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Patricia Pérez Goldberg

Abogada de la Universidad de Valparaíso (1999).

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Cursó el Primer Diplomado sobre la Reforma Procesal Penal organizado por la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Chile (2001) y realizó un Postítulo sobre Aspectos Fundamentales y Tendencias Actuales del Derecho Penal en la Universidad Católica del Norte (2002). En 2005 se graduó, con distinción máxima del Diplomado de Derechos Humanos y Procesos de Democratización, impartido por el Centro de Derechos Humanos de la Universidad de Chile.

Es graduada del Diploma de Postítulo en Fortalecimiento del Estado de Derecho a través de la Capacitación en Derechos Humanos de Operadores de la Justicia, Universidad de Chile (2007) y del Diplomado en Gerencia Pública con Enfoque de Género, Flacso- Chile (2007).

Ha asistido a diversos cursos avanzados de litigación, tanto en Chile como en el extranjero.

Magíster de Derecho Penal y Ciencias Penales en la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso.

Ha ejercido docencia de pregrado en la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso y en la Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez. Ha desarrollado docencia de posgrado en la Universidad de Chile y en la Universidad de Valparaíso.

Se ha desempeñado como Abogada Jefe de la Corporación de Asistencia Judicial de la V Región (2000-2001).

En 2004 se integró a la Unidad de Estudios de la Defensoría Penal Pública de Valparaíso.

Su compromiso con el servicio público le llevó a ser elegida en 2007 como una de las 100 Mujeres Líderes de Chile, en la premiación organizada por Mujeres Empresarias en conjunto con Economía y Negocios de El Mercurio.
Jefe de Gabinete:
Andrés Vega Alvarado

Patricia Pérez Goldberg

Minister of Justice of the Republic of Chile

Patricia Pérez Goldberg earned her law degree from the University of Valparaíso in 1999 and holds Masters degrees in Criminal Law and Criminal Sciences from the Catholic University of Valparaíso. She holds multiple post-graduate diplomas including those in Criminal Procedure Reform from the University of Chile in 2001, Current Trends and Fundamentals of Criminal Law from the Catholic University of the North in 2002, and Human Rights and Democratization from the Human Rights Center at the University of Chile in 2005, where she earned highest honors.

In 2007 Minister Pérez earned additional professional training focused on “Strengthening the Rule of Law through Training Justice Operators in Human Rights” from the University of Chile, and in “Public Management with a Gender Perspective” at FLACSO-Chile.

She held undergraduate teaching positions at the Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso and Adolfo Ibañez University. She also taught post-graduate courses at the University of Chile and the University of Valparaíso.

Minister Pérez served as Chief Counsel of the Legal Assistance Corporation of the V-Region and was part of the Research Unit of the Public Defense Office of Valparaiso. She has worked with Proyecto ACCESO at California Western School of Law on the development of drug treatment courts. Her commitment to public service led her to be chosen as one of the Top 100 Female Leaders of Chile in 2007.

She was appointed Vice Minister of Justice by Chilean President Sebastián Piñera in 2010. As Vice Minister, she worked to champion community sentences, implement electronic monitoring, and establish drug courts throughout the country. She also worked to improve the juvenile offender system, employ a gender-focused approach in prison, and has strongly supported the modification of Chile’s criminal procedure rules.

Minister Pérez was appointed as Minister of Justice in December 2012 and is one of only four women to ever serve as Chile’s Minister of Justice in more than 175 years. She is currently leading the charge to create and promote a new Civil Procedure Code for Chile.