On Tuesday, Luciana Lossio is scheduled to be sworn in as the new minister of the Superior Electoral Court (TSE). Ms. Lossio, herself an experienced lawyer with a history of great achievements, will be replacing Minister Arnaldo Versiana. The position requires that a lawyer fills the vacancy. The inauguration is to be held in the court itself and will start at 7:00 pm. In 2011, Luciana was the first woman to occupy the position of substitute minister of the TSE; one of three roles exclusive to lawyers.
Luciana is a prominent figure in her region and is a member of the Brazilian Institute of Electoral Law (IBRADE). Luciana is experienced with electoral law and her clients include governors and other political figures. Luciana is described to be very articulate and demonstrated her abilities in the TSE plenary with various forms of defense. She is known for having impeccable character as she handles every role with total respect for the constitution as well as the individuals she serves.
Luciana graduated from the University Center of Brasilia in 1999 with a degree in law. She excelled as a student and was able to join the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) the very same year. Luciana is a constant student and has completed three post graduate courses focusing on Civil and Constitutional law. Her experience in the Public Prosecutor’s Office has also given her a wide and varied understanding of the law, which will serve her well as Minister.
Ms. Lossio worked at the Attorney General’s Office for seven years alongside Claudio Fonteles and Geraldo Brindeiro. During that time, Luciana also advised on cases that depended on the TSE or Federal Superior Court (STF). She has been described as a visionary; always demonstrating her ability to handle complex situations.
The Federal Constitution requires that the TSE must have a minimum of seven judges. Three of these judges must originate from the STF and two from the STJ. The remaining positions are to be chosen from a list of three possible appointees decided by the Supreme Court. Luciana was chosen due to her career of unquestionable professionalism and legal ability. Luciana Lossio has demonstrated that she is of excellent moral character and experienced in a wide array of legal practices, both of which will serve her well at the new TSE Minister.