Patient has been a Legal Officer at TRIAL International’s Bukavu office, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), since October 2014. He is also a lawyer at the Goma Bar since December 2010 and is a researcher at the Law Faculty of the University of Goma (DRC). In the past, Patient has worked as a partner lawyer for the United Nations Development Program. Patient also runs a law clinic at the University of Goma, which is devoted to improving access to justice for vulnerable people, particularly those living with HIV/AIDS.

Patient holds a Law degree from the University of Goma (DRC) and a Masters in International Human Rights Law from the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria (South Africa).