Brazil’s legal profession is regulated by the Order of Attorneys of Brazil (OAB). Founded in 1930, the OAB has its headquarters in Brasília, Federal District. As of 2013, the organization had 847,921 lawyers. Every graduate from a school of law must first register with the Order of Attorneys of Brazil in order to practice law in the country. Only graduates that are duly registered with OAB can appear before a Court of Law.
The Bar examination
The bar examination is a test that determines the eligibility of a candidate to act on behalf of clients in a Court of Law. In Brazil, the Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil (English- Order of Attorneys of Brazil), the Brazilian Bar Association, unifies and organizes bar examination two to three times a year (normally in March, August, and December).
The Bar examination is organized in two phases – the written test that consists of 80 multiple choice questions that cover Ethics, Philosophy of Law, Civil Law, Civil Procedure Law, Human Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Labor Law, and Administrative Law. Students are required to score not less than 40 questions correctly for them to proceed to the second phase of the exam which consists of four essay questions as well as a drafting project in the following disciplines Civil Law, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, and Labor Law.
Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho
Mr. Ricardo is a respected lawyer in Brazil. He studied at the Mackenzie University where he got a degree in law. Ricardo also has an extension course in Business Administration (BA) from Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP).
Mr. Ricardo has represented many key personalities and organizations in complex cases that have gained the country’s media attention. Ricardo has also provided legal assistance to local and international corporations, politicians and the government.
Ricardo Tosto is well known for the role he played in championing for different legal mechanisms that are today being used in Brazil’s legal community. He is a mentor to many upcoming lawyers; he mentored most of his current partners who were once interns in his firm. Go here to learn more about this famous Latin Lawyer.