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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

Find out what type of work JPs can do

For JP enquires on the University of Otago Campus, please contact:

AskOtago
Email ask@otago.ac.nz
Tel 0800 80 80 98

More information on JPs in Dunedin:

Wellington Campus students

Christine Groves is available for JP Services.

To make an appointment, please email christine.groves@otago.ac.nz or telephone +64 4 918 6855

Christchurch, Southland and Auckland Campus students

Find a Justice of the Peace in your area

View a list of the Justice of the Peace service desks in NZ