Lee Carnie - Lawyer


Lee Carnie joined the HRLC legal team in May 2016 as part of our LGBTI Rights Unit. Lee is passionate about improving practical access to human rights for the LGBTI community. Lee has experience engaging in policy and law reform on the board of the Victorian Gay & Lesbian Rights Lobby, assisting young LGBTI victims of crime to receive compensation at Youthlaw and volunteering at the {also} foundation. As an outreach lawyer at Youthlaw, Lee also specialised in frontline advocacy for young people experiencing homelessness, substance abuse and mental health issues.

Lee completed the Federation of Community Legal Centres’ Law Graduate Scheme in 2012, with experience at the North Melbourne Legal Service and Hume Riverina Community Legal Service. Lee has also served on the board of the Fitzroy Legal Service and volunteered at the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service, PILCH Homeless Persons’ Legal Clinic, Empowering Women of Nepal and Fitzroy Learning Network. Lee has a Juris Doctor of Law and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne, and was awarded the Edward Walter Outhwaite Award for Human Rights Lawyering in 2011.