Jackie Jones completed a BEc LLB at Macquarie University and was admitted as a solicitor to the Supreme Court of NSW and the High Court of Australia in 1983.
In 1994 Jackie achieved accreditation as a family law specialist from the Law Society of New South Wales. Jackie has completed the Arbitration Course at Bond University and Collaborative Law training at UTS Sydney.
Having been a Senior Associate in a major law firm and worked in suburban and boutique city practices, Jackie understands and appreciates the needs of clients.
During her career, Jackie has primarily been involved in ‘family’ matters including extensive appearances in the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court in both financial and parenting matters. Jackie has been involved in a number of Hague Convention matters as well as the complex area of relocation.
Included in her ‘family’ experience, Jackie has represented children in NSW Children’s Court in care and criminal proceedings and completed adoption matters.
In matters requiring court determination, Jackie has been responsible for a number of reported decisions in the Family Court of Australia. Jackie handled a matter that was determined by the High Court of Australia, establishing legal principle.
Jackie applies her experience across diverse areas of law in working with parties in the dispute resolution process,'Collaborative Practice', to achieve negotiated outcomes.
In 2011 Jackie commenced at the University of Technology Sydney in the Faculty of Law. She teaches ‘Family Dispute Resolution’ in Masters of Dispute Resolution, and the Graduate Certificate in Professional Legal Practice for postgraduate law students. Jackie developed and teaches the ‘Family Law’ module in the Graduate Certificate. Jackie is committed to the education of law students and draws on her experience as a legal practitioner in assisting students to understand the practical aspects of being a lawyer.
In 2013 Jackie was appointed to the NSW Law Society Accredited Specialists (Family Law) Committee. Jackie combines her knowledge and experience as a family law practitioner with her teaching skills in training other professionals in Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice.
Jackie is a member of the Law Society of NSW, Law Council of Australia, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), Central Sydney Collaborative Forum, Relationships Australia Collaborative practice group and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP). In 2012 Jackie was appointed to the Board of Collaborative Professionals NSW Inc.