Brazil has many lawyers thanks to the huge number of law schools available in the country. The country has the largest number of lawyers in the world closely followed by the United States which has over 1 million professional lawyers. India comes third with almost 1 million lawyers. The law schools in Brazil overwhelm all of the world’s countries’ put together. According to the National Council of Justice (CNJ), there are 1’100 graduation courses in the world, while Brazil as a country has 1,240 graduation courses of Law.
The Bar examination occurs nationally thrice a year, in March, August, and December. The Order of Attorneys of Brazil (AOB) is in charge of unifying and organizing the examination. The AOB founded in 1930, regulates over 847,921 Brazilian lawyers. After studying law for five years, students are expected to take the Bar examination, consisting of 2 phases: the written test and the multiple choice test.
For one to practice law in the country, they must hold a Bachelor of Law degree and be approved by the AOB. Every law student must demonstrate a complete understanding of the commonplace themes to be approved. The AOB has some public powers even though it is not a governmental organization. Among its notable powers is taking disciplinary action on errant lawyers in Brazil.
Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho
Mr. Ricardo Tosto is a co-founder of Leite, Tosto e Barros Advogados. For over 22 years, Ricardo Tosto has dedicated his life to the practice of business law. He specializes in credit recovery, banking, international law, M&A, electoral law, corporate restructuring, commercial and civil litigation.
Mr. Tosto graduated from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie with an extension course in BA at FAAP. He is a member of the International Bar Association, Brazilian Bar Association, and the Law Firms and Partnerships Research Centre. Tosto is the founding partner of Brazilian Institute for Electoral and Party Law Research and former president of the São Paulo OAB Commission for Modernisation of the Judiciary.
He also an established author and has written numerous reviews and articles published in specialized journals. An example of his work is the O Processo de Tiradentes, a book that he co-authored. He is an eloquent speaker and has made appearances on many Brazilian conferences and events.
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