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The requirements describing the appointment and functions of a Justice of the Peace in New South Wales are  prescribed in the Justice of the Peace Act 2002 (NSW)

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© State of New South Wales through the Department of Justice 2013, revised 2017. You may copy, distribute, display, download and otherwise freely deal with this work for any purpose, provided that you attribute the Department of Justice as the owner. However, you must obtain permission if you wish to (a) charge others for access to the work (other than at cost), (b) include the work in advertising or a product for sale, or (c) modify the work. This document has been prepared by the Department of Justice. It constitutes the guidelines issued by the Minister under section 8(2) of the Justices of the Peace Act 2002. While every care has been taken in relation to its accuracy, no warranty is given or implied. Further, it contains guidelines only and does not constitute legal advice. Persons making a decision about their legal rights and obligations in relation to matters addressed in this document should obtain their own independent advice and should not rely on this document to make a decision. The Department of Justice does not endorse or take responsibility for the contents of any publications that are referred to in this document which are not produced by the Department of Justice. This document is available on the website www.jp.nsw.gov.au and can be provided in alternative formats such as Braille, audiotape, large print or computer disk. For alternative formats contact: Appointments Services, Department of Justice, phone: (02) 8688 7487, TTY: (02) 8688 7733 (for people who are deaf or have a speech impairment), email: [email protected] State of New South Wales through the Department of Justice January 2017. You may freely deal with this work for any purpose other than profit.

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Issued under the Justices of the Peace Regulation 2014 (NSW)

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