Author: Furtado, Munich
The Judicial School of the 14th District of the Regional Labour Court (Ejud-14) held a lecture on the Metaverse and cryptocurrencies this Thursday (2/6) as part of the programme of the 21st Labour Justice Judge Rondônia and Acre Conference. The event, which featured publicist and administrator Walter Longo, an expert on innovation and digital transformation, was moderated by a National Council of Judiciary (CNJ) Associate Judge on the theme “Metaverse: Where will we be in the future” work?”), Dorotheo Barbosa Neto, on “The Commitment to Cryptocurrencies in Labor Courts” by Federal Judge Alexandre Libonati de Abreu, and a presentation on Digital Platforms for the Judiciary: Views and Expectations and Richard Grungo (USA), Legal in Metaverse (the law has no metaverse).
The initiative is based on the Metaverse, which, according to Walter Longo, has great potential to spread in the northern regions of the country. “In this far-flung region, the metaverse is more important than the rest of the country.“, he said. The spokesman also pointed out that true justice must be quick and social,”The metaverse can cooperate in these two dimensions, bringing it closer and accelerating”.
Longo also emphasized that today’s industrial relations are going through a transition and adaptation moment from in-person to remote work. “These influences and debates about working relationships in the virtual world will also be re-enacted.Metaverse is another step on the ladder of changing relationships with work“,He says.
Then, Justice Dorotheo Barbosa Neto from the CNJ debated the promise of cryptocurrencies in labor court. “Bill 743/2022, introduced in March 2022, wants to limit the seizure of cryptocurrencies targeted by the lawsuit to 40 minimum wage.It’s also worth remembering that we don’t have a law to determine whether cryptocurrencies are committed in civil suits in Brazil‘, he explained.
Dorotheo Barbosa also explained that while there are no regulations on staking of cryptocurrencies, the Labour Law Merger (CLT) has mechanisms that can be used to support the enforcement of staking. “When the CLT deals with seizeable assets, in terms of art. 882, referring to art.Article 835 of the Civil Code, which sets out the list of assets that can be seized and other rights, and I can base it on saying that cryptocurrencies can fall under these other rights ‘, he elaborated.
The magistrate concluded that the topic still requires further study so that the seizure of cryptocurrencies can be effectively incorporated into labor lawsuits.
Federal Judge Alexandre Libonati de Abreu delivered a speech on “Digital Platforms for Justice: Perspectives and Expectations”. “The main scope of the Brazilian Judiciary Digital Platform (PDPJ-Br) is to encourage the development of cooperation between courts. One of the potentials of the platform is the rationalization of human and financial resources, in addition to allowing the exchange of data and easy access.“.
The event at the conference concluded with a presentation by North American attorney Richard Grungo (USA), Law in the metaverse, with its first office in the digital world. Grungo emphasized that in the digital world, anything can be done and created. “We received a lot of criticism last year when we created offices in the Metaverse. Instead, we see the metaverse as an opportunity. We have several channels to connect with our community, and we need to understand that each audience has the way they feel most comfortable.“, Say.
The laws of the United States have provided legal services and established business relationships in the Metaverse. Richard Grungo highlights the limitless possibilities that virtual reality brings to the law. “Several opportunities and spaces for action are created in the virtual world, including legal operators“.
Richard Grungo ended his presentation with an image of his first law firm in a virtual world designed by his 12-year-old daughter. “Metaverse has a range of opportunities to generate business“, he concluded.
The session concluded with presentations by Heitor Sica on “Digital Transformation and its Impact on Processes”, Luciane Cardoso on “Artificial Intelligence and Ethics in the Judiciary”, Alexandre Senra on “Cryptocurrency and Blockchain” and Graziele Cabral, who will conclude the lecture cycle with “Metaverse and Justice: Where are we, where are we going?”
The lecture will be broadcast live on Ejud’s YouTube channel for the certified public to follow.