- Barrister and Lawyer
Janet Coombs had the longest-running practice of any woman at the NSW Bar (until her retirement), specialising initially in petty sessions. The Women Lawyers Association of New South Wales annual lunch for new women barristers is named in her honour.
Sources used to compile this entry: Brodsky, Juliette, Janet Coombs AM, Pioneering Women at the NSW Bar, New South Wales Bar Association, New South Wales Bar Association, 2011. Also available at http://www.nswbar.asn.au/the-bar-association/pioneering-women/#/9_janet_coombs.