«I am no longer afraid of you [referred to my OCD]. I want you to know that I am stronger than you can imagine. It is true that you have tortured me without any reason for a long time, and I do not have any problem to disclose it. Five years ago, you were about to defeat me, but in the end, God and the doctors were able to stop it. You deprived me of my freedom since I was six years old, and no one will be able to reimburse me all the hurt you caused…Your threats are continuous, but things have changed. After fighting a lot, I can already stand up to you. I know that it will not be easy, but I will recover that which you snatched from me: my freedom».

EDUCATION

POMPEU FABRA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW (September 2015- July 2018)
Advanced Master’s in legal sciences (LLM)

  • Selected for participating in the Masters in Comparative, International and European Law (CIEL) at the University College Dublin Sutherland School of Law from September to December 2016.
  • Specialisation: Comparative Constitutional Law, European Union Law, and Human Rights (above all, issues regarding rights of persons with disabilities).
  • Master’s Thesis “Involuntary placement and involuntary treatment in the light of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities” (in Catalan).


UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN SUTHERLAND SCHOOL OF LAW (September – December 2016)
Master’s in Comparative, International and European Law (CIEL)

  • I was selected to participate in this academic programme.
  • Courses: Law of the European Convention on Human Rights, Law and Governance of the EU, and Victims.


POMPEU FABRA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW 
(September 2008- July 2014)

Bachelor of Law

  • Mention: Private and Public Law.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

INSTITUTO DE SALUD MENTAL DE LA ABOGACÍA – MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE OF LEGAL PROFESSIONS  (August 2017- Present)
   FOUNDER, FORMER PRESIDENT, AND HONORARY MEMBER

I founded a non-profit organisation whose mission is to achieve the highest possible degree of well-being (physical, mental and social) for current and future professionals in the legal sector, thus guaranteeing and strengthening the Rule of Law and Human Rights. During my tenure as a president (May 2018 – May 2020), I had the opportunity to: 

    • Participate as a speaker in many conferences. Among others, it should be noted my participation in three:
      • IV Congress of Catalan Lawyers: «Balance in the Profession: Emotional Well-Being in the Practice of Law» (27 September 2018; Tarragona, Spain)
      • XII National Conference for Spanish Lawyers: «Lawyers and Well-Being» (11 May 2019; Valladolid, Spain).
      • The Futures of Legal Education and Practice Annual Conference 2020, organised by The Open University Law School and the Legal Education Research Network (31 January 2020; Milton Keynes, The United Kingdom)

    • Present some amendments to the new Catalan Lawyers Regulation. Some of them, which focused on promoting training regarding emotional well-being, were incorporated.

    • Promote the first Study on Spanish Lawyers’ Health and Well-Being.

    • Create the Healthy Business Charter

The purpose of this Charter is to eliminate unnecessary causes of stress in the workplace, as well as to promote better mental health and well-being of legal professionals. The CNS identifies five areas of action, namely: reconciliation of personal and family life and work; dignification and humanization of the legal profession; training of lawyers and other office staff; promotion of healthy habits; and promotion of equality in the legal professions.

Among some important law firms, it should be pointed out that the General Council of Spanish Lawyers (which represents 83 Spanish bar associations) signed this Charter. 

– TOC 2.0 ASSOCIATION (March 2016- Present)
   LEGAL ADVISOR

  • I provide legal advice to members of TOC 2.0 Association who suffer Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.


– CAMPUS GAUDEIX DEL BÀSQUET
(July 2011 – Present)

   LEGAL ADVISOR

  • I draft the rules of this organisation to guarantee the good functioning of the basketball training.

 

– CATALAN FEDERATION OF 1ST PERSON MENTAL HEALTH ORGANISATIONS(November 2017 – July 2019)
   PROJECT TECHNICIAN & LEGAL ADVISOR

  • I created several short guides explaining how persons with mental health problems can claim their rights before different organisations.
  • I participated in the creation and development of the Rights Observatory on Mental Health of the Catalan Federation of 1st Person Mental Health Organizations (VEUS Federation).

 

–#NOPAYNOCOACH CASE (November 2014- August 2017)
   LAWYER

 

– MILBRAIT  (December 2016-March 2017)
   CO-FOUNDER,

  • Co-founded a non-partisan international platform which focuses on legal research (judicial interpretation, legal policy, private international law, legal marketing & communication, and legal culture), discussion on global challenges of the 21st century (economic and political governance, digital era, globalization, human rights, climate change, artificial life, and mental health), and its collaborators’ personal brand.

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

  • INTERNATIONAL OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER FOUNDATION – Boston, United States (2016-Present): advocate, speaker, and member
    • Participated in the XXIV Annual OCD Conference (Presentation: “Access to Proper Treatment: An International Perspective”) in San Francisco, United States from 7 to 9 July 2017.
  • IUSAPP – Barcelona, Spain (October 2013 – November 2014): member & editor
    • Participated in this legal research organisation, composed of law students and professors, which focused on analysing the civil and criminal law.
  • BOARD OF EDUCATION OF BARCELONA, Sants-Montjuïc District, and Anna Ravell School – Barcelona (November 2006- September 2008): elected member
    • Represented students from private and officially approved secondary or high school.