There are around 600,000 lawyers to day in Brazil, and around 200,000 of them are working or living in the city of Sao Paolo. One of these lawyers is Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho. Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho is known to be one of Brazil’s most trusted lawyers, and he has been specializing in the field of finance, commerce and electoral laws. He is very passionate about his profession, and he has been serving the Brazilian Bar Association for some time now, as he held different positions within the organization. Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho is also serving private firms, offering his services regarding laws about finance, commerce and the corporate world. Aside from this, he is also traveling the world attending a huge number of seminars and conventions annually that is being hosted by other lawyers. He is also an active member of lawyer groups and organizations locally and internationally, and has been working with them to improve the services that they give to the public.
Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho is seen as an icon in the field of law. Youths have looked up to him as a role model, and his colleagues in the profession have also expressed their thoughts about him being a great friend and a good influence. Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho is also one of the reasons why the younger Brazilian generation wanted to pursue law, as he showed them how it feels like being a lawyer who expresses his opinions vocally. However, he also added that the younger generation should pursue law not just because of him, but it should be because of their passion. He stated that if law students are not passionate enough, they would never succeed.
There are about 200,000 law students in Brazil today, and that number is seen to increase as being a lawyer becomes an in demand job for a nation of more than a hundred million people. However, studying Brazilian law is not an easy task. The law of Brazil is derived from the European law systems, so the students must understand how laws are made an imposed in Europe. They also have to study its history, and when they graduate after five years, they have to pass the examination before being called a lawyer.