Thinking of getting married?
Massachusetts Justices of the Peace Association, Inc. is a non-profit educational Association, which was founded in 1975. It is designed specifically to enable Justices of the Peace to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of their office in a professional and efficient manner. The Association exists to ensure that each member is performing in such a way as to bring "honor and highest ethics in public service".
Why choose us?
Why choose a Justice of the Peace?
For those couples who do not want a ceremony officiated by a priest, rabbi, or minister, a Justice of the Peace is the ideal solution.
We will be punctual, personable and professional.
We are great public speakers. Your guests will hear and understand us. We probably won’t need a microphone, dissolve in tears, become tongue-tied or laugh hysterically.
We know what flows well in a ceremony and can provide a clear cut beginning, middle, and conclusion to your public joining. We won’t ramble on and make your guests restless.
We think on our feet for unforeseen eventualities like thunder, an inebriated guest or a wandering moose.
We will execute your
paperwork in a timely and correct fashion so that your city/town hall
won’t be calling you to say the license has not been properly filled
out. And if you realize you spelled some name wrong and didn’t notice
when you picked it up, you can easily find us in-state to complete
And each of us has the backing of the depth and breadth of knowledge and experience of our entire professional association. If serious illness at the last minute interferes with our duties as your officiant, we can easily call on a replacement asap from our membership.
Our members have experience and expertise beyond measure. We encourage you to draw from the knowledge of our membership and we will introduce you to a Justice in or near your area.
Membership includes a free listing on our web site. ( Name, one phone number, e-mail address, second language)
You will receive a manual that we developed to assist you in your duties. The manual contains some sample ceremonies, readings and the general laws pertaining to Justices of the Peace.
As a member you will be entitled to use our logo on your business cards and literature.
Quarterly meetings are held in different areas of the state. Meetings include a guest speaker and/or workshop on subjects of interest, hands-on applications and specialized techniques for solemnizing marriages and renewing marriage vows.
The Justice Journal contains interesting articles and informative reports. It is sent to our members four times a year.
The children and grandchildren of our members, that are residents of Massachusetts, are eligible to apply for an MJPA Scholarship.