RETIRED Justices of the Peace are now able to maintain their titles, even after they stop providing the service.
They can now use the title JP (Retired) if they served as a JP for at least 10 years provided they continue to comply with the code of conduct, but will not appear on the NSW public register of Justices of the Peace or be authorised to exercise JP functions.
JPs serve as independent witnesses to documents people use for official or legal purposes and can certify a copy of an original document is true and accurate.
There are more than 400 JPs listed in Orange.
NSW Attorney-General Mark Speakman said the move would ensure JPs continued to be acknowledged.
"Justices of the Peace help people at key moments in their lives, such as when they enrol their children in school, buy a house, or access their superannuation," he said.
Active JPs can be found at www.jp.nsw.gov.au.
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