Thor Halvorssen was born 40 years ago to a Venezuelan family. His parents were from the royal family as his mother descended from the first president of Venezuela. On the other hand, his father descended from a Norwegian king. The two parents taught him to observe human rights, and since then, this belief remains unchanged. Today, things have changed, and Thor no longer lives in Venezuela. He lives in the United States after unveiling corruption deals in his native Venezuela. This whistleblowing came at a cost for him. His father was jailed and tortured; his mom killed while his first cousin is still being held in prison in Venezuela.
Other than a renowned human right activist, Thor Halverson is a filmmaker. In regards to matters of the film, he is the founder of the famous Moving Picture Institute. His latest works concerning the film industry include the film the Moon is a Harsh Mistress. He is producing this film in collaboration with Bryan Singer. Thor Halvorssen is famous for establishing the Human Rights Foundation as well as the Oslo Freedom Forum. His opinions have featured on several media outlets such as the New York Times, National Journal, the Washington Post as well as the Wall Street Journal. He has also on several occasions appeared on various television outlets to explain his opinions. He has appeared in Al-Jazeera, the Fox News and finally the BBC news. His work has received the praise of several print outlets including the New York Times.
Among the various issues that Thor Halvorssen stands against include human trafficking, threats to democracy particularly those in Latin America and finally slavery. He also lectures on the same topics at various institution such as the Harvard Law School, the American Enterprise Institute and finally the New York City Junto.
During his time with the Human Rights Foundation, Thor Halvorssen has worked with some of the best human right activists of all times. This includes the like of Garry Kasparov, Vaclav Havel as well as Vladimir Bukovsky. Thor Halvorssen has openly opposed Yoweri Museveni, the Ugandan dictator for openly discriminating gays in the country.
We live in an imperfect world; there are set to be disputes at any point in life. Lawyers become one of the most important people at such moments. In case you have a business, there is certainly a time where you will need a business lawyer. Ricardo Tosto is a popular person in the legal representation industry. He has specialized in business law and will handled every form of business disputes. Ricardo Tosto was born in 1963 and pursued undergraduate studies in law. He furthered his education where he pursued Business Administration. He has grown his portfolio and is today a member of the International and Brazilian Bar Association.
While the legal system has a reputation for having a large number of lawyers, solving disputes is slow and challenging. Although the number of lawyers in the country amount to close to 1 million, it can take between three to five years to find the solution of a simple case. The whole judiciary industry is in a mess even with the large number of law schools in the country. The present challenge in the country is individuals or law firms that offer professional and reliable services.
In one recent article post, a Latin magazine described Ricardo as one of the most prominent leaders and strategists in the Brazilian legal system. Despite the strong recognition of his career, Mr. Ricardo had to build his career from humble beginnings through a simple law firm. He continually improved his services and is today one of the most experienced people in the Brazilian legal system.
His career has received an extensive media coverage because he has represented celebrity people against other known companies. Apart from working on high profile cases, he won them. He added a huge level of recognition through the design, acceptance, and implementation of various legal tools which are widely practiced today. The Brazilian community of law has profoundly benefited from his services.
As a successful lawyer Mr. Ricardo has apparently made a big fortune for himself. He is a philanthropist and gets pleasure at giving back to them society. At the close of every year, he contributes a significant amount to various charity in different parts of the world.
In Brazil, the undergraduate studies of Law take an average of five years. The master’s course takes a maximum of four years and a minimum of two years. The doctorate, on the other hand, takes a maximum of five years and a minimum of two years.
After completing five years of undergraduate studies in a law school, a candidate is required to take the Bar examination which occurs in March, August, and December. The test consists of two phases: the written and the multiple choice test. To exercise the legal profession, graduates who hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Law must pass the Bar Association (AOB) examination. According to the Constitution, an ordinary legislator who wishes to pursue the legal profession must have a degree in law and approval by the Brazilian Bar Association.
The Brazilian bar association is known as the Order of Attorneys of Brazil. It was established in 1930 and has its headquarters in Brasilia. The association is an organization of lawyers and is responsible for the regulation of the legal profession in Brazil. As of 2013, the AOB had a total of 847,921 lawyers. Law graduates who wish to represent a client in a Court of Law must register with the Order of Attorneys of Brazil. Those who are registered can provide legal advice and act on behalf of a client in the Court. The organization works independently from the government but has public powers such as disciplinary action over members of the AOB.
Lawyers in Brazil
Brazil has many lawyers, and as of 2010, the country had 621,885 lawyers. Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho is a Brazilian lawyer who has made great achievements in the field of law. One of his accomplishments is being a founding partner of Leite, Tosto e Barros Advogados, one of the leading Brazilian law firms. Mr. has also been a pioneer in the adoption of numerous legal mechanisms which are commonly being used in the Brazilian legal community.
Ricardo Tosto attended Mackenzie Presbyterian University in Sao Paulo where he graduated with a distinction in law. He further studied Business Administration at the Fundação Armando AlvaresPenteado. Besides being a prominent lawyer, Mr. Tosto is an author. He co-authored “The Tiradentes Process.”