Born February 1, 1962 in Aizkraukle district, Latvia
1980-1985 University of Latvia, major in law; received law degree
1968-1980 Kokneses Secondary School
Since 2008 Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
1996 – 2008 Chairman of the Chamber of Criminal Cases of the Supreme Court
1992 – 1996 Judge of the Chamber of Criminal Cases of the Supreme Court
1987 – 1992 Judge of the People’s court of Aizkraukles region
1985 – 1987 Military service in the Soviet army
1983 – 1985 Guard in the non-departmental security staff in the Riga City Oktobra district
1983 Senior legal advisor of the Aizkraukles region Agricultural industrial association
Chair of the Council of Justice of Latvia
Member of the Network of the Supreme Judical Courts of the European Union
Mark of Distinction of the System of Justice of Latvia of the 1st tier
Has been President of the Latvian Judicial Association since 1998 until 2008
Deputy Chairman of the Judicial Qualification Panel since 1994 until 2008, the Chair of the Judicial Disciplinary Committee since 2008 until 2010
Has been Council member and lecturer of the Latvian Judicial Training Center
Participation in the work of the Judicial Commission and the Commission of Defense, Interior Affairs and Corruption Prevention of the Saeima (Parliament), in the Advisory Board of Prevention of Legalization of Illegally Acquired Assets, in the working group on alignment of regulation of additional punishment – extradition, in the working group of institutions on analysis and improvement of regulative documents determining the legal assistance provided by the state, etc.
Training and experience exchange visits in Canada, USA, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, etc.
Seminars, lectures, conferences in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, etc.