Having volunteered at the Law Centre whilst studying for her Law degree, Lauren joined the team as a Branch Administrator in 2020. She enjoys building on the knowledge she gained studying Law, as she gets to hear about different legal issues, some of which can be very complex. Equally important for Lauren is the way her role enables her to help the community by enabling people to find the advice and support they need.
Since joining, Lauren has particularly seen how the pandemic has caused problems with people’s housing, for example not being able to break a tenancy as they cannot find anyone to replace them. Being able to support members of the community undergoing real suffering, who are often very distressed as a result, is a hugely important part of Lauren’s role and one she finds very worthwhile.