Every country of the world has a unique model of its legal framework. This is so because legal frameworks are drawn from a country’s acceptable social and ethical conducts which are different from one country to another. As such, every country models its legal parameters to align properly with its social and ethical settings hence the differences. Brazil being one of the greatest economy in Latin America is one of the most advanced country as far as legal parameters are concerned. The country has some of the greatest lawyers in the region and its legal setting is one of the most developed in the region. As a result, the country has had to put in place strict and high ethical standards for its lawyers. 

The Brazilian Bar Association is the sole government agency in the country that oversees and keeps the country’s lawyers in check. The association was developed and established in 1930 and it was as a result of protests by a group of law students at the then Brazilian Lawyers Institute. While the Brazilian Bar Association manages and governs lawyers in the Brazilian legal front, certification and admission to the bar is not under the association’s jurisdiction. Instead, the National Commission of Legal Education is in charge of that. 

Lawyers in Brazil are well groomed and seasoned to fit in in the country’s complex justice system. In order for a lawyer to make it to the bar in Brazil, a bachelor’s degree is just one of the basic requirements but not the only requirement. There is a national examination that one is required to undertake and pass and the exam is given by the OAB twice in very academic year. However, depending on the number of anticipated graduates and intakes in the universities, the test can be given thrice a year but this is a rare circumstance. The two-sectioned test requires one to pass in both so as to get the coveted admission to the bar. 

When admitted to the bar, it is upon the lawyers to decide whether to pursue a specialized area in the legal profession. It is not bad-practice in Brazil to deal with all kinds of legal suits although one is also allowed to specialize in one area. The only important thing to observe in Brazil as a lawyer is to make sure that one operates in the utmost ethical and acceptable codes of conduct in the profession. The governing body that checks and implements these codes of conduct is the OAB and it is the same body that administers disciplinary actions against lawyers who fail to adhere to the set norms. In a nutshell, Brazilian lawyers are highly trained and legally seasoned to deal with the legal issues in the country.