Carli obtained a LLB from the University of Pretoria. She is an admitted attorney and qualified notary. While completing her articles she gained experience at a general law practice which included a wide variety of legal fields including family law, commercial law and contracts, civil litigation, wills, estates and labour law. Thereafter, she was appointed as a legal consultant for an Information Technology company advising on Environmental and Health & Safety law. Carli also completed a certificate course in family mediation and matrimonial matters and now specialises in family law and family mediation.