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an officer appointed to a particular county by the crown to bring cases before the court and hear them. Over the years the legal and civil responsibilities of the justices grew and thus the number of justices needed in each county. Like the jurors, justices had to meet a property qualification. Thus they could only be recruited from among the landed gentry
A magistrate of the lowest level of certain state court systems, having authority to act upon minor offences, commit cases to a higher court for trial, perform marriages, and administer oaths.
a judge in the Justice of the Peace Court. Justice of the Peace, unlike judges in the higher courts, are not required to be lawyers.
These are recommended by the custos and appointed by the governor, and hold sessions of the peace, and courts of common pleas: a single justice, however, can decide on minor actions not exceeding amounts set by law.
a local magistrate with limited powers
a legal position for performing a civil wedding ceremony, and getting legally married
a person with a good basic understanding of the law who is recognised as having the ability to assist in the legal process
or magistrate: an individual appointed by the Crown to keep the peace within a specified area such as a county. The title dates back to 1361 and is sometimes abbreviated to JP. There are no entries for this letter yet. There are no entries for this letter yet.
A judicial magistrate of inferior rank having jurisdiction over minor criminal offences and other matters pertaining to the initiation of legal process.
a lay magistrate or District Judge (Magistrates' Courts);
Also known as a JP and a magistrate. They heard criminal complaints brought to them by victims and constables, and decided how suspects should be treated - indicted or released. They also acted as judges at the Sessions.
This is a court official appointed by the provincial Lieutenant-Governor and assigned limited duties, such as issuing warrants, granting bail, etc.
a local public official appointed to hear minor cases, take oaths, etc. In B.C., Justices of the Peace are often located at provincial Court offices. More Information.
A person recognised at Law who assists in the legal process by witnessing documents (taking of Statutory Declarations and Swearing of Affidavits.
A judge who handles minor legal issues such as traffic offenses. A justice of the peace is usually an attorney, but some states allow anyone to qualify by taking a test.
Person able to witness legal documents. Although a notary public is required to witness documents for use by foreign courts or authorities, a justice of the peace is able to authorise documents for Commonwealth Nations. For a full listing of these countries see www.justice.sa.gov.au/justices_info.htm#countries
a local elected official with the authority to witness legal documents, perform marriages, and implement some areas of local law.
An official of a lower rank than a judge having limited jurisdiction in civil matters. In early (and later) Arkansas, most justices of the peace were not attorneys.
a judicial officer with authority to determine minor criminal offences and civil proceedings as set out in a particular statute;
A part-time magistrate who is not a lawyer by profession.
A lay magistrate - person appointed to administer judicial business in a Magistrates Court. Also sits in the Crown Court with a judge or recorder to hear appeals and committals for sentence
magistrate with the power to deal with lesser crimes, perform marriages and administer oaths
A person appointed by the Governor General, who can witness signatures on documents, take oaths and affirmations, and issue warrants. They also usually preside over deposition hearings, and some JPs sit in court and determine minor traffic cases.
An officer of the court who has some of the powers of a judge.
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