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Certificate Concerning Administration of Oath or Declaration

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There is a document in circulation created by the NZ Law Society in 2020 called a Certificate Concerning Administration of Oath and Declaration. It was created for lawyers to present to clients where the lawyer had taken a declaration via Zoom (or similar).  It is quite well described in this Article.  Note this document is NOT a Stat Dec.  To allow Justices to make themselves familiar with the document, a copy of the Certificate is available by clicking this LINK
 
The memorandum introducing the document has now been removed from the NZ Law Society’s website but the template is still available. Recent communications to AJPA indicate that Milford Asset is one company that is requiring this document to be completed.   Justices of the Peace are not required to complete this document as the current Epidemic Preparedness (Oaths and Declarations Act 1957) Immediate Modification Order 2020 is sufficient authorisation.