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30 December, 2010

Aiva Zarina becomes a Person of the Year of the Supreme Court in 2010

Aiva Zarina, the judge of the Chamber of Civil Cases has received the highest award of the Supreme Court – the title of the Person of the Year and Themis Award 2010. She has worked as the judge for 45 years, and, inter alia, she has worked in the Supreme Court for 15 years. “She is knowing, responsible, fair, humane – it is a characterisation of an ideal judge”, colleagues said while directing Aiva Zarina for the title of the Person of the Year. Colleagues admired her confidence to work and ability to endure work load of the judge during so long time, keeping lively mind and cheerful view to life. Aiva Zarina was characterised as a professional, competent, erudite, respected among colleagues, which was active not only upon issues related to work duties. While directing Aiva Zarina for the main nomination of the Supreme Court, the fact was also evaluated that the judge received a state award – an Order of Three Stars, in 2010.
28 December, 2010

Five new judges start work in the Supreme Court

In December, five new judges started work in the Supreme Court. On Monday they got acquainted with colleagues and received a symbolic work instrument – judge’s gavel.
18 December, 2010

Approximately 350 students have visited the Supreme Court in Days of first-year students

Days of first-year students of this year have ended on the 15th of December, with visit of first-year students of College of Law in the Supreme Court. During these days, 13 groups of students, in total approximately 350 students from the University of Latvia, Riga University named by P.Stradins, Business high school Turiba, Rezekne High school, Riga Graduate School of Law, College of Law and Ogre professional technical school visited the Supreme Court.
16 December, 2010

Vesma Kakste and Daina Treija are approved in posts of judges of the Supreme Court

Today, on the 16th of December, the Saeima approved Daina Treija and Vesma Kakste in the post of a judge of the Supreme Court. 86 parliamentarians voted for Daina Treija, nobody voted against or refrained from voting; however, 88 parliamentarians voted for Vesma Kakste, and one parliamentarian refrained from voting.
16 December, 2010

Cooperation among courts in the European Union and the USA is compared at the international conference

Judicial Cooperation among State Courts in Europe and the U.S.: A Comparative Approach – this was the subject of the international judicial conference, which took place in Florence on the 13th and 14th of December.
16 December, 2010

The Saeima didn’t approve Andrejs Judins in the post of judge of the Supreme Court

Today, Saeima in secret vote didn’t approve appointment of Andrejs Judins for the post of the judge of the Supreme Court. Forty parliamentarians voted for appointment of A.Judins in the post of the judge, twenty-seven voted against, and twenty-two – abstained from voting, thus, his candidature was rejected.
16 December, 2010

The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court accepts an oath of ten advocates

On the 16th of December, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court accepted an oath of ten advocates admitted to the Council of Sworn Advocates. Pursuant to the Advocacy Law, an advocate may begin to execute his vocational duties only when having given an oath.
9 December, 2010

The Saeima has appointed three new judges of the Supreme Court

The Saeima on the 9th of December has approved Ineta Ozola, Lubova Kusnire and Valerijs Maksimovs in the post of a judge of the Supreme Court, at the same time releasing them from posts of judges of regional court.
8 December, 2010

Senators of the Department of Criminal Cases: the Saeima and the Cabinet of Ministers deliberately deceive society and incite it against judiciary

Draft laws “Amendments to the Law on Remuneration of State Officials and Employees of Public and Municipal Institutions” and “Amendments to the Law on Judicial Power”, supported by the Cabinet providing inclusion of judges in unified salary system are hidden disinclination to execute verdict of the Constitutional Court. It has been stated by senators of the Department of Criminal Cases of the Senate of the Supreme Court in letter of response to Solvita Aboltina, the Chair of the Subcommission on Court Policy of Legal Commission of the Saeima (the Parliament).
8 December, 2010

Normunds Salenieks has been appointed to the post of the senator of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate

Normunds Salenieks has been appointed to the post of the senator of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate