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Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho: The Brazilian Law Systems

Brazil has a federal republic and is therefore governed by the rule of law. There are three arms of government as the case with many nations. There is the executive, legislature, and the judiciary. Laws are created and passed by the legislative arm while the judiciary is mandated to enforce the laid down law as well as interpreting it. Judiciary in other term is referred as the custodian of law. Brazil is governed by the supreme law contained in a written constitution that was passed about three decades ago. The system of judges’ selection in Brazil is done by selecting from the best practicing lawyers.


Even as the supreme law in Brazil is contained in the Constitution, there are other laws that are in existence, that are supposed to complement the Constitution. There is the criminal suit code, civil code, commercial code and consumer defense code among many more laws. These laws are supposed to be enforced in accordance with the federal constitution. The constitution has subdivided the Republic of Brazil into 26 states. These states have the permission to create their own laws but they must always ensure that they abide with the Constitution.

Lawyers in Brazil are held in high regard. They are the only certified individuals allowed to represent clients in courts or in any other legal transaction. There thousands of lawyers in Brazil owing to a large number of law schools that have been set up by the government. Graduates of the law degree are required to attend law schools after which they inducted into the bar. Lawyers in Brazil have to sit for a bar examination that will finally determine if they are to be allowed to practice law in the country. This is a requirement even for foreign lawyers who would like to practice in Brazil. One prominent lawyer who has gone through the whole process of becoming a lawyer is Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho.

Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho

Ricardo Tosto has had almost 3 decades of experience in law practice. He holds a law degree from Mackenzie Presbyterian University. He is a highly rated business litigator. Ricardo Tosto has clients from both the government and non-government organizations. Ricardo Tosto is the senior lawyer at the Leite, Tosto and Barros Advogados Associados, which is the law firm that he co-founded.

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