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Alicia Pucheta de Correa

(Paraguay)

With more than thirty-five years of judicial experience in Paraguay, Dr. Alicia Beatriz Pucheta de Correa began as a practitioner in 1971 as a court stenographer. She worked her way to the positions of Secretary, Actuary, Attorney, Defender, Prosecutor, Inferior Court Judge, Member of the Court of Appeal in Labor Court and Member of the Court of Appeal for Children and Adolescents, covering the judicial hierarchy, until becoming the first woman to hold the position of Minister of the Supreme Court of Justice and the first woman to occupy the highest position in the national judiciary, the presidency in 2007.

Pucheta de Correa is the first woman to hold the position of Full Member of the Board of Directors of the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences of the National University of Asunción.