The Process of Becoming a Lawyer in Brazil

Legal practice ranks among the most lucrative professions. This explains why law schools throughout the world receive a high number of applicants. The legal system in Brazil is highly developed. The country boasts nearly 1 million legal practitioners, which is the third highest globally after the United States and India. Brazilian law is based on Portuguese law. There are certain steps that one ought to take before he or she is admitted to the bar in Brazil.

Those wishing to be lawyers must first excel in their vestibular examinations. This is a prerequisite for students before they proceed to the University for a Law Degree. The vestibular exams are administered by universities. Generally students complete their law degrees within a period of 5 years.

Upon the completion of their law degrees, students are usually introduced to the Brazilian Bar Association, which is an umbrella body for all lawyers in the country. This body sets the Brazilian Bar Examination, which one must excel in before he or she is admitted to the bar.  Its passage warrants approval and the right to practice in the field that one has specialized in.

Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho

Mr. Tosto is one of the most prominent attorneys in Brazil. He is a founding partner at Leite, Tosto e Barros Advogado advocates. For over 22 years, he has been dedicated to representing clients in cases related to business law. His areas of specialty are commercial and civil litigation, M&A, credit recovery, banking, electoral law, international law, and corporate restructuring.

Ricardo Tosto graduated from Universidad Presbiteriana Mackenzie. In addition, he holds a postgraduate degree in Business Administration from FAAP. During legal career, Ricardo has made a name for himself by being one of the sharpest legal minds. He is similarly known to be a shrewd legal strategist, who has won hundreds of cases on behalf of his clients. Mr. Tosto is affiliated to the Brazilian Bar Association, the Partnerships Research Centre (CESA), and the International Bar Association. Follow Tosto on Twitter to keep up with his news.