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Ricardo Suro Esteves


A graduate in law from the University of Guadalajara (class of 1997), Magistrate Suro has a specialization in amparo (habeas corpus) and a postgraduate degree in civil law and a judicial specialization from the Federal Judicial Institute of Mexico.

He has over 20 years of experience in the justice sector having held various positions in the judiciary at federal and state levels, including in Mexico’s Federal Judicial Council, as part of the Fifth Civil District Court in Mexico City, as Federal Legal Adviser to the city of Guadalajara and on civil matters at the Third Circuit.

In July 2014 he was confirmed as Judge of the Supreme Court of Justice of Jalisco before the State’s Congress, performing in the Seventh Chamber in Civil Matters.

On December 15, 2016, he was elected President of the Supreme Court of Justice and the State Judicial Council, beginning his term for two years, on January 1, 2017. He is currently in charge of the highest representation of one of the three public powers of the State of Jalisco, the Judicial Branch.