On September 9, 2005 the Judicial Qualification Committee reviewed materials presented by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and gave approval to confirm Anda Briede to the Supreme Court.

Anda Briede was born in 1963. She graduated from the University of Latvia in 1989 and received a degree in Jurisprudence. In 2001 Mrs. Briede graduated from the University of Latvia and received a Master’s Degree in Social Science. She wrote a scientific paper called “Law on Right of First Refusal and Ransom” in civil cases.

Mrs. Briede worked at the Riga Latgale’s District court as a secretary from 1981 to 1992. From 1992 worked as a judge for the Riga Northern District Court.

In 1995 Anda Briede was confirmed to the Riga Regional Court. She worked on civil cases where the Regional Court was the court of first authority as well as on civil appeals. Mrs. Briede specializes in family law, hereditary and property rights, employment law and secured interest law.

In 2001 Anda Briede was awarded the Judge’s 2nd Qualification Class. She is a member of the Latvian Association of Judges.

Mrs. Briede is an active participant in seminars organized by the Latvian Judicial Center. She also attended seminars in other countries. For example, she attended a seminar on “Detention of Asylum Seekers, Refused Asylum Seekers and Illegal Immigrants” in Oslo and Goetheborg organized by the UN Commission on Refugees and the International Immigration Organization.

Anda Briede has been a lecturer at seminars organized by the Latvian Judicial Training Center and the Latvian Sworn Notary Council.

She has been a supervisor of student practical training at the University of Latvia.

The Supreme Court’s Senator of the Senate of Civil Cases Zigmants Gencs gave a positive evaluation of Anda Briede. He indicated that Mrs. Briede has a vast experience in judicial work and that she is highly capable. Court decisions prepared by Mrs. Briede have always been well-reasoned and convincing.

According to the Law “On Judicial Power”, after a positive assessment by the Judicial Qualification Committee, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court requests that the Saeima (Parliament) confirm the judge for the position at the Supreme Court. The Plenary Session of the Supreme Court decides the Supreme Court’s division where the new Justice will serve.