On March 14th, 2005 the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Andris Gulans sent letter to the Saeima (Parliament) with the request to confirm the current Justice of the Regional Administrative Court, Veronika Krumina, and the current Vice-Chair of the Zemgale Regional Court, Inara Garda.

On March 3rd and 4th, 2005 the Judicial Qualifications Committee reviewed materials presented by the Ministry of Justice and gave its approval for the confirmation of Ms. Krumina and Ms. Garda to the Supreme Court.

Veronika Krumina was born in 1964 in Riga. In 1987, she graduated from the University of Latvia where she received a degree in Jurisprudence and attained the qualification of a jurist. In 1990, Ms. Krumina complete a continued education course in the Foreign Economic Relations at the Institute of Foreign Relations, administrated by Juris Bojars. From 1999 to 2000, Veronika Krumina worked as a judge at the Riga City Court for the Vidzeme Borough. From 2003 to 2005, she was the Deputy State Secretary at the Ministry of Justice of Latvia. In 2005, Ms. Krumina was commissioned as a Justice of the Regional Administrative Court. Veronika Krumina took part in the development of the Law “On Administrative Procedure”. She has participated in several international projects. Ms. Krumina teaches at the Latvian Judicial Training Center and at the Latvian School of Public Administration.

Inara Garda was born in 1960 in Sigulda. In 1983, she graduated from the University of Latvia where she received a degree in Jurisprudence and attained the qualification of a jurist. Since 1987, Mr. Garda has worked as a judge – at first, at the Stucka (Aizkraukle) District Court, and then until 1993, as the Chief Judge of the same District Court. From 1996 to 2001, Inara Garda was a judge at the Zemgale Regional Court. Since 2001, she has been the Vice – Chair of the Zemgale District Court. Ms. Garda has participated at seminars and attended training courses in Latvia and in other countries. Inara Garda also works at the curricular task group of the Latvian Judicial Training Center. She organized training for court assessors and other court officers.

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