Notes from meeting 7 March 2017

posted Mar 10, 2017, 7:06 PM by Michael Rees   [ updated Mar 10, 2017, 7:09 PM ]

Thanks to Kay for these notes

Topics arising from Notes and Actions 17 January 2017

  • Discussion of validity of signing of Stat Decs when signature is above the 'I do solemnly and sincerely...' declaration. Consensus that signature should be placed below declaration.
  • Witnessing identification certificates for money loans. Some JPs are using the disclaimer stamp suggested at January meeting.  It is understood that under the Anti-money Laundering legislation online lending institutions are not able to provide witness identification, hence the onus on JPs.

Abolition of JEO

 Michael provided a summary and the change was seen as positive for JPs.

QJA Gold coast Workshop

In Judy’s absence Michael referred to her notes.
  • EPA The suggestion from the President QJA was that all blank spaces including the blank pages should be z out. 
  • EPA  Kay 
    • Practice has been for Principal and JP to initial changes made prior to signing.  However one bank refused to accept this and insisted on full signatures by the principal and JP, with seal.
    • An attorney who had changed address, removed the pages referring to the attorney and replaced them with the new address.  
  • Discussion whether signatures should be placed on all pages which have been filled out, as per an affidavit to prevent changes after the signing.

From a recent Traffic Infringement Workshop

  • For a notice to a company, the address should be the company address.
  • A new form is being used which states that only an Executive of a company can sign.
  • Certifying copies of passports. Discussion re accepting a copy if some of the round edges were cut off but all printed/image information is present. Consensus that if all information was present then it could be certified.

Signing sites news

Discussion from Pacific Fair, Burleigh, Australia Fair, Griffith Uni and GCUH.

Emerald Lakes Signing site

Emerald Lakes residents would like to have an informal site established. Suggestion that this could be linked to the JPToK for an hour or so prior to meeting.  Jenny to follow up.

Next meeting Tuesday 4 April 2.30 emerald Lakes Community Centre.