The Brazilian justice system is made up of huge numbers of courts that stem from various domains and jurisdiction. Brazil is a Federal Republic that is made up of municipalities, states and the Union. This setup follows the 1988 enactment of laws in the constitution, the sixth constitution Brazil has ever had since its independence.
The legal system is a hierarchy of courts and each is tasked with certain roles that are independent of the others. This hierarchy begins with the superior courts (Superior Militar Court, State Courts, Superior Court of Justice – STJ, Superior Militar Court – STM and Superior Labor Court – TST). The second level in the system is made up of Second Instance Courts (Regional Federal Courts, Regional Electoral Courts and the Regional Labor Courts). Lastly, there are the first instance courts which comprise of Labor Courts, Federal Courts and Electoral Courts.
Supreme Federal Court
The Supreme Federal Court of Brazil is the highest ranked body in the Brazilian judiciary and it oversees the constitution and can prosecute cases deemed a threat to the provisions of the constitution. The court is made up of 11 ministers aged between 35 and 65 years who are nominated by the President and approved by the Senate. This court is also tasked with the prosecution of the ministers when they commit common offenses.
Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira
Graduated from the Mackenzie-SP with a LLB Law degree, Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira is an experienced lawyer with specializations in business law. He is a verified Bar Association member and works as the Chairman of the Judicial Reform Bar Association. Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira is also a writer with several published articles, specifically academic journals and others in newspapers. He has also been identified as a good speaker and a mentor among young upcoming lawyers.
His experience record includes the achievements he has made working for over 15 years handling business law. Some of the sub-domains he operates in include judicial recovery, business reconstruction, bankruptcy, credit recovery and bank contracts. Ricardo Tosto de Oliveiras despite the long experience is optimistic and foresees a growth in his career and professional competence.