On Friday, June 21, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Ivars Bickovics accepted oaths of five advocates newly admitted to the Latvian Council of Sworn Advocates.

The community of sworn advocates is enlarged by Semjons Fogels, Ivars Girgensons, Katrine Plavina, Rolands Valdemars and Edvijs Zandars.

After accepting the oaths, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court wished the new lawyers to observe the oath given, to respect themselves and their office. “You are part of the judicial system, and we all are responsible for raising public awareness of the judicial system. We are all one,” noted Ivars Bickovics.

To become a sworn advocate, a person who has an appropriate education and work experience, passes the advocates’ exam. After passing of the exam, if the Council of Sworn Advocates hasn’t received information on obstacles for admission of the new candidate stipulated in the Law on Advocacy, it admits a candidate to the community of sworn advocates. In accordance with Section 46 of the Law on Advocacy, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court accepts the oath of newly admitted advocates.   

Information prepared by Iveta Jaudzema, International Cooperation Specialist of the Supreme Court
E-mail: iveta.jaudzema@at.gov.lv; telephone +371 67020396