Monday November 13, 2017
Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies MP has congratulated St Clair resident (Anne) Lesley Daly upon celebrating 50 years of service as a Justice of the Peace.
Tanya proudly presented Lesley with a certificate of acknowledgement on behalf of the NSW Government for her service.
“Celebrating 50 years as a JP is truly a remarkable achievement, I congratulate Lesley on reaching this special milestone and for the decades of service to our community,” Tanya Davies said.
As a Justice of the Peace, Lesley has played a vital role in the legal system and the Mulgoa community.
Lesley first became a Justice of the Peace as a requirement of her employment and has gone onto assist hundreds of Mulgoa locals.
“Back when I applied to become a Justice of the Peace, the process was very different to how it is today. I had to visit the MP’s home to have my paperwork signed, and then police officers came to my house to conduct my police check,” Lesley Daly said.
Lesley continued, “Once the application was processed and approved, I was officially sworn in as a Justice of the Peace at Darlinghurst Courthouse. I was the only woman sworn in that day, amongst dozens of men.”
“I commend and thank Lesley for her invaluable commitment, dependability and service to the Penrith region over the course of the past 50 years.” Tanya Davies said.