Teixeira was part of a triple list drawn up by STJ magistrates last week and sent to the President of the Republic for nomination.
She was the only woman in the relationship. It is now up to the federal Senate to conduct an analysis by vote and approve the attorney’s name for the higher court.
Teixeira, 51, is a graduate of the Faculty of Law of the University of Brasilia, a Specialist in Business and Corporate Law of the Getlio Vargas Foundation, and holds a Master’s degree in Law from the Brazilian Institute of Public Law.
She was a federal adviser to the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) and its vice president in the federal district.
The STJ promotes a uniform interpretation of federal law across the country. It is responsible for the final resolution of civil and criminal cases that do not concern constitutional matters or specialized courts (e.g., labor and military courts).
Before the nomination, First Lady Rosangela Lula da Silva, popularly known as Janja, celebrated the presidential election on social media.
“Very pleased with the appointment of lawyer Daniela Teixeira to the STJ. As I have said many times before, it is extremely important that women have increasing decision-making autonomy and power. Happy Birthday, Danielle! he wrote.
The Federal Council of the Brazilian Bar Association also welcomed Teixeira’s nomination.
“As the candidate with the most votes in the election to form the barrister’s list of six for the position, the National OAB considers that Daniela Teixeira has the necessary qualities and qualifications for the position and meets all the conditions to represent her legal profession above Judgment with arrogance,” reads a note.
The STJ ministers also presented another list of four names for the post reserved for state judges.
Likewise, it will be up to Lula to select two for further court availability, which is also being considered in the Senate.
From October, a new post in the STF will become vacant with the mandatory retirement of Minister Rosa Weber, who will be 75 (the age limit for permanent jurisdiction).