Author Archives: Acosta

It is now possible to have conciliation hearings through videoconference in the justice system

Focused on Civil Special Justice Courts, the Law 13.994, published onApril 24 th , 2020, allows conciliation hearings to be done virtually,through videoconference. This Law alters the Law 9.099/95, thatdetermines the procedures for Civil Special Justice Courts andCriminal Justice Courts.

Rio de Janeiro’s Justice Court extend the suspension of judicial deadlines

The President of Rio de Janeiro’s Justice Court, Judge Claudio deMello Tavares, has signed the Normative Act number 14/2020, fromMay 14 th , 2020, which determines the extension of the suspension ofjudicial deadlines until May 31 st , 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.This extension includes both physical and electronical Lawsuits.

A Lawsuit involving both the Public Defender’s Office and the Public Prosecutor’s Office is won and makes ICU beds available in Rio de Janeiro

The Public Prosecutor’s office of Rio de Janeiro and the PublicDefender’s Office were able to achieve a ruling that determines theunblocking and the effective availability of every ICU/SARS from theState and Districts of Rio de Janeiro, amongst the COVID-19pandemic. The ruling was achieved through an Internal Grievance,with numeration 0025125-67.2020.8.19.0000.