Brazil has many lawyers, but this is only possible thanks to the enormous number of law schools that have been established in the country. In 2010, it was ranked the third nation with the highest number of lawyers worldwide. The explanation for this record number of lawyers is the huge number of law schools in the country. Brazil has more law schools than those in the rest of the world. The number of Brazilian lawyers who are approved by the bar examination are 800,000. Some studies show that if all the law students were to be approved by the examination board, the country would have more than 3 million lawyers.
Unique Brazilian Laws
Apart from having a high number of lawyers, Brazil is also known for some of its unique laws. The two most talked about unique laws are:
- Wearing Helmets Inside Premises: Many states in Brazil forbid the use of helmets or other objects or cloths covering the face when entering private or public premises. This law aims at reducing attempted robbery attempts and making one visible to security surveillance.
- Use of Cell Phones in Banks: This is forbidden to prevent bank clients from being robbed upon withdrawing their valuables.
About Ricardo Tosto
Mr Ricardo Tosto is among the renowned strategists and leaders in Brazil’s legal fraternity. Tosto started from humble beginnings at a small law practice and proceeded to work for the most prominent corporate litigation firm in Brazil. Following his great success, he went out on his own to establish his firm which soon grew into one of the highly reputable law practice in Brazil.
Ricardo has featured in many high profile cases where he has defended public companies and personalities. He has also offered legal counsel to large Brazilian multinationals and corporations, politicians, and even the government.
Ricardo pioneered the adoption of many legal mechanisms that turn out to be common tools in the Brazilian legal society. He has also acted as a mentor to many of his partners who begun as interns in his firm. Ricardo closely supervises the important cases in his firm by offering creative strategies and providing specific leadership.