With over 1.2 million licensed and non-licensed attorneys, Brazil is one of the countries that is dominated by legal professionals. The Brazilian Law borrows most of its contents from the Portuguese Law. It came into practice back in 1822 after the country cut ties with Portuguese colonialists. The country’s first law schools were set up in São Paulo and Olinda five years after gaining independence.
Brazilian Law Practice Requirements
To practice law in Brazil, one has to sit for and pass vestibular examinations, get an LLB, get an internship, pass the national bar examinations and get a license from the OAB. Vestibular exams are like the law school entry exams given in other countries. Law schools that operate in Brazil are mandated to comply with the regulations of the Federal Ministry of Education and OAB’s National Commission on Legal Education.
OAB is the only government-credited institution in Brazil that offers bar exams and licenses lawyers. The minimum requirement for seating for OAB exams is an undergraduate law degree. The OAB also offers specialty programs on corporate law, criminal law, tax law and constitutional law. One must first pass the OAB examinations to gain admission to the Brazilian Bar.
About Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira
As an expert in litigation, Riccardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho is among the most sought-after lawyers in Brazil. He is a name partner of one of Brazil’s top litigation law firms known as Tosto Barros Advogados Associados. Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho is an LLB graduate of the Armando Alvarez Penteado Foundation (FAAP) and more
Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho offers legal advice on litigation matters to corporations, public figures, and non-governmental organizations. Before he became a name and founding partner of Tosto Barros Advogados Associados Advocacia, he practiced litigation law at Leite Tosto Barros. Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho is passionate about passing his skills to young and ambitious attorneys. Tosto Barros Advogados Associados currently recruits interns to benefit from Tosto’s impressive skills.