Fidele Menavanza

Fidèle Menavanza is a Staff Paralegal at Center for Elder Law & Justice. He came to the U.S. in 2011, having been born and raised in the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaïre) where he practiced as an Attorney in Kinshasa. Eventually, he was named in 2004 as an Expert from the Congolese government pertaining to Foreign Affairs, leading research within the Congolese Diplomacy Academy and advising on international policies and diplomacy. Interested in new Americans’ human rights, his work with Center for Elder Law & Justice revolves around community lawyering, cultural competency, and equitable language access. With a vast array of cultural experiences, he regularly advocates and writes essays focusing on access to justice for refugees, asylees and immigrants. Fidèle is fluent in five languages and relishes the opportunity to use them regularly while working with clients. In addition to a Master degree in International Business from D’youville College, he holds a Law degree (Cum laude) from William Booth University with an advanced studies in International Human Rights Law.