Frances Lalic completed a Diploma in Applied Science (Nursing) at the University of Western Sydney. She was employed by South Western Area Health Service and worked at Fairfield Hospital in a variety of units but predominantly in the Medical/Surgical Wards. She has also worked in the community as a Primary Health Nurse, Child and Family Health Nurse and Palliative Care Nurse. In 2001, having completed a Bachelor of Laws, she commenced working with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. During 2001 she was part of the team that taught Health Law and Ethics at the University of Western Sydney. In 2011 she became a Barrister which included experience in medical negligence. She is currently undertaking a Master of Laws.