Beatríz R. Menanteau
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Beatríz R. Menanteau is a Staff Attorney with the Women’s Human Rights Program. Prior to joining The Advocates, Beatríz practiced general corporate litigation as an Associate at the law firm of Maslon, Edelman, Borman & Brand, LLP in Minneapolis. She previously clerked for the Honorable Franklin L. Noel, Magistrate Judge, District of Minnesota and the Honorable Susan R. Nelson, Magistrate Judge, District of Minnesota.

Beatríz has assisted in advocating for amendments to Minnesota’s Sex Trafficking Law which passed in May 2009 and participated in the presentation of a three-day training in The Republic of Georgia on “Effective Advocacy and Legal Representation of Domestic Violence Victims under the Georgian law on Domestic Violence.”

Beatríz interned with the human rights organization PROVEA in Caracas, Venezuela, as an Upper Midwest International Human Rights Fellow. She has also volunteered with the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota, assisting clients in naturalization applications. Beatríz received her law degree cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2003. She is admitted to practice before Minnesota state and federal courts. Born in Chile, Beatríz graduated with the highest honors from the University of Minnesota with a double major in Psychology and Women’s Studies.

Beatríz is currently on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association and is a member of the Steering Committee for the National Lawyers Guild Minnesota Chapter. She is a 2009 recipient of the “25 on the Rise” Leadership Award from the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Minnesota.