Administrative functions of a Justice of the Peace Justices of the Peace may exercise those powers given to them by legislation.
The most common duties of a Justice of the Peace include the:
witnessing of documents
swearing or affirming affidavits
certifying copies of original documents
Role of a Justice of the Peace A Justice of the Peace is not a volunteer. Justices of the Peace are appointed to a statutory office and as such there are certain obligations a Justice of the Peace must fulfil. These obligations are detailed in the JP Handbook and/or regulations for each jurisdiction.
This may include things such as:
perform your duties honestly, truthfully and conscientiously
must not exercise the powers of a justice for fee or reward
comply with the JP Code of Conduct
be contactable by persons seeking your services as a JP
treat personal information you come accross confidential