Giving back is as easy as 1,2,3
Good things come in threes and right here it’s these three JP’s!
Southcare’s Board Chair Veronica Lawrance, Deputy Chair William Marshall and CEO Dr Nicky Howe use their caring hands to give back as a Justice of the Peace (JP) and between them have more than 45 years’ experience helping the community.
“Southcare has a giving culture, and it goes without saying the people within it do too, so it’s natural for us all to want to give in other ways as a helper,” Nicky said.
Justices of the Peace are authorised to deliver a range of official administrative duties in the community, including issuing search warrants, witnessing affidavits, statutory declarations and certifying documents. They complete rigorous training and security checks and are appointed by the Governor.
“Meeting different people in this role is one of the highlights and knowing that you are helping them with their personal affairs and furthering their own journey is wonderful,” Veronica said.
“The demand has always been strong for this service and particularly during the peak of COVID-19, the request for help was the largest I have experienced,” William said.
“What this voluntary role reaffirms is the diversity we all live within, and the unique situations we all need to navigate through our lives,” Nicky said.
Nicky offers her JP service at the Bull Creek library every Monday from 4.30-6.30pm and Bill and Veronica operate from their own homes in Willetton and South Perth, respectively.
Find them by searching their surname at: https://www.wa.gov.au/service/justice/civil-law/find-justice-of-the-peace-your-area.