In an announcement made in May of 2016, Luciana Lossio would be sworn in as the titular minister of the Superior Electoral Court in Brazil. As an experienced lawyer, Lossio would fill the vacant spot left by Minister Arnaldo Versiani.
Luciana Lossio is a devoted professional, marked by her great achievements. When she took a substitute minister position at the Superior Electoral Court in 2011, she made history as a pioneering woman. She has been a prominent figure in the electoral law area and is also a member of the IBRADE (the Brazilian Institute of Electoral Law). She has had an extremely solid career and is very articulated when it comes to oral explanations which she uses as one of the many tools of her defense. Her extreme respect for people and their rights is well known by many.
Lossio received her law degree from the University Center of Brasilia in 1999, obtaining an approval from the Brazilian Bar Association the same year she graduated. As a woman who is continuously trying to improve herself, she completed three postgraduate degrees in the Legal Department and Public Prosecutor’s Office, in Law, State and Constitution, and in Civil Procedural Law. All of this knowledge has allowed the new minister to safely follow her professional path by dominating numerous fields of legal study.
She worked in the Attorney General’s office for seven years, spending most of her time working alongside two former attorneys general of the Republic, Geraldo Brindeiro and Claudio Fonteles. During her time there she also served as an advisor to cases that depended on the judgments by the Superior Federal Court and the Superior Electoral Court.
The Superior Electoral Court which she was appointed to must contain a minimum of seven judges, as required by the Federal Constitution. Three of these lawyers must have originated from the Superior Federal Court, two must have originated from the Superior Court of Justice, and two others must come from the choice of at least three other appointments made by the Supreme Court.
Luciana Lossio was an obvious choice. Her technical ability, professionalism, and unwavering ethics that have shown throughout her entire career made her an ideal candidate to fill the empty position. She has demonstrated throughout the years her dedication to the practice of law and she possesses every characteristic necessary to fill the position of Minister of the Superior Electoral Court.