St, Dunedin 9016
    JP clinic Saturday’s 10:00am – 12:00pm
    Ph: 03 471 6166
  • Friday morning JP service - 10am-12.30 at the  Dunedin Public Library in Moray Place. More information

Christine Groves is available for JP Services.
To make an appointment please email or telephone 9186855

Find a JP in  your area here

Justice of the Peace service desks in NZ are listed  here