Justice of the peace information session planned in Port Lincoln

READ UP: Gloria Duurland is inviting people to learn more about becoming a justice of the peace in the community. Photo: Jarrad Delaney
READ UP: Gloria Duurland is inviting people to learn more about becoming a justice of the peace in the community. Photo: Jarrad Delaney

A need for more justices of the peace in the community has prompted a call out for people to learn how to serve their community as one in an information session this Thursday.

The Southern Eyre Group of Justices is inviting people to learn how they can become a justice of the peace at a half hour information session at the Grand Tasman Hotel on November 25 at 5.30pm.

People will get the chance to learn about the process of becoming a justice, what is required and what duties are involved in the role.

Royal Association of Justices of South Australia president Gerry Guerin will also be in attendance.

Southern Eyre Group chairperson Gloria Duurland said there was a need for justices in the community.

"Due to COVID, people are finding it difficult to locate a justice of the peace," she said.

"We have a number of justices of the peace who, because of COVID who are not active and we determined we would like to hold a public meeting for anyone interested in becoming a justice of the peace."

Ms Duurland said justices of the peace acted as an independent and impartial witness to documents people made for legal or official purposes, such as statutory declarations, affidavits and certification of copies of documents and recruitment and registration was managed by the Attorney General's Department in SA.

She said due to COVID registration was essential and anyone interested should contact Deb Sykes on 0414 848 886 before Monday, November 22.

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