The Council of the Auckland Justices of the Peace Association met for the final time for the year on December 13th, 2023.
- The final swearing-in ceremony for 2023 took place on December 11th with ten new Justices sworn in.
- There were 16,141 clients seen at Service Desks in November (compared to 15,450 in October) but the total number of transactions was similar at 47,500.
- Auckland Association now has 80% of its members accredited – a good milestone towards the necessary 100%. 91 individuals achieved or renewed their accreditation following the online course in early December.
- Council heard that a number of complaints have been received recently concerning the poor attitude of some Justices on Service Desks. It was apparent that there are high level of stress and anxiety in our communities and Justices are reminded to maintain a calm and pleasant attitude when dealing with clients.
- Council selected four members to receive sponsorship to attend the Royal Federation’s annual conference, to be held in Wellington March 1-3 2024. These Justices have all agreed to undertake additional roles in 2024.
- A ‘gremlin’ recently discovered in our website has messed with communications to the Registrar and Treasurer. We apologise to those who have attempted to make contact, and received no response. Please try again.
- JP Locator now allows Justices to select whether they would like to be contacted by phone call (the default) or txt message. If you would rather have clients send you a txt please inform the Registrar.
- The majority of our members have responded to invoices, and paid their membership subscriptions on time: thank you. However, 93 members have yet to pay their membership subscription of $55 for the current year which runs from 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2024 (payment due 1 July 2023). Please make this payment as soon as possible. If you have misplaced your invoice please contact our Treasurer here.
- Planning for HUB training sessions in 2024 is underway, with content to be based on the feedback provided by attendees in 2023. The training team proposes to hold two evening HUB sessions and one HUB on a weekday morning in addition to the weekend sessions. As always Justices are invited to attend any of the sessions on offer at a time and place convenient to them. Dates will be publicised early in the new year.