Law is a prestigious career for in Brazil. It is one of those careers that children there grow up hoping to achieve. A law course in Brazil takes five years at the university. Upon graduation the graduates still have to go to law school where they are prepared to go to the field and practice law. The competition is stiff and the number of lawyers graduating yearly continues to increase. Students of law do not necessarily practice law as litigators. Law graduates can opt to become government prosecutors, magistrates, judges or even arbiters. Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho chose to practice the law and after years in other firms he established his own.
Court system in Brazil
Brazil is divided into states and these states have judicial districts that are made up of many municipalities. Each of the state’s capital has a court of justice. The judicial districts however have trial courts. In these courts, the judge is the sole arbiter in all the cases whether criminal or civil. Jury service only kicks in when the case is that of attempt to kill or actual murder. All appeals of cases heard here are directed to courts of second instance.
Ricardo Tosto’s Practice
Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho is a legal authority in Brazilian legal circles. Having founded a firm in Brazil, he specializes in commercial law and also deals with banking operations. The firm also handles cases in other areas such as debt and bankruptcy, criminal cases in business and credit restructuring. Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho is an experienced litigator in such areas as civil law and polling or electoral law. Ricardo has also equally proved himself in political cases in the past.
Memberships and Other Engagements
Before Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho started his own firm, he worked as an advisor in legal and human resource matters. This he did while in the employment of GrupoRede. He was president of a judicial reform committee. Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho enjoys the membership of the ‘international bar association’. He is also in the ‘centre for Brazilian lawyer societies’ and a member of the ‘institute for management development’. With others, Ricardo started the ‘institute for election law and political parties’ studies’.