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5 June, 2008

The Saeima elects Ivars Bickovics in the position of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

Today the Saeima (Parliament) elected the former Chairman of the Chamber of Criminal Cases of the Supreme Court Ivars Bickovics in the position of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. 63 parliamentarians voted for him, 35 – voted against. Ivars Bickovics holds the position of the Supreme Court judge since 1992. In 1996, the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court elected him in the position of the Chairman of the Chamber of Criminal Cases, and repeatedly in – 2002 and 2007.
5 June, 2008

Gulans accepts the oath of attorneys and bailiffs for the last time

On Thursday, June 5, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Andris Gulans accepted the oath of sixteen newly admitted attorneys and three bailiffs. This duty of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court which has to be performed under the law On Advocacy and the law On Bailiffs was fulfilled by A. Gulans for the last time as on June 13 his term of office expires. The oath of attorney was given by the Associate Professor of the Latvian Police Academy Juris Laivins, the judge of the Sigulda court Andris Zavileiskis, the arbitrator of the Riga Commercial Disputes Arbitration Court Aldis Saulietis, lawyers working with the municipalities – the expert of the Legal division of the Riga City Board Municipal revenue department Edgars Atlacis and the head of the Legal division of the Executive Department of the Kurzemes District Ilze Jankevica, insolvency administrators Alfs Bukelis, Valentina Kepente and Danute Kulkova, lawyers of the law offices Iveta Mikelsone, Aldis Kalinka, Martins Mezinskis, Viktorija Jarkina and Ilze Kramina, the lawyer of the Law Offices “Linins & Paegle” Peteris Linins, the head of the Legal division of the company “Komerccentrs DATI grupa” Dace Jakobsone and the self-employed person Ieva Betkere.
2 June, 2008

Gulans on his farewell visit to the State President

On June 2, during the farewell visit of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Andris Gulans to the State President Valdis Zatlers both officials acknowledged that the nomination of the candidacy to the position of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court was democratic, however, the Supreme Court judges could be more courageous in exercising their right to nominate their candidacies which was given for the first time. Their activity and daring could be greater.