Today, Thomson Reuters announced the launch of Revista dos Tribunais Online – Brazil’s first online legal research service. It is a comprehensive, first-of-its-kind product that gives legal professionals a full view of Brazilian legal information and promises to dramatically increase productivity for legal professionals across the country, which is second only to the United States in numbers of attorneys per capita.

Revista dos Tribunais Online combines the technology that powers Westlaw, the leading legal research product in the United States, with the high-quality content and intimate market knowledge available in the volumes of Revista dos Tribunais.

“There are some 600,000 lawyers in Brazil,” said Jim Smith, chief executive officer, Thomson Reuters Professional Division, “and we are well positioned to serve this important market with next-generation tools that meet the needs of business and legal professionals in the region.”

Thomson Reuters acquired Editora Revista dos Tribunais, Brazil’s leading legal publisher, in May 2010.

Gonzalo Lissarrague, president of Latin America for the Professional Division of Thomson Reuters, highlighted the fact that legal systems around the world are becoming increasingly complex. “There is exponential growth in the number of laws, judgments and opinions, and only with the most advanced technology can one access a panoramic view of the applicable legal frameworks,” he said.

Read the news release to learn more.