Ricardo Tosto is a prominent litigation expert and legal entrepreneur who has more than two decades of exposure to the Brazilian law sector. He recently spoke about the peculiarities of law as a career in Brazil as he wanted to help thousands of Brazilian students who pursue their career in the legal sector. Tosto says that Brazil stands third when counting the total number of lawyers in the country per a 2010 study, behind India and the United States. He says that it is due to a large number of law schools in the country, and there are almost 1,240 law graduation courses in Brazil per a data released by CNJ or National Council of Justice in 2010.
Ricardo Tosto also adds that the country has nearly 800,000 lawyers who passed the bar association examination. While calculating the total number of professionals in the legal sector, including the students who are pursuing their education in law, it accounts for nearly three million in numbers.Due to a large number of law schools and varied courses, the Ministry of Education declared in 2014 that it would perform inspections on courses which are offered by the universities to ensure that all of them are meeting the basic criteria of legal education. Ricardo Tosto continued that the Brazilian Bar Council, the Order of Attorneys of Brazil, established in the year 1930.
The association conducts bar examinations for the qualified law graduates three times in a year: December, March, and August. The examination is a two-phase process with a multiple choice preliminary test and a detailed written test.Ricardo Tosto started his professional life in 1991 by becoming the founding partner of the law practicing firm, Leite, Tosto e Barros Advogados. His hard work and commitment helped the company to grow as a reputed attorney service and litigation firm in the country.Tosto has served as the attorney to major politicians of the country, NGOs, multinational corporations, and more. He completed his graduation in Law from reputed Mackenzie Presbyterian University. Apart from that, Ricardo Tosto also earned a Master’s in Business Administration from the renowned Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation.