The Supreme Court is independent public institution, and finances to provide its operation are allocated from state budget.
The Administration of the Supreme Court was founded in January 2005, to manage organisational and financial activities of the Supreme Court.
Pursuant to Section 501 of the law “On Judicial Power”, the Administration of the Supreme Court shall:
- perform financial management;
- take care of materials and technical facilities;
- deal with record keeping;
- organize staff management and training;
- ensure communication with society;
- carry out international co-operation.
Since 2010, the Administration of the Supreme Court has been authorised to perform one more function – to ensure work of the Council of Justice.
The Head of the Administration has been hired and dismissed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
Since 2008, Ms.Sandra LAPINA has been the Head of the Administration of the Supreme Court.
The Administration of the Supreme Court consists of five divisions.
Finances to provide operation of the Supreme Court are allocated from state budget and the court gives its reports on expenditures of these means to the Ministry of Finance, to the Treasury and to the State Audit Office.
The budget of the Supreme Court for 2013 is LVL 3 185 191 (LVL 2 929 858 in 2012).
At the beginning of 2013, there are 169 staff units in the Supreme Court, inter alia, 51 judges and 118 employees.
Wages of judges are set in the Law on Remuneration of Officials and Employees of State and Local Government Authorities (Section 6.1).
Wages of employees are set according to Regulations of the Cabinet No 1651 of December 22, 2009, Regarding Work Remuneration, Qualification Levels of Officials and Employees of the State and Local Government Authorities, and Procedures for Determination Thereof.