Fourth Regional Federal Court (Tribunal Regional Federal da 4ª Região) Supports Judicial Processing with 25 Million Electronic Documents for 70,000 Registered Users
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Fourth Regional Federal Court (Tribunal Regional Federal da 4ª Região) Supports Judicial Processing with 25 Million Electronic Documents for 70,000 Registered Users

Fourth Regional Federal Court (Tribunal Regional Federal da 4ª Região or 4RFC)based in Porto Alegre, has jurisdiction over the three states in Brazil’s Southern Region (Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, and Paraná). 4RFC is composed of 27 lifetime Federal appellate court justices chosen among federal district court judges, members of the Attorney General’s office, and Brazilian Bar Association representatives who are nominated by the Brazilian president under the federal constitution.

4RFC is responsible for trying and judging federal judges (including judges from military and labor courts) in their jurisdictional areas for common crimes and abuses of office. Its jurisdiction extends to members of the Federal Justice Ministry, except in electoral matters. 4RFC is also responsible for criminal review and termination of regional federal judges, writs of mandamus and habeas corpus against an act of the court itself or that of a federal judge, and habeas corpus when the enforcement authority is a federal judge, and there is a conflict of jurisdiction between federal judges subordinated to the court. On appeals, it tries and adjudicates cases decided by federal and state judges exercising federal jurisdiction in their areas.

In recent years, 4RFC had gradually implemented an electronic legal processing system, which it developed in-house, using freeware available in the region for litigation classes. However, to make this system run properly for 70,000 registered users, the court adopted MySQL Enterprise Edition database. Today, the tool supports an average of 3,500 simultaneous users and 25 million stored documents relating to lawsuits, with excellent stability and performance. This enables 4RFC to deliver critical material to the public with security, ease, and speed.




A word from Fourth Regional Federal Court (Tribunal Regional Federal da 4ª Região)

  • “We are very satisfied with MySQL Enterprise Edition’s storage capacity. We currently have 25 million documents that the system makes available to approximately 70,000 registered users. It runs at a rate of 8,000 documents per second, serving about 3,500 simultaneous users with excellent stability and performance.” – Carlos Abelaira, Electronic Processes Director, Fourth Regional Federal Court (Tribunal Regional Federal da 4ª Região)

  • Provide a robust database infrastructure for the court’s electronic legal processing system
  • Make documents relating to electronic lawsuits available to the nearly 70,000 users registered on the court’s virtual system
  • Ensure security for all current lawsuits with an open-source database


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  • Implemented the MySQL Enterprise Edition to transition from a conventional to an electronic legal-processing model
  • Provided high availability for court procedures by achieving the capacity to support 70,000 registered users and provide access to nearly 3,500 simultaneous users
  • Enabled quicker and easier access to court documents by making legal proceedings available electronically in the three states where Fourth Regional Federal Court operates (Rio Grande do Sul, Paraná, and Santa Catarina)
  • Stored documents in the database itself, without loss of performance, to support adoption of electronic legal processes—providing the court with greater speed and procedural economy
  • Supported users involved in current court cases with a continuously growing electronic repository of 25 million files related to litigation
  • Provided electronic storage capacity to handle 8,000 documents per second related to lawsuits, ensuring agility in usability
  • Installed database storage capacity that meets growth in the document volume generated by lawsuits without needing to expand the court’s hardware infrastructure