Lucille gained about 25 years' experience as an ICU physiotherapist [lecturer, clinical supervisor, own private practice, state hospitals], before entering the legal profession as an Advocate of the High Court . She obtained the Certificates in Commercial & Health Sector Mediation from the University of Cape Town (2015) and in Divorce & Family Mediation from FAMSA  and now concentrates on alternative dispute resolution. Her other qualifications are BSc (Physio); MSc (Physio); LLB; LLM; PhD; Diploma Tertiary Instruction; Certificate Medicine & Law. Her PhD thesis on "‘’Sexual Harassment and Abuse in the Physiotherapy Work Environment in South Africa’’" focussed on harassment, consensual and non-consensual sexual contact, gender and legal issues. She withdrew her nomination to the professional board for physiotherapists in order to take up pupillage training. As a member of the Pretoria Society of Advocates ("Bar") for almost 4.5 years, she gained experience in general civil/commercial and family law litigation. Her LLM dissertation (Medical Law & Ethics) delved into ''Contributory Negligence of the Patient in Medical Malpractice Claims''. Lucille served the community as a volunteer LifeLine Counsellor, HIV/AIDS Counsellor, Rape Crisis Counsellor and was also an accredited ‘’vendor’’ / judicare practitioner of Legal Aid South Africa.