Articulating the Justice of the Peace Association’s core values supports our vision and shapes our culture. It shows what is important to us. For instance, our core values speak to our identity. Our principles. Our ethics. They are who we are.
JPus’ managing member, Loretta Jay, wrote in a LinkedIn article how her own Why influences the association’s direction and the proposed core values listed here. We invite our membership to review them, and then provide feedback.
Proposed Core Values
We believe in love, inclusion, integrity, helpfulness and inquisitiveness. These core values guide JPus’ objectives and our business practices.
- Love. We recognize that love is what makes the world go round. As an organization, we cherish our relationships with members and the love between our couples.
- Inclusion. We acknowledge and embrace diverse backgrounds and cultures. We actively pursue and practice equity for all people.
- Integrity. We are trustworthy and reliable. Services are performed honestly and with respect.
- Helpfulness. We go above and beyond to meet the needs of our couples and our members.
- Inquisitiveness. We believe that learning never stops. This means listening without judgment and being willing to ask for help. Digging in to a couple’s love story and embracing learning opportunities. Growing our knowledge about different cultures and enhancing our skills as marriage officiants.
- Managing member Loretta Jay’s LinkedIn article about how JPus’ social values influence its professional standards
- The Justice of the Peace Association’s Code of Ethics
- JPus’ managing member’s statement on racial injustice
- JPus works on behalf of the issues outlined on our Advocacy page
Why do you officiate?
When we talk about our why, we offer our motivation and purpose. Our why gives perspective. It builds connections.
Why do you enjoy performing marriages?
Tell us why you love being a justice of the peace or notary. Does it spark something special in you? Bring joy to your day? Counter a less-heartening day job? Each one of us has a different reason for this work we love. We want to hear about your special reason.
Share the Joy
- Send us your reason why through our JPus Facebook Page or send us an email. Include a photo, too. We’ll then share the love on our findaJP Facebook and Instagram pages. Be sure to like our pages so we can tag you!
- Check out additional details of our social media membership perk – because we’ll announce a new theme quarterly. We also have the low-down on how-to submit your story and photo on Facebook
- Details on how to participate in this social media perk are explained in this member support article.
- Follow all of JPus and findaJP’s social media platforms
- Make sure that posts on Facebook make it to your newsfeed. This article explains how to reflect your preferences.
- Learn more about the JPus Facebook Page, and why its Likes, Follows and Reviews matter to you.
Zoom Calls Scheduled
Two Zoom calls are scheduled to bring our members together. Namely, these gatherings will create more opportunities for members to network and learn from one another. With this in mind, being a part of the JPus community sets our group apart. Take advantage of this opportunity and join in the conversation with fellow marriage officiants.
- On Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 1:00 pm we’ll talk about ways of handling the rescheduled wedding ceremonies – and how to handle second ceremonies and vows. Login information is here.
- Save-the-Date: Tuesday evening, May 25, 2021 at 7:00 pm.
- These are members-only calls. Notaries and JPs, plans and pricing to become a member of the Justice of the Peace Association is here.
- More information about the Zooms is available on our Events page.
Ask the Legislators
Questions for Legislators – Tell us what YOU would like to ask!
On Saturday, March 13, 2021, the Justice of the Peace Association will hold a virtual conference for marriage officiants. The morning keynote will be a moderated panel discussion with state legislators from New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Connecticut. Topics of discussion will include:
- amateur officiants
- child marriage
- virtual ceremonies and more.
Including your questions, comments and ideas will make the conversation more meaningful. What questions do YOU want to ask? Please tell us here.
- Click Here to Visit the Conference Site & Register
- Frequently Asked Questions about the conference.
- Attendee help – Tips about the online platform
- Check out our previous conferences
- Additional training opportunities on JPus’ training hub
Pre-Conference Preparation Zoom
It is exciting! It is fun! And for some, it may seem daunting. No worries! This Zoom call is to help everyone feel comfortable with the virtual conference platform.
JPus’ Virtual Conference
We understand that when used to our previous in-person conferences, this online format might feel a bit out of your wheelhouse. We got your back! JPus is hosting a Zoom on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 6:00 PM to review how to use the conference platform. This will give you confidence when joining the Justice of the Peace Association’s virtual conference. We’ll share our screen and answer any questions that you have.
Some things that we’ll cover:
- Accessing the Virtual Event Hub. (You must purchase your tickets before doing this.)
- Using the Lobby and navigating the virtual event hub
- How to Bookmark the presentations that you’d like to attend
- Asking questions during presentations and workshops using the Chat function
- Chatting with fellow officiants in the Lounge and 1:1 Networking sessions
Join Zoom Meeting March 11, 2021 at 6:00 PM
- Please follow this link to join the Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86711279386
- Meeting ID: 867 1127 9386
- Register for the conference and sign-up for the workshops you are interested in
- See our Zoom get-togethers on our Events page
- How to Zoom member support