Law in Brazil involves the use of bar associations which are located depending on the jurisdiction. An example is the Brazilian Bar Association which has been given a mandate by federal law to regulate the profession. For lawyers to join a local bar association, they must have studied in an accredited university. There are a number of schools that offer law in the country. Some of these include Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, University of Brasilia and Mackenzie Presbyterian University (MACKENZIE). Moreover, they should have gone through a two year internship at legal practice that is registered. There is also the state bar examination that if passed determines entry into the association. This is the only way that a lawyer can get an opportunity to represent a client.
The law number 8906 of July 1994 regulates how law is to be carried out in Brazil. There is also the code of ethics and discipline that should be followed by The Bar Association. This dictates how lawyers relate with clients. This should always be in a professional manner. The rules also touch on the legal fees to be paid by clients. Further arrangements can then be made between the client and the attorney. There are international law firms that have made their way into the country. However, they are not allowed to practice unless when handling cases that have to do with foreign law.
Some Information on Ricardo Tosto de Oliviera Carvalho
Ricardo Tosto is a partner and one of the founders of Leite, Tosto e Barros Advogados whose headquarters are in Sao Paulo. This is a company that is focused on litigation cases. It also handles cases such as political and election law, debt and credit restructuring as well as commercial law and contracts. He studied law at Mackenzie Presbyterian University. He also took an extension course in business administration.
Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira worked as an advisor for the HR and Legal Management at Grupo Rede. He was the director at Fundacao Rede de Previdencia Privada. He was the president for the Judicial Modernization and Judicial Reform Committees for the Brazilian Bar Association. Ricardo Tosto was nominated by Who’s Who Legal as one of the best Brazilian lawyers under the Commercial Litigation category.