Joan Monegal holds a Law degree from the University of Barcelona (1986).
On completing his studies, he joined the Andorran justice administration service, acting as court clerk in the First Instance Courts (Batllia Episcopal) and the former High Court (Tribunal Superior de la Mitra) of the Principality of Andorra.
In 1993, he was appointed judge (batlle) of the Principality of Andorra, assigned to the Civil Division of the First Instance Courts (Batllia d’Andorra), then later assuming functions in criminal matters, before ending his judicial career as a senior judge in Andorra’s highest criminal court (Tribunal de Corts).
In 1997, he founded his own law firm in Andorra, where he currently practices as a lawyer specialising in civil and administrative matters.
During the course of his long career, he has had the opportunity to advise some of Andorra’s most prestigious institutions, such as Andorra’s Social Security Agency (Caja Andorrana de Seguridad Social: CASS), the current Andorran Financial Authority (Autoridad Financiera d’Andorra: AFA) and the Government of Andorra itself.
In 2001, he became a member of the Andorran Parliament, an office which he held until 2005.
He is a member of the Legislative Committee on Regional Planning (Comisión Legislativa de Ordenación Territorial) and the Justice Home Affairs Committee, as well as a member of the mixed parliamentary group at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and Deputy Chairman of the Legislative Committee on Regional Policy and Land-use Planning (Comisión Legislativa de Política Territorial y Urbanismo).
He has authored various publications and, notably, the book entitled Alternatives per al futur d’Andorra (2000).
He is presently a member of the Assembly.
Languages: Catalan, Spanish, French and English.