Welcome to the 2018 Family Law Pathways Network Annual Conference! The Coffs Harbour Family Law Pathways Network is pleased to be hosting our 10th consecutive annual conference. Once again, we invite you back to share unique perspectives, experiences and ideas. The theme for this year is “2018 Where Are We Now?” Highlighting Current Issues, News and Technology around Domestic Violence, Family Law and Family Relationships.



Guest Speaker Information



Her Honour Judge Terry

Judge Terry was a Barrister and Solicitor in Darwin from 1977 until April 2007 when she was appointed a Federal Magistrate. She sat in Darwin until July 2010 when she transferred to Newcastle. In April 2013 Her Honour was appointed as a Judge of the Federal Circuit Court in Newcastle.


Nick Paris Consultant to the Family Court and Children’s Court Clinician. “The Truth and Reality of Family Report Assessments for the Family Court”

Nick is a social worker with various other qualifications, having had 35 years’ experience working with children, adults and families in a variety of contexts. Nick has been a frontline child protection officer with the Department of Family and Community Services, a Manager of DOCS staff, a Regional Director with the Department of Juvenile Justice and for the last 16 years he has been in private practice, primarily conducting assessments for the Family Court and Children’s Court of NSW.
Alex Davis Solicitor and Project Officer at the Domestic Violence Unit of Legal Aid NSW.

Alex has extensive practical experience advising and assisting clients who have experienced technology-facilitated domestic violence.

Alex has also contributed to multiple law reform efforts surrounding technology-facilitated violence including giving evidence at Parliamentary Inquiries and contributing to the Technology Working Group for the COAG Advisory Panel.

While working as a Solicitor at Women’s Legal Services NSW, Alex was involved in the ReCharge: Women’s Technology Project, developing a range of national legal guides on technology-facilitated violence.

Alex recently developed and rolled out mandatory domestic and family violence training to over 950 frontline staff across Legal Aid NSW. She is currently developing a National website and writing a publication on the family law, family violence and child protection systems across Australia.