Ricardo Tosto Remarks on the Swearing in of a New Supreme Court Justice in Brazil

The leadership of the Brazilian Order of Lawyers as present at the swearing in of Alexandre de Moraes as the newest member of the Federal Supreme Tribunal, Brazil’s highest court. Justice Moraes fills the vacancy that was left upon the death of Justice Teori Zavascki. The new justice will join the other members of the First Panel of the court, alongside Chief Justice Marco Aurélio, Rosa Weber, Luís Roberto Barroso and Luiz Fux.

Moraes was accompanied to the podium by Celso de Mello, the Supreme Court’s longest serving member, and by Luiz Edson Fachin, the court’s newest associate. As is the practice at these inaugurations, only the Chief Justice of the full court addresses the audience.

Chief Justice Cármen Lúcia wished the new justice a productive career on the court that will include contributions to our citizenry and to the rule of law. She added that she was sure that he would strive to the utmost to accomplish these aims. Moraes was nominated on February 22 and subsequently confirmed by the Senate. He previously held several posts in Sao Paulo state and local government.

Ricardo Tosto is a world renowned attorney based in Sao Paulo. He founded Ricardo Tosto & Associates over twenty years ago as a one-man firm, and currently heads up one of Brazil’s most influential practices. In addition, Ricardo Tosto has been recognized by such publications as Latin Lawyer and Chambers Guide.

Ricardo Tosto is frequently interviewed in the media as a legal expert, and he is also an accomplished writer and speaker. Ricardo Tosto’s firm has offices throughout Brazil.

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