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Sebastian Betancourt Restrepo

 Location: Medellin, Colombia
 Phone: (214) 905- 1420
 Fax: (214) 905-2010
 

 Attorney Sebastian Betancourt Restrepo joined the Medellin  office of Petty & Associates, PLLC as an “Of counsel” attorney  in January of 2016. He is licensed to practice law in Medellin,  Colombia.

 Prior to starting his firm, Sebastian worked as a professor at several universities. Sebastian has represented clients in Family, Social Security, and Labor Law. He has been a dedicated litigator and legal consultant since 2011.

Throughout his successful career, Sebastian has won several awards such as first in a competition for law students held at the XI National Congress Guarantor Procedural Law, recognition by the Supreme Council of the Universidad Autonoma Latinoamericana, and also gained recognition by the Rector in view of the involvement in the competitive debate tournament "Unidad y Participacion", in 2011 in the city of Bogota.

Sebastian graduated from the Becario de la Universidad Nacional del Rosario, Argentina and has a Postgraduate and Master of Procedural Law from Universidad Autonoma Latinoamericana. He is also currently pursuing a specialization in Labor Law and Social Security at the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana.

Areas of Practice

  • Labor Law
  • Social Security Law
  • Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • Superior Council of Judiciary, Colombia

 

Education

  • Becario de la Universidad Nacional del Rosario, Argentina, Graduate Master of Procedural Law
  • Universidad Autonoma Latinoamericana, 2010
  • Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, specialization in Labor Law and Social Security Law

 

Professional Associations & Memberships:

  • Active member of the IABA (Inter-American Federation of Lawyers), Washington, D.C.

Publications

  • La carga dinámica probatoria y su repercusión en el proceso penal desde las Reglas de Mallorca y la teoría del garantismo penal. Article published in Ratio Juris law school at the Universidad Autonoma. Latinoamericana. Volume 5, No. 11. July-December 2010, Medellin Colombia. ISSN: 1794-6638.
  • La preservación del principio acusatorio como garante de la imparcialidad judicial en el proceso penal. Article published in the journal of Garantismo Procesal, published by the Legal Library Sanchez. Volume 01, 2011. Medellin, Colombia. ISSN: 2248-7883.
  • Progresos y contrariedades en la sistemática acusatoria penal colombiana. Article published in the journal of Garantismo Procesal, published by the Legal Library Sanchez. Volume 04 June 2012. Medellin, Colombia. ISSN: 2248-7883.

 

Awards & Recognitions

  • XI National Congress of Procedural Law Competition, First Place
  • Supreme Council of the Universidad Autonoma Latinoamericana, First Place
  • Recognition for the involvement of the competitive debate “Unidad y Participacion” in Bogota, Colombia.

 

Languages

English and Spanish.

 

 

 

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