Celebrating the 750th anniversary of the city of Jelgava, 11 people, who, with their work, ideas and expectations promoted growth of Jelgava, were awarded with Anniversary Mark of Recognition of Jelgava “Jelgava 750 – in Swirls of History”. Peteris Dzalbe, the Chair of the Department of Criminal Cases of the Supreme Court, who comes from Jelgava,  was also awarded with this Mark of Recognition.

Peteris Dzalbe was granted the special award on anniversary of Jelgava for improvement of the court system and contribution to education of new generation of lawyers.

“It is very agreeable that work and many other obligations of a judge are noticed and marked with the special award of the city. This award will have place of honour in my life, because it is given by my city. I think that this award is also recognition for other judges, whose daily work is hard and often remains unnoticed. I thank all, who noticed my performance, the one of a simple man, who nominated me and given me this respectful award. I am proud of Jelgava,” said Peteris Dzalbe to the newspaper “Jelgavas Vestnesis”, wishing to Jelgava to become highly developed city, cultural and sports centre in flourishing Latvia, and wishing to people of Jelgava to be cordial, hardworking and knowing how to relax.

In 1984–1995, Peteris Dzalbe was the judge and the Chair of the court in Jelgava city court, and in 1995, when establishing regional courts, he was the first Chair of Zemgale regional court, and he managed the court until 2005, when he was appointed as the judge of the Supreme Court. When working in Riga, he remained inhabitant of Jelgava, and continued his work there, reading lectures at the Latvian Agricultural University and Jelgava branch of the Baltic Russian Institute.   

Sculptures of special design, dedicated to the anniversary of Jelgava, were granted on 28 May, at the ceremonial reception by the Chair of the Council, during the festival of the city.


Information prepared by

Rasma Zvejniece, the Head of the Division of Communication of the Supreme Court

E-mail: rasma.zvejniece@at.gov.lv, telephone: 67020396, 28652211