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Semblanza Lcda. Yanitisia Irizarry

Yanitisia Irizarry
Yanitisia Irizarry

Semblanza Lcda. Yanitisia Irizarry
Reconocida como “Person of the Year” del Servicio Público por la Revista
Carribean Bussines, la Lcda. Irizarry, ha recibido múltiples reconocimientos por
sus ejecutorias en el servicio público, privado y por su contribución al desarrollo y
empoderamiento comunitario de los lugares impactados por su gesta.

Yanitsia Irizarry Méndez, Atty.

EDUCATION

 

1997-2000  Juris Doctor

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico

Ponce Campus

Magna Cum Laude

 

1992-1996   Bachelor’s Degree in Arts

Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science Associates Degree in Social Sciences University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus

Magna Cum Laude

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

2009

Department of the Family Puerto Rico

Secretary

⬛ Direction and Administration of the Department of the Family in Puerto

Rico and its Administrations

⬛  Secretaryship

⬛  Childrens and Families Administration (ADFAN)

⬛  Child Support Administration (ASUME)

⬛ Administration  for  the  Socioeconomic  Development  of  the  Family

(ADSEF)

⬛  Child Care and Development Administration (ACUDEN)

⬛ Management of the assigned budget and national and federal programs

⬛ Legal guardianship of over 7,000 children in Puerto Rico

 

2005-2009

Social Welfare Commission – House of Representatives of Puerto Rico

Legal Advisor

⬛ Advise  and  aid  in  the  Social  Welfare  Commission  of  the  House  of

Representatives of Puerto Rico

⬛ Evaluation and analysis of legislative pieces, including, among others:

⬛  P. de la C. 2610; 3364 related to amendments to child protection laws in

Puerto Rico

⬛  P. de la C. 496, related to laws protecting minors in custody proceedings

⬛  P. del S. 1236 related to child welfare and protection issues

⬛  R. de la C. 5463 related to social problems including social and economic inequality and other family issues

⬛  R. de la C. 7037 related to child support guidelines

⬛  R. de la C. 5452 related to special communities in need in Puerto Rico

⬛ R. de la C. 5644  related to the establishment of prevention and education programs in the matter of child abuse in Puerto Rico

  Advise related to and appearances in public and informative hearings

⬛ Appearances and advise in executive meetings and inspections related to different  matters  including:  shelters,  abused  children,  special  housings, HIV patients, among others

⬛ Review of different papers related to the Department of the Family and other agencies

⬛    Procedures   relating   to   child   support   cases   and   other   offices   of   the

Department of the Family

 

⬛       Direct participation in the preparation and wording of legislative  pieces to transform child support determination proceedings

⬛        Executive meeting with the Secretary of the Department of the Family and other Administrators to take note of and deal with diverse social problems

 

2002-2009

Bufete Irizarry Méndez

Aguadilla, PR

Private Practice Firm Owner

Private firm with an ample Civil, Family Law, Child Support, and Filiations practice

 

2001-2002

Consorcio del Noroeste  (Amarais)

Aguadilla, PR

Legal Division Director

⬛    Chief Legal Advisor to the Executive Director

⬛    Legal Office and Contracts

⬛   Official Examiner in Administrative Hearings

⬛    Legal Advisor in Human Resources area and the WIA Program

 

1999–2001

Aguadilla Municipal Government

Aguadilla, PR

Mayor’s Office

⬛    Advise and aid the Mayor

⬛    Director of the City’s Administrator’s Office

⬛   Official Examiner in Administrative

⬛    Legal Aid in Labor and Legislative Affairs

 

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

2000-2001               Pontifical   Catholic   University   of   Puerto   Rico   Ponce

Campus, External Clinic

Clínica en Sociedad para Servicios Legales, Centro de Aguadilla

⬛ Assist the Center’s Director in legal research and litigation of

civil cases.

 

COURSES AND SEMINARS

Multiple seminars, workshops and courses which include, among others, the following:

Reglamentación y Legislación Federal sobre Aspectos Migratorios y Laborales; 2008

Talleres Prácticos sobre el Establecimiento de las Nuevas Guías para la Fijación y Modificación de Pensiones

Alimentarias en Puerto Rico, de Mayo de 2006; 2007

Cambios más Importantes en Materia Sucesoral en el Borrador del Libro de la Comisión para la Revisión y

Reforma del Código Civil de Puerto Rico; 2007

 

La Inspección de Notarías: Faltas y su Subsanación; 2007

Particiones Hereditarias y Liquidación de Bienes Gananciales; 2007

Aspectos sobre Litigación; 2007

Fideicomisos: Su preparación y Efectos en la Sucesión Testada;  2005

Las Faltas Notariales y Registrales más Comunes en la Redacción de Instrumentos Públicos; 2005

 

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

 

2007-2009       Radio Panelist; WABA 850 AM

2006               Grant to attend the Family Law Congress awarded by the Notary Institute of Puerto Rico

2006                Research Paper ; XIV Congress of International Family Law –

Interamerican University School of Law

MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS

Admitted to practice law in Puerto Rico since January 2002

Admitted to practice notary in Puerto Rico since May 2003

American Bar Association Member

Phi Alpha Delta Fraternity Member

 

PUBLICATIONS

Papers  on  Child  Support  Proceedings  in Puerto  Rico,  published  by  the  Interamerican

University School of Law, October 2006

Yanitsia Irizarry-Mendez, Esq.
Ms. Yanitsia Irizarry-Mendez has served millions of people as Secretary of Puerto Rico Children and Families, where she personally managed one of the biggest agencies in government, with 7,000 employees, a $2.73 billion budget and offices throughout the island. In 2011, Caribbean Business recognized Ms. Irizarry-Mendez as its Public Sector Person of the Year.

Ms. Irizarry-Mendez graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, School of Law. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, Bachelor’s Degree in Arts and Associates Degree in Social Sciences from the University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez Campus “RUM”. Ms. Irizarry has a vast experience litigating complex and contentious high profile cases.

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