Dr. Katarina Barley, SPD, German Federal Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection.
Born November 19, 1968 in Cologne, Germany; two children.
Studied law in Marburg and Paris; first and second state examinations in 1993 and 1998; Diplôme de Droit Français; 1998 awarded Doctorate in Law in Münster.
Lawyer, Head of Division within the Scientific Services of the Rhineland-Palatinate State Parliament; judge at the Regional Court of Trier and the District Court of Wittlich; Advisor at the Rhineland-Palatinate State Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection.
Arbeiterwohlfahrt (Workers’ welfare association); German Red Cross; Europa-Union Deutschland (Europe Union Germany); Förderverein der Gedenkstätte KZ Hinzert (Association for the Hinzert Concentration Camp memorial); Freundeskreis Herbert-Wehner-Bildungswerk (Friends of Herbert-Wehner Education Center); ver.di trade union; Heimat- und Verkehrsverein Schweich (Schweich heritage and tourism association); Trier University of Applied Sciences (member of the board of trustees and the sponsors’ committee); Institute for European Politics (member of the board of trustees and the sponsors’ committee); Jacques Delors Institute (member of the advisory council); SCHMIT-Z schwul-lesbisches Zentrum Trier e.V. (SCHMIT-Z gay-lesbian center association in Trier) (contributing member); Trägerverein Offener Kanal Trier e.V. (sponsor organization for open channel public television in Trier); ZDF-Fernsehrat (ZDF television board); Zonta Club Trier (Trier Zonta Club) (contributing member); Deutscher Juristinnenbund (German association of female lawyers), Marie-Schlei-Verein (Marie Schlei association); member of the SPD executive board since December 9, 2017; member of the board for the SPD regional association for the Rhineland since November 5, 2011.
1994 – 1998 Member of Trier North local council; 2005 – 2011 Member of the city council, Schweich; 2009 – 2015 Member of the collective municipal council, Schweich an der Römischen Weinstraße; 2005 – 2016 Member of the SPD district executive in Trier-Saarburg; since 2010 district chairwoman; 2014 – 2015 Member of the district council, Trier-Saarburg; 2015 – 2017 Secretary General of the SPD; 2017 – March 2018 Federal Minister for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women, and Youth; October 2, 2017 – March 2018 Acting Minister of Labor and Social Affairs; since March 2018 Federal Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection.