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  Justices of the Peace
A justice of the peace signing an acknowledgment or jurat on any document or instrument shall type, print, or stamp the name of the justice of the peace and state the expiration date of his or her commission on the document or instrument.
The fee is based upon the amount that the justice of the peace feels is sufficient payment for his services.
The justice of the peace is also entitled to.20/mile when traveling to swear in witnesses.
www.sos.nh.gov /justice.htm   (693 words)

  
  Chp335   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Statewide jurisdiction of the justices of the peace.
A justice of the peace may, with consent, be assigned to hold court in any part of the State and for that purpose, the jurisdiction of the justice of the peace shall be considered as statewide.
Salaries of the justices of the peace and the Chief Magistrate.
www.state.de.us /research/sessionlaws/ga141/chp335.shtml   (853 words)

  
 Information for Justices of the Peace
A Justice of the Peace who is not a clerk or assistant clerk may also solemnize marriages anywhere in the Commonwealth if he or she has been designated and qualified for such authority.
Justices of the Peace are public officials that have sworn an oath that to "bear true faith and allegiance to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and [to] support the constitution thereof." In Goodridge v.
However, a Justice of the Peace is disqualified from acting officially in connection with a transaction in which he or she has any personal interest in the subject matter of the oath.
www.mass.gov /?pageID=gov3modulechunk&L=1&L0=Home&sid=Agov3&b=terminalcontent&f=justice_of_peace&csid=Agov3   (894 words)

  
  Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Justice of the peace
The justice of the peace typically presides over a court that hears misdemeanor cases and other small cases of police infractions.
Historically, in England and in other common law jurisdictions, a justice of the peace was an unpaid local magistrate[?] appointed by royal commission to keep the peace within the jurisdiction they were appointed for.
The justice of the peace conducted arraignments in all criminal cases, and tried misdemeanors and infractions of local ordinances[?] and bylaws[?].
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/ju/Justice_of_the_peace   (311 words)

  
 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Justices of the Peace are appointed from the citizens of the jurisdiction in which they serve, and are (or were) usually not required to have a formal legal education in order to qualify for the office.
Justices of the Peace and Bail Justices are appointed to serve a semi-judicial function in all areas of the Victorian community.
In Arkansas, a Justice of the Peace is an elected official equivalent to a county commissioner or county supervisor.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=justice_of_the_peace   (2808 words)

  
 SSR 69-61
The facts in this matter are that the individual was elected in a township with a population in excess of 18,000 to the office of justice of the peace in Yellowstone County in the fall of 1956.
Marriage may be solemnized by either a justice of the supreme court, judge of the district court, justice of the peace, priest, or minister of the gospel of any denomination, or the mayor of any city.
When a justice of the peace does so, he is exercising the sovereign authority of the State pursuant to, and in accordance with, the authority vested in him by the law of the State.
www.ssa.gov /OP_Home/rulings/oasi/57/SSR69-61-oasi-57.html   (1340 words)

  
 Justice of the Peace Manual
A justice of the peace is elected from each justice precinct in the county to serve a four-year term, and until a qualified successor is elected.
The number of justice precincts in a county is determined by the population of the county, population of cities within a precinct and/or the county commissioners court.
A justice of the peace of a precinct in a county with a population of less than 30,000 may hold court in the county courthouse or another facility provided by the commissioners court for that purpose.
www.window.state.tx.us /lga/jpmanual02/ch01.htm   (2773 words)

  
 SSR 67-44
Justices of the peace are elected by the voters to serve a definite term.
Constables shall be ministerial officers of the courts held by justices of the peace in criminal cases, within their respective counties, and it shall be their duty to apprehend and bring to justice felons and disturbers of the peace within their respective counties.
It is the State's view, however, that constables and justices of the peace are not employees for purposes of social security coverage because they are not subject to sufficient control over the manner and method of performing their duties to be employees under the usual common-law rules for determining an employer-employee relationship.
www.ssa.gov /OP_Home/rulings/oasi/57/SSR67-44-oasi-57.html   (821 words)

  
 Vermont Secretary of State - Vermont Justices of the Peace   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A justice of the peace is not fully qualified to serve until he or she has taken the oath of office and the oath of allegiance and has filed a notarized copy of those oaths with the town clerk.
The oath may be given by any justice of the supreme court, superior judge, assistant judge, justice of the peace, judge of the district court, notary public (including the town clerk) or the presiding officer, secretary or clerk of either house of the general assembly or by the governor.
Justices of the peace sit as members of the town board for abatement of taxes to determine whether a taxpayer's tax obligation should be forgiven under certain circumstances.
www.sec.state.vt.us /municipal/pubs/jpguide2000.html   (7918 words)

  
 Peace and justice
Zion is a state of justice where culture, institutions, and personal relationships all honor the worth of persons and the restoration of the worth of all.
The purpose of the Peace and Justice Ministries office is to provide teaching ministry, resource development, and expanding networks of contacts for those interested in peace and justice.
If you are involved in peace and justice issues (human rights, conscientious objection, disarmament, environment, poverty, domestic violence, restorative justice/crime and punishment) and would like to network with others, please contact Andrew Bolton at abolton@CofChrist.org.
www.cofchrist.org /peacejustice/pj.asp   (950 words)

  
 Justices of the Peace. Justice for Queenslanders.
Justices of the Peace are the direct descendants of the ancient ‘justiciars’ who travelled throughout England hearing serious criminal cases.
Justice of the Peace (Qualified) have passed an exam on the administration of the law and their roles in it.
Justice of the Peace (Commissioner for Declarations) are those people who were JPs before November, 1991 and have not done the exam to become qualified.
www.justice.qld.gov.au /education/justice/jps.htm   (902 words)

  
 WASHINGTON COUNTY TENNESSEE JUSTICE OF THE PEACE FORM OF JUDGMENT AND EXECUTION DOCKET
Ferguson, R.S. (Justice of the Peace): 23, 31, 47, 49, 84, 93, 98, 103, 109, 110.
Hale, Landon C. (Justice of the Peace): 5-6, 10-11, 21, 23, 25-26, 31, 35-36, 50, 56, 64, 66, 81, 90, 94, 98, 100, 103, 105-106, 110.
McAdams, Samuel B. (Justice of the Peace): 1-3, 5-11, 14, 38-41, 43, 45-47, 49, 51, 54, 58-61, 66, 68, 72, 74-76, 78, 80-81, 83, 88, 107.
www.etsu.edu /cass/Archives/Collections/afindaid/a215.html   (1002 words)

  
 TAC: About Counties-County Official Information
The justice of the peace is the legal jurisdiction closest to the average citizen.
A justice of the peace may issue warrants for search and arrest, conduct preliminary hearings, administers oaths, perform marriages and serve as a coroner in counties where there is no provision for a medical examiner.
The justice court also functions as a small claims court in civil matters in which exclusive jurisdiction is not in district or county court and the amount in controversy does not exceed $5,000.
www.county.org /counties/desc_office/jpeace.asp   (245 words)

  
 Ministry of the Attorney General - Information on Becoming a Justice of the Peace   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A Justice of the Peace in Ontario is a judicial officer who is appointed by Order in Council under the authority of the Justices of the Peace Act, R.S.O. Justices of the Peace sit until age 70.
Justices of the Peace appointments require a responsible individual with integrity and the ability to understand and interpret relevant legislation and bylaws, knowledge and understanding of Ontario’s judicial system and process, excellent oral and written communication skills, sound interpersonal skills, good administrative skills and superior analytical ability combined with sound judgment.
A Justice of the Peace appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council; and
www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca /english/courts/How2JP.asp   (955 words)

  
 Langford v. Monteith, 102 U.S. 145, 12 Otto 145, 26 L.Ed. 53 (1880)
Of course, if this latter allegation be *146 true, neither the justice of the peace before whom the case was first tried, nor the District Court to which it afterwards came by appeal, had any jurisdiction over it.
            The record is imperfect, but it appears that an appeal was taken from the judgment of the justice of the peace to the District Court, and that the latter overruled the motion of the defendant to dismiss the case because the justice of the peace was without jurisdiction to try it.
            We are of opinion that the justice of the peace had no jurisdiction to try the case after the sworn answer of the defendant *148 was filed, and that it was his duty to certify it for primary trial to the District Court.
www.utulsa.edu /law/classes/rice/USSCT_Cases/LANGFORD_v_MONTEITH_102_145.HTM   (831 words)

  
 Joan B. Kroc Institute For Peace&Justice
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Peace and Justice Theatre: IPJ Speaker Series: "The Israelis and Palestinians: Prospects for Peace." Marcia Freedman, founding president of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom, served in the Knesset from 1973 through 1977, where she spoke for women's issues and raised concerns that had never been publicly discussed in Israel.
Brit Tzedek v'Shalom, the Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace, seeks to educate and mobilize American Jews in support of a negotiated two-state resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice is a proud member of the Alliance for Peacebuilding,a network of private and public organizations dedicated to conflict management and international peacebuilding.
peace.sandiego.edu   (603 words)

  
 Williamson County Justice Courts
Justice of the Peace Courts try misdemeanor criminal cases, including traffic violations for which no jail sentence is a part of the punishment.
Justice Court is a court that settles disputes over evictions, foreclosure of mortgages, deed restrictions, and others.
Justice Court also has jurisdiction over suits for foreclosure of mortgages and enforcement of liens on personal property where the amount in controversy is not more than $5,000.00, exclusive of interest.
wcportals.wilco.org /justice_courts   (6329 words)

  
 Peace Studies Minor: Overview
The Peace Studies Minor is an example of Xavier's commitment to educate students for a richly human response to contemporary life.
For the most part, Peace Studies minors simply give a Peace Studies focus to courses already required by the core or their major; it is possible, therefore, that Peace Studies students do not have to take any extra courses.
Peace Studies is an interdisciplinary field that has as its central concern the achievement of a peaceful and just world.
www.xu.edu /peace_justice/peace_studies/overview.htm   (817 words)

  
 Justice of the Peace
The office of the justice of the peace is a county office; however, the justices are elected by the town voters.
The justice of the peace used to perform important judicial functions in the towns, but this authority has largely been repealed, so that today justices of the peace play a very limited role in Vermont.
A Justice’s jurisdiction is not limited to their town or county when performing (discretionary) marriages and civil unions, but may do so anywhere within the boundaries of the State of Vermont.
www.shaftsbury.net /town_officers/elected/justice/justice.htm   (984 words)

  
 Justice of the Peace in the District Court
Justices of the Peace have no inherent jurisdiction and may exercise only those powers given to them by statute.
Although the office of Justice of the Peace does hold a status, the position is not an "honour" but one involving serious duties and responsibilities.
Justices have the important responsibility of assisting to preserve the rule of law.
www.justice.govt.nz /pubs/other/pamphlets/justices-peace/index.html   (330 words)

  
 Justices: High pay and power, no training
Parham, who also served as a pro-tem justice of the peace, said there are plenty of good non-lawyer justices and he doesn't think the job should require a law degree.
During his earlier term as Maryvale justice of the peace, Gastelum was criticized for occasionally bringing his two large dogs to court with him and for instigating a physical conflict between a former constable and a court security guard.
Justices serve four-year terms and not all are up for election at the same time.
www.azcentral.com /specials/special21/articles/0827jps0827.html   (1419 words)

  
 Chp079   (Site not responding. Last check: )
of the annual salary for a justice of the peace serving a second term.
In no event shall the total annual compensation of the retired justice equal the current annual salary for a justice of the peace serving a second term.
Each retired justice serving shall also be reimbursed for their travel necessarily incurred for the performance of such active duty as approval by the Chief Magistrate.
www.state.de.us /research/sessionlaws/ga141/chp079.shtml   (255 words)

  
 Nevada Revised Statutes: Chapter 68
NRS 68.030              Execution may issue on entry of judgment on docket of justice of the peace.
I certify that the foregoing is a correct abstract of a judgment rendered in the action in my court,................, or (as the case may be) in the court of................, Justice of the Peace, as appears by his docket, now in my possession, as his successor in office.
 From the time of entry of judgment on the docket of the justice of the peace, execution may be issued thereon by the justice of the peace to the sheriff of any county in the State, in the same manner and with like effect as if issued on a judgment of the district court.
www.leg.state.nv.us /Nrs/NRS-068.html   (369 words)

  
 "Justice Of The Peace" Defined & Explained
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE - Public officer invested with judicial powers for the purpose of preventing breaches of the peace,and bringing to punishment those who have violated the law.
After his arrest, the person charged is brought before the justice of the peace, and after bearing he is discharged, held to bail to answer to the complaint, or, for want of bail, committed to prison.
In some States, justices of the peace have jurisdiction in civil cases, given to them by local regulations.
www.lectlaw.com /def/j058.htm   (219 words)

  
 parents help: My parents were married in Georgia in 1943 by a justice of the peace. - Help.com
Peace is a state of harmony, the absence of hostility.
This term is applied to describe a cessation of or lapse in violent international conflict; in this international context, peace is the opposite of war.
The traditional political definition of peace and the very word itself originated among the ancient Romans who defined peace, pax, as absentia belli, the absence of war.
www.help.com /post/4300-my-parents-were-married-in-georgia   (1116 words)

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