The DL on JPs Posted on September 29, 2009 | 3 Comments There are no qualifications for being named a Justice of the Peace. Nor do you have to pay a fee to become a JP. It’s the perfect job, laughs Saul Haffner. The retired Westporter should know. He’s a JP himself — and perhaps the country’s foremost expert on that unique position. “In the beginning of time,” Saul says — back when he worked for the Congregation of Humanistic Judaism, not 1362 (the first time time “Justice of the Peace” appeared in English law) — he fielded calls from couples looking for . . .
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The Complications of Performing Marriages Sloan Brewster. Published 12:00 am EDT, Saturday, October 27, 2007 HADDAM - For a Justice of the Peace the first interview with a couple can resemble an audition. "When they come to your house, you're not interviewing them," Eleanor Tomazewski a Middletown JP said to a captive audience. "You're on audition; they're interviewing you." Tomazewski, who is 78 shared some tidbits of her 20 years as a JP with about 30 of her fellows at the Annual Conference for the Justices of the Peace at the Haddam Firehouse Saturday. The moral of her tales was simple, have a . . .
The big day nears: What to wear, What to say Four years ago, along with her husband, Saul Haffner, a justice of the peace, Barbara Jay started Justices of the Peace of Connecticut, an organization that helps couples find people in their communities to preside over their weddings. The organization has since expanded into three more states and is now called Justices of the Peace of the U.S. As of Tuesday, 165 people were expected to attend the JPus conference, including justices of the peace, town clerks and clergy members. Read article here.