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JPus News Category: Marriage officiants

Connecticut Post: 3/23/2024

Bridgeport grapples with city hall marriage glut, unregulated justices of the peace By Brian Lockhart, Staff Writer BRIDGEPORT  —  Councilman Jorge Cruz has a simple solution to the issue of justices of the peace conducting business in the Margaret Morton Government Center on Broad Street. "Don't do marriages at city hall. Come up with another place," Cruz said. Mayor Joe Ganim's administration has begun grappling with problems involving weddings at the government center, where couples go to obtain a marriage license from the vital records office off of the first-floor lobby. Ganim's new chief administrative officer, Thomas Gaudett, on Monday issued . . .

06880: 9/29/2009

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 . . .

The Middletown Press: 10/27/2007

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 . . .

New York Times: 9/25/2005

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.