Carmen is currently completing a Bachelor of Law/Bachelor of Arts with an extended major in psychology due to be completed at the end of this year.
She commenced working at Cornerstone Law Offices as a work experience student and has worked closely with Pravinita Singh-Pillay ever since, adopting an attention to detail and a holistic approach to achieving the best possible result for clients. Having previously worked in retail and hospitality she has a strong customer service background with a genuine care of her client’s issues and concerns. She believes it is important to provide support and information to assist client’s with decision-making.
Carmen has partaken in extra-curricular activities including recently co-writing a law reform submission with regards to proposed domestic violence legislative changes as part of UQ Pro Bono projects. She hopes to continue engaging in similar projects.
She has also recently completed a community legal placement as part of her university studies at LawRight’s Health Advocacy Legal Clinic at the Mater Hospital dealing with legal issues faced by vulnerable in-patients and out-patients. This experience provided her with valuable insight into guardianship and administration, estate planning, tenancy issues, anti-discrimination and care and financial issues for people with disabilities.