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Family Law in Focus

With Toni Bell & Jade Coshaw, Legal Aid Queensland

Law Seminar Series - Family Law

Thursday 6 June 2024, 10.00am - 11.00am
Where: Level 1, Room 111, JCU Cairns, Bada-jali City Campus, 36 Shields St, Cairns City

Join us for an enlightening presentation on the Family Law System, featuring Toni Bell, Director of Family Law and Civil Justice, and Jade Coshaw, Acting Principal Lawyer (Family Law), both from Legal Aid Queensland. Toni's extensive experience, spanning over two decades, brings invaluable insights into the role of Independent Children's Lawyers and Legal Aid's crucial services in remote and regional areas. Jade, an accredited specialist in Family Law, adds her expertise, focusing on complex parenting and property matters. Together, they offer a compelling overview of Legal Aid Queensland's impactful work and the importance of accessible justice for all families. Register now to gain essential knowledge and inspiration.

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About the Presenter

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Toni Bell - Director of Family Law and Civil Justice at Legal Aid Queensland

Toni was admitted in 1994 and fell into family law in 1995 with a private firm in Brisbane. Toni joined Legal Aid Queensland in May 1998 initially as part of the Independent Child Lawyer team and then as part of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Project team which developed intake and screening for ADR and the Legal Aid Queensland Arbitration program in 2002. Toni has worked in a regional office until 2008 when returned to Brisbane as the Assistant Director – Family Law and Manager Dispute Resolution Services. Toni acted as Director of Family Law and Civil Justice on and off from 2010 until secured the position permanently in 2019. Since mid 2023, Toni has been based in the Cairns office and travelling to Brisbane and other regional offices periodically.

Jade Coshaw - Acting Principal Lawyer (Family Law) at Legal Aid Queensland

Jade is an accredited specialist in Family Law, currently acting as the Principal Family Lawyer at Legal Aid Queensland in the Cairns regional office. In addition to her law degree obtained at the University of Technology Sydney, Jade holds a Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice from UNSW. Jade has experience acting in complex parenting and property matters and has recently relocated to Cairns to ensure that her skills can help those who need it most.

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