Clarence River & Coffs Harbour

law society

About us 

We are located on the Mid North Coast and our regional law society encompasses an area from Grafton in the North to Macksville in the South and out to Dorrigo. The majority of our members are sole practitioners or members of small regional firms. As a regional law society we promote collegiality and a sense of community.

Latest news

Annual CLE/CPD/MCLE Conference, AGM and Dinner:

Our annual CPD conferences were held on 25 and 26 February 2016. This year we held two full day conferences in both Grafton and Coffs Harbour. The Coffs conference was held at the Professional Centre in Park Avenue and the Grafton conference at the Community and Functions Centre in Duke Street. Our guest speakers provided attendees with vital information on new and updated legislation, case studies and practical examples from recent caselaw as well as guidelines, hints and tips essential  to running a professional and ethical practice. Our attendees also gained valuable CPD points. 

Linden Barnes – Ethics and Professional Responsibility & Professional Skills
Darryl Browne – Family Provisions Act Claims
John Fleming – Costs Agreements workshop
Katrina Glebe – 'Organising your Kaos'
Our AGM and Annual Dinner was held at Toast Espresso, Grafton on Friday 26 February 2016 following the Grafton conference.

Young Lawyers

Once a month our local Young Lawyers meet for lunch at a central venue. This has become a great opportunity for attendees to build relationships and provide a stronger local network of Young Lawyers.

Charity Donations

This year we are pleased to have been able to donate to two worthy Charities - REAP in Coffs Harbour and The New School of Arts Neighbourhood House Inc. in Grafton.

Councillor Pair

Jodie Thurgood from the Stacks Law Firm in Port Macquarie is our Councillor Pair. Jodie was elected to the NSW Law Society Council in October 2014 for a three year term.

Our President, Cassandra Banks is the Councillor Pair for Mid North Coast Regional Law Society. Cassandra was elected to the NSW Law Society Council in October 2015 for a three year term.

Executive Committee

Elections for positions on the Executive Committee will occur at the next AGM in Feb/March 2017.

Join us

If you would like to become a financial member of our regional law society please contact our treasurer:

Kymberlei Goodacre (of Coffs Law Co) on (02) 5606 1225 or

Membership fees:

Principal:                           $150.00
Employed solicitor:         $100.00
Law Student:                    $50.00

Contact us


Cassandra Banks 
Susan Green Legal Practice 
PO Box 2373
Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
Tel: (02) 6651 7099



Vice President

Michelle Herrmann
MJO Legal
PO Box 620 Grafton
79 Victoria Street, Grafton NSW 2460
Tel: 02 6642 2044


Kymberlei Goodacre
Coffs Law Co
PO Box 1038
Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
Tel: 02 5606 1225



Young Lawyers Representative

Caitlin Akthar
Legal Aid Coffs Harbour
PO Box 15
41 Little Street Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
Tel: 02 6651 7899


Kim Anderson
Nambucca Valley Legal
PO Box 291
Nambucca Heads NSW 2448
Tel: (02) 6568 9333
Fax: (02) 6568 8009