Thinking about future occupation, inquisitive pupils from five schools of Riga visited the Supreme Court last week. Pupils met judges, telling about judge’s office, how they decided to become judges in their time.

Veronika Krumina, the Chair of the Department of Administrative Cases, met pupils from Form 3b of Riga Primary School named by Valdis Zalitis. In attractive presentation, the judge told children about judge’s work, comparing profession of a judge with judges, with whom children might meet in their life already – judges in ice hockey, football or basketball.  Veronika Krumina told about her work in the court, about judge’s robe and insignia. The judge admitted that she was surprised that children were so active and interested – they asked questions and involved in conversation.  

In total, more than one hundred of pupils visited the Supreme Court during the Week of Career. Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, met pupils from the Form 8c of Jugla Secondary School. Pupils got familiarised also with work of the Chancery of the court, as Elina Majore, the Head of the Chancery told pupils of Jugla Secondary School about it. Janis Neimanis, the judge of the Department of Administrative Cases, met pupils from Form 6 of Riga Secondary School No 25. Marika Senkane, the judge of the Chamber of Civil Cases told pupils from Form 2a of Riga Primary School “Valodiņa” about her work and Ervins Kuskis, the Chair of the Chamber of Criminal Cases, familiarised pupils from Form 3 of Riga Secondary School No 49 with work of a judge.   

After conversation with judges, pupils participated in guided tour over the Palace of Justice, looked into court rooms and historical room of the Senate, which is sitting-room of the Cabinet of Ministers now. 

Information prepared by Baiba Kataja, the Press secretary of the Supreme Court
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