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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

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MA Legislation Poll

Exciting news! Massachusetts Senator Anne Gobi is taking the lead and resubmitting the Resolve to Evaluate the One-Day Solemnizer Rule. This is a hard-fought-for piece of legislation based on the white paper that JPus submitted to Governor Baker. Senator Julian Cyr sponsored the bill during the 2019-2020 session, and Senator Gobi graciously agreed to take over the helm.

Answer the Poll – MA JPs only

Previously, Senator Gobi sponsored other legislation on behalf of the state’s JPs. She needs to see support from membership to know if she should continue these efforts. Support means, in addition to responding to this poll, also advocating to legislators asking them to cosponsor the bills and vote in favor.
Please answer this poll so we can let Senator Gobi know how to proceed.

Registration Open – JPus Conference 2021

The Justice of the Peace Association is celebrating 20 years with our first virtual conference. This event will bring together keynote speakers, presentations and workshops in an informative and engaging format. We’re striving for a creative environment where civil officiants can re-imagine weddings, learn new skills, and nurture relationships with others through networking opportunities.


Get your conference tickets here and take advantage of our early-bird pricing.
This conference is for professional marriage officiants and Town Clerks. Early-bird registration is open until February 15th at 5:00 pm. At that time full-price registration and ticket sales will open until March 12, 2021 at 5:00 pm.

Ticket Pricing

JPus Member Early-Bird Admission: $25
Ends Feb 15, 2021 05:00 PM
JPus Member Regular Admission: $30
Feb 15, 5:00pm – Mar 12, 2021 05:00 PM
Non-Member Admission: $40
Ends Mar 12, 2021 05:00 PM
Town Clerk: $30
Ends Mar 12, 2021 05:00 PM

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★ Registration for the conference is open. Get your tickets early to take advantage of early-bird pricing.
★ More about the conference is available here.
Submit a proposal to present a workshop at the conference. Free admission for selected applicants.
★ Support the conference and get in front of our audience as a Sponsor or Exhibitor
★ Check out our previous conferences
★ Additional training opportunities on JPus’ training hub

Website Update – Get Ready

We are excited to announce that the JPus/findaJP website rebuild is reaching its final phase. It will officially launch at the beginning of February 2021. Though an official date for the launch is still pending, the information below is intended to give members a preview of what to expect.


In May 2019 we announced our plan to update the and JPus websites. At the time, the focus was on the inner-workings. We wanted to keep up with current web technology, improve the membership system, and increase security. However, the rebuild process took longer than expected. To make the wait worthwhile, we added a few improvements to the front end, too. While most of the updates still focus on the backend, others will be more noticeable, including:

  • Improved readability – Wider screen view on desktops and larger fonts.
  • Highlight Content – Updated and front pages make it easier to keep up with new content including blogs, events, social media, and more.
  • Enhanced Membership Dashboards – In addition to editing your public profile, reviewing client contacts, and managing your membership, the new and improved member dashboards will also make it easier to preview your profile and access membership services like support articles and discounts.
  • Membership Subscriptions – Our new membership system includes flexible options: Renew early, automatically or manually.

Next Steps

During the final phase of the rebuild launch, and will be temporarily unavailable for several hours. When this happens, members may not update profiles or renew memberships until the data migration is complete and the new site is live. Your membership is important to us. Please know that as we progress through these last steps, every effort is made to minimize impact on our users and to restore both sites to normal operations as quickly as possible.
Until the official launch date, edits to profiles are permitted and encouraged. This is a great time to update your information. This article has tips on personalizing your profile. You can also check your membership status to ensure you are a current member.

We will send out a notice to all members as soon as an official date for the launch has been formalized. You can also stay-tuned to this announcement page or JPus’ official Facebook group for updates. Any steps required by members ahead of the migration will be included in that update. Until then, we look forward to sharing the improvements to and with you soon!

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Think about this

While the Justice of the Peace Association’s website is quite robust, it doesn’t have a place for my personal perspective, or for members to interact and engage. In light of this, I’ll be posting occasional musings on my LinkedIn page, since that is a platform for professional networking and dialogue. The first article asks, What do marriage officiants care about?  My intention is for it to be a place to ponder and reflect. And, I hope, a place to connect. I welcome comments, feedback, discussion. There are certainly some topics where I have strong opinions. Other areas are not so clear. I hope that you will connect with me there, engage, and also follow JPus’ LinkedIn page.
Loretta Jay
Managing Member, Justice of the Peace Association

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