During Days of Career, the guiding motif of which is “Open doors of profession!” pupils from several schools open doors of the Supreme Court and learn about profession of a judge.  

Today, on 7 October, pupils of the 9th Form of Riga Secondary School No.49 and pupils of 12th Form of Riga Secondary School No.13 visited the Supreme Court. This week, the Supreme Court also expects pupils from Riga Secondary School No.25, and next week – from elementary school “Ridze” and pupils from Jelgava.

Aivars Keiss, the judge of the Department of Civil Cases, told pupils from Riga Secondary School No.49 about court system and work of a judge. He stressed that judge’s office is not simply a profession, but it is a way of life, because work demands much more time than is set in work schedule, and several restrictions are imposed on judge’s office, for example, to do some additional job.  Pupils were interested in what does it mean for a judge to conduct the court hearing, what are responsibilities of a judge presiding in the hearing, and how judges come to final judgement in the case.

Veronika Krumina, the Chair of the Department of Administrative Cases, in turn, conducted lesson on fundamentals of law to pupils from Riga Secondary School No.13, telling about Latvian court system and branches of law. The judge answered also to different questions asked by pupils, for example, on lawyers’ education and personal characteristics needed by the judge, and judge’s responsibilities. Pupils also wanted to know what the most difficult thing in judge’s work is and what the most controversial case in judge’s work was.

Week of Career is set of events, when young people have an opportunity to get familiarised with and to plan their future occupation, meet representatives of different professions, to visit companies, institutions and consultations on career. This year, the guiding motif of the Week of Career is “Open doors of profession!” paying attention to learning about future profession in creative and attractive manner.

 

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