At MCW Lawyers we offer both Justice of the Peace (JP) and Public Notary services for the community.
Justices of the Peace (JPs) are volunteers appointed by the Governor of New South Wales. The primary role of a JP is to witness a person making a statutory declaration or affidavit, and to certify copies of original documents. JPs come from all sections of the community and are available across NSW.
Public Notaries Notaries are appointed by the Supreme Court pursuant to the Public Notaries Act 1997 (NSW) and the Public Notaries Appointment Rules 1998. Applicants must be lawyers of at least 5 years standing who complete the prescribed Notarial Practice Course and apply through the Legal Profession Admission Board (the Board). Upon appointment, the name of the Notary is entered on the Roll of Public Notaries maintained by the Board.