Week of June 8, 2015
Discussion is underway with Desembargador Julio Roberto Siqueira Cardoso of the Tribunal of Justice of the State of Mato Grosso do Sui and Director-General of the Judicial School of Mato Grosso for a week-long course at the Law School for up to 20 judges from that State. The course will study and compare Brazilian and American law in such areas as constitutional law, procedural law, legal education and careers and the like.
Late May, 2015
Judge Messitte will participate in a live feed program that the Brazilian Institute of the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington will hold with the Getulio Vargas Foundation in Sao Paulo. The topic will be Judicial Reform in Brazil.
President Ricardo Lewandowski of the Supreme Federal Tribunal will be in Washington to negotiate certain protocols with international organizations located here. Judge Messitte is coordinating a visit for him to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Presently contemplated future seminars will deal wilh agribusiness, pensions
Negotiations are underway with the Association of Federal Judges of Brazil (AJUFE) for a week-long course at the law school, which would be an introduction to American law for Brazilian federal judges.