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1 – Time and Experience

In 1985, Geraldo Prado started his career in the public domain as a prosecutor in the Attorney General’s Office of the state of Rio de Janeiro, after two years of working as a private attorney, in his own Office, and also in the legal sector of the Algemene Bank Nederland – Brasil (ABN).

Three years later he started his magisterial work. From there on he would teach procedural criminal law and is currently a tenured professor of this discipline at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and a collaborating professor at the University of Lisbon, at the Centro de Investigação em Direito Penal e Ciências Criminais, and also at the Lomas de Zamora (Buenos Aires) University, besides the Centro de History of Ideas and Legal Cultures of the University of Coimbra.

Parallel to his academic career, which includes MA and PhD diplomas in Law from the University Gama Filho (UGF) and a post doctoral fellowship in History of Ideas and Legal Cultures, from the University of Coimbra (UC), in 2011, besides lecturing as a professor in the main Brazilian universities, whether as an effective or visiting professor, Geraldo Prado started working as a professor in the university system in the state of Rio de Janeiro, in 1988.

He exercised a total of 24 years of judicial activities. In 2006, he was encumbered as Judge of the Court of Justice of Rio de Janeiro and concluded this professional phase, retiring in April, 2012 as Head Judge of the 5th Criminal Chamber.

He totaled three decades of accumulated experience in the criminal field, with special emphasis on articulating theory and practice, which he shared with the public in hundreds of lectures and a significant collection of judicial articles and books published both in Brazil and abroad.

His activism in the field of human rights has always been present as a reflex of his academic and judicial activities.

2 – The Office

His activism in the field of human rights has always been present as a reflex of his academic and judicial activities.

The decision came about so he could dedicate more time to legal research, assuming as such, his continual challenge to convert criminal theory into practical contributions by elaborating evaluations and responses to judicial consultations.

Brazil’s emergence as an economic power and the transformations that have taken place within the Criminal Justice System throughout the world, changing how this system works, yet more especially so in Brazil and in countries sharing the same judicial traditions, create new questions for jurists and bring about the necessity of renewing theoretical convergence within the context of this dynamics, which gave origin to the kind of questions rising today and as a significant expression of this challenge.

The expansion of criminal legislation, even in areas of law until recently regulated by norms produced in other fields of law, being projected daily to issues demanding responses that are more rarely investigated by the doctrine and the jurisprudence, demand greater attention of the jurist and opening his or her horizons; this is being provided by case studies and emitting qualified opinions in consultations and evaluations.

These motives, as such, together with his own natural initiative, arising from the legal academy, contributed to the creation of Geraldo Prado Legal Consultants, dedicated to researching topics in this field.

Geraldo Prado Legal Consultants went into operation in September, 2012, in a partnership with some of the most important criminal law offices in Brazil and with research institutes in Brazil, Argentina, Peru, the USA, Portugal, and Spain.

Therefore the aim is, by way of judicious and personalized care and attention, and by way of the special dedication to clients, offering work that expresses respect for the singularities that are part and parcel of exercising the profession in this particular field.

This is the profile of the kind of activities carried out by Geraldo Prado Legal Consultants, intimately tied to the biography and career of Professor Geraldo Prado.

1 – Time and Experience

In 1985, Geraldo Prado started his career in the public domain as a prosecutor in the Attorney General’s Office of the state of Rio de Janeiro, after two years of working as a private attorney, in his own Office, and also in the legal sector of the Algemene Bank Nederland – Brasil (ABN).

Three years later he started his magisterial work. From there on he would teach procedural criminal law and is currently a tenured professor of this discipline at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and a collaborating professor at the University of Lisbon, at the Centro de Investigação em Direito Penal e Ciências Criminais, and also at the Lomas de Zamora (Buenos Aires) University, besides the Centro de History of Ideas and Legal Cultures of the University of Coimbra.

Parallel to his academic career, which includes MA and PhD diplomas in Law from the University Gama Filho (UGF) and a post doctoral fellowship in History of Ideas and Legal Cultures, from the University of Coimbra (UC), in 2011, besides lecturing as a professor in the main Brazilian universities, whether as an effective or visiting professor, Geraldo Prado started working as a professor in the university system in the state of Rio de Janeiro, in 1988.

He exercised a total of 24 years of judicial activities. In 2006, he was encumbered as Judge of the Court of Justice of Rio de Janeiro and concluded this professional phase, retiring in April, 2012 as Head Judge of the 5th Criminal Chamber.

He totaled three decades of accumulated experience in the criminal field, with special emphasis on articulating theory and practice, which he shared with the public in hundreds of lectures and a significant collection of judicial articles and books published both in Brazil and abroad.

His activism in the field of human rights has always been present as a reflex of his academic and judicial activities.

2 – The Office

His activism in the field of human rights has always been present as a reflex of his academic and judicial activities.

The decision came about so he could dedicate more time to legal research, assuming as such, his continual challenge to convert criminal theory into practical contributions by elaborating evaluations and responses to judicial consultations.

Brazil’s emergence as an economic power and the transformations that have taken place within the Criminal Justice System throughout the world, changing how this system works, yet more especially so in Brazil and in countries sharing the same judicial traditions, create new questions for jurists and bring about the necessity of renewing theoretical convergence within the context of this dynamics, which gave origin to the kind of questions rising today and as a significant expression of this challenge.

The expansion of criminal legislation, even in areas of law until recently regulated by norms produced in other fields of law, being projected daily to issues demanding responses that are more rarely investigated by the doctrine and the jurisprudence, demand greater attention of the jurist and opening his or her horizons; this is being provided by case studies and emitting qualified opinions in consultations and evaluations.

These motives, as such, together with his own natural initiative, arising from the legal academy, contributed to the creation of Geraldo Prado Legal Consultants, dedicated to researching topics in this field.

Geraldo Prado Legal Consultants went into operation in September, 2012, in a partnership with some of the most important criminal law offices in Brazil and with research institutes in Brazil, Argentina, Peru, the USA, Portugal, and Spain.

Therefore the aim is, by way of judicious and personalized care and attention, and by way of the special dedication to clients, offering work that expresses respect for the singularities that are part and parcel of exercising the profession in this particular field.

This is the profile of the kind of activities carried out by Geraldo Prado Legal Consultants, intimately tied to the biography and career of Professor Geraldo Prado.

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