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Vermont JPs

About Vermont JPs Information from the Vermont Justice of the Peace Guide   HOW TO BECOME A JUSTICE OF THE PEACE To become a justice of the peace, you must be elected at a general election or be appointed to fill a vacancy. Although elected by a town, justices of the peace are actually county officers.  ELECTION OF JUSTICES A person must be a legal voter of the town and have been nominated by party caucus or, failing that, by the town committee in order to be elected justice of the peace. A person may also run as an independent. NUMBER […]

States and Municipalities

Town, City and County Clerks Clerks and JPs: A Natural Partnership Town and county clerks are important and valued stakeholders of the Justice of the Peace Association. They have a complementary relationship with JPs, as both engage with couples at different stages of the marriage’s legal process. We love to work together to achieve our shared goals, like we did with Connecticut and Massachusetts town clerks when we squashed proposed JP for a Day legislation in Connecticut. Or efforts in Massachusetts to address the problems with the One-Day Solemnizer rule. Email Sign-up Form Offices of the Secretaries of State Collaborating with the […]

New Hampshire Testimony 2019

Special Marriage Officiants JPus’ Oral Testimony In response to our membership’s opposition to the New Hampshire special marriage officiant bill, JPus testified in person three times to the legislature; we provided alternative solutions that would satisfy all stakeholders. We also submitted written testimony, and eventually the bill died in conference. JPus’ Written Testimony January 16, 2019 to the House Judiciary Committee March 6, 2019 to the House Ways and Means Committee April 23, 2019 to the Senate Judiciary Committee May 30, 2019 to all members of the Senate Related Links Why JPus got involved in the special marriage officiant bill. Read all about the […]

Coalition Launches New Website

The Coalition to End Child Marriage launched a new website last month to formalize its collaborative activities. JPus is a founding member of the coalition. Its JPs and notary members are strongly opposed to officiating a marriage involving minor children. More information about JPus’ advocacy in this area is available here.

Holiday Networking in CT

This event has ended. Please visit our Event Page for Upcoming Activities. Mix and Mingle with your fellow JPs and town clerks. We hope to see you at our Networking Event Wednesday December 19, 5-7:00pm at Bertucci’s in Newington, CT Getting together with our colleagues creates new opportunities and connections – and it’s fun! JPs, town clerks and other stakeholders are all invited to attend. This will be a terrific opportunity to meet and connect with our fellow officiants, municipal and state leaders on a social level. Let’s build upon our shared interests and find new ones. Getting to know some of the others […]

Holiday Networking Events

Make new connections and nurture opportunities! Get into the holiday spirit with your fellow JPs and town clerks. Save the date for our Holiday Networking Events: In Massachusetts: Wednesday December 12, 5-7:00pm at Bertucci’s in Waltham In Connecticut: Wednesday December 19, 5-7:00pm at Bertucci’s in Newington Getting together with our colleagues creates new opportunities and connections – and it’s fun! JPs, town clerks and other stakeholders are all invited to attend. Additional information will be announced soon.

New Britain Herald: 10/25/2008

Justices Welcome Same-Sex Marriages Saturday, October 25, 2008 By: Jennifer Sprague DURHAM – Justices of the peace from throughout the state weighed in on the issue of same-sex marriage Saturday at their annual conference, held at Durham Town Hall. Although town clerks were told by the state’s Department of Public Health that Tuesday is the official release date of the court’s gay-marriage decision, Ben Klein, attorney for the Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, said Oct. 10 same-sex couples will not be able to wed until mid-November. Regardless of the effective date, town clerks have not been told when the […]

How to Get a Marriage License During COVID-19?

Updated May 7, 2021 How to Get a Marriage License? The national, state and local response to COVID-19 is drastic. The message: stay home. If there was any doubt at the seriousness of the direction, it was made abundantly clear when municipal offices started shuttering. Because marriage licenses are issued at Town Clerk’s offices, and many of them are closed to the public, this poses new challenges for couples. FindaJP and the Justice of the Peace Association are working with state officials to provide information to couples looking to secure a marriage license. Below is the most current direction we’ve […]

New Britain Herald: 11/11/2006

JP conference grows By: Francine Maglione, Herald Staff 11/11/2006 NEW BRITAIN – One year after Connecticut legalized civil unions, justices of the peace are more popular than ever. On Nov. 18, hundreds of justices of the peace will converge on Central Connecticut State University to attend the second annual Justice of the Peace Conference. The conference will take place in the Constitution Room in the university’s Memorial Hall, and is hosted by the Justice of the Peace Association, located in Westport. “We’re trying to build a community of justices of the peace,” said Barbara Jay, president of the Justice of […]

New Haven Register: 9/25/2005

Officials brace for rush of same-sex unions Associated Press. Published 12:00 am EDT, Sunday, September 25, 2005 MIDDLETOWN — As a new law allowing same-sex civil unions takes effect next week, justices of the peace, clergy and town clerks are entering uncharted waters. “On Oct. 1, civil unions become law in Connecticut, but there is not a JP in that room who knows what to do with it,” said Saul Haffner, president of Justices of the Peace of Connecticut, which held a conference Saturday to answer questions about civil unions. “It’s going to be a mess.” Connecticut is the first state to pass […]

NH Special Marriage Officiants: What Happened 2019

In the spring of 2019, the Justice of the Peace Association persisted in its opposition to the New Hampshire House Bill 295-FN-A, an act establishing a special marriage officiant license. Despite the odds, the bill eventually died in conference. Following is what transpired. It was early January 2019 when New Hampshire Justice of the Peace Cynthia Dumont called JPus to alert us to HB 295-FN-A. This bill, if passed, would temporarily authorize an individual to solemnize a marriage in the state. JPus members in Massachusetts and Vermont made us aware of how amateur officiants have negatively impacted their business. The town clerks […]