On Friday, March 22, the law students of Rezekne Academy of Technologies visited the Supreme Court to learn about the work of judges and employees, as well as about the possibilities to read the Supreme Court rulings and follow up information on case-law.

Veronika Krumina, the Chair of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate, told students about the judicial system, the structure and competence of the Supreme Court, about the different types of proceedings, the possibilities of appeal and the daily work of a judge. The students were interested in which spheres they should focus on in the study process today to become a judge in the future. The experience regarding the work of the assistant to judge was shared by Santa Vigante and Renate Vernusa, assistants to judges of the Department of Civil Cases, as well as by Nora Magone, legal research counsel to the Department of Criminal Cases. Anita Zikmane, the Head of the Division of Case-law and Research, introduced the visitors with the possibilities to get acquainted with the rulings of the Supreme Court on its homepage, summaries of case-law created by the Supreme Court, students' possibilities to choose the topic suggested by the Supreme Court for their Master's or Doctoral thesis, as well as with the work of the Division of Case-law and Research

At the end of the day, the students walked the corridors of the historic Palace of Justice, looked into the courtrooms and visited the Supreme Court Museum.

The interest in attending the Supreme Court within the “Lawyers Days 2019” organized by the Academy was expressed by Ilona Bulgakova, Associate Professor of the Faculty of Law. From 20 to 22 March, “Lawyers Days 2019” take place at Rezekne Academy of Technologies. During these days, students took part in discussions, court proceedings in administrative law, met with industry professionals and visited law enforcement authorities.

 

Baiba Kataja, the Press Secretary of the Supreme Court
Tel.: +371 67020396; e-mail: baiba.kataja@at.gov.lv