Jessica Koot

Associate Solicitor - Family Law

Jessica is an Associate Family Solicitor at Access Law Group.

As a mother and step-mother herself, Jessica has a broad experience in all aspects of family law with a passion for parenting matters and focusing on outcomes that are in the best interests of the children involved.

Current Practice

Jessica’s main area of practice is Family Law including:

  • Parenting matters;
  • Property settlements for separated couples
  • De facto property settlements; and
  • Divorce Matters.

Jessica is on the panel of Legal Aid Family Lawyers.

Jessica also assists clients with preparation of estate planning documents including Wills, Powers of Attorney and Enduring Guardianship documents.

Education

In 2005 Jessica was awarded first place in the Illawarra Regional WorldSkills Competition in the area of Business Services. She then placed second in the National WorldSkills Competition held in Melbourne in 2006.

In 2007, Jessica was the recipient the prestigious BBM Leadership Scholarship – A two week Corporate Leadership Development Program held in the United Kingdom.

In 2014, Jessica completed a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Planning) through the University of Wollongong.

She completed her Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice through the Australian National University in 2014.

Jessica was admitted as a lawyer to the Supreme Court of NSW and High Court of Australia in February 2015 and has been practicing in Family Law predominately since her admission.

Community Involvement

Jessica is the Functions Co-ordinator for the Wollongong Chapter of the Women Lawyer’s Association.

In 2016, she travelled to Fiji and spent a week volunteering at Treasure House Children’s Home in Nadi where she worked with underprivileged, abandoned and orphaned children. She has close ties to the Fijian Community.

 

Qualifications

Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Planning) 2014.

Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice 2014.

Experience

Jessica has worked in the legal industry for 14 years, in both administrative and legal roles.

She commenced her employment in the legal profession in 2003 extending her experience from a personal assistant, receptionist, conveyancer and law clerk to an experienced and well respected lawyer in the areas of Family Law, Property Law, Commercial Law and Estate Planning.

Professional Affiliations

Law Society of New South Wales, Illawarra Women in Business, Women Lawyers Association, Family Law Section, Law Council of Australia, Illawarra Networking Group.