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21 January, 2011

Security deposit for submission of cassation complaints is increased

First weeks of 2011 are not indicative of the fact that amendments to the Civil Procedure Law (CPL), which provide increase of security deposit for submission of cassation complaint, would significantly reduce number of cases received in the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate of the Supreme Court. However, the new procedure created uncertainty about cassation complaints being submitted in cases heard last year.
18 January, 2011

The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court informs the president about results of work in 2010

The President Valdis Zatlers invited Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court to meet on the 18th of January to discuss main work tasks and priorities for the current year. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court informed the president about results of work of the Supreme Court for the last year and the most significant events in the court in 2010. The statistical data shows that number of cases received in the Supreme Court increases continuously. Almost 5000 cases were received in the Supreme Court last year. Number of cases reviewed also grows – the Supreme Court reviewed 4520 cases in 2010. However, there is one accruing problem – the number of cases pending and increasing terms of review of cases.
18 January, 2011

Courts and departments of land books are appointed, in which newly approved judges will execute work duties

The Board of Justice appointed district (city) courts and departments of land books, in which eight judges approved by Saeima in December 2010, will execute their duties. Ieva Cudina and Vita Puskundze will execute work duties in Riga district court, Kristine Maike – in court of Vidzemes district of Riga city, Sanita Rutena-Laizane – in court of Kurzemes district of Riga city, and Anita Eglija – in Liepaja city court.
5 January, 2011

Composition of the Chamber of Criminal Cases changes

The judge Ramona Nadezda Jansone finishes her work in the Chamber of Criminal Cases of the Supreme Court this week. R. N. Jansone has worked in this post for 34 years, 21 of them were spent in the Supreme Court. R. N. Jansone graduated the Faculty of Law of State University of Latvia in 1973. She was elected for the post of the judge of national court of Lenin district of Riga city in 1976. Since the 20th of July 1989 she had been a member of the Judicial Panel of Civil Cases of the Supreme Court of Latvian SSR, and then she moved to the Judicial Panel of Criminal Cases in 1990. When creating a new structure of the Supreme Court in 1995, she was approved for the post of the judge of the Chamber of Criminal Cases.
3 January, 2011

Family crisis centre in Zante will receive donations of the Supreme Court

Before Christmas and New Year it became a good tradition in the Supreme Court to organise charity campaign and to collect donations for children, whose life is difficult. In the end of 2010 judges and court employees donated 631.50 LVL, which were sent to Family crisis centre in Zante, in Kandava region. Family crisis centre in Zante gives help to 200 children suffered from abuse every year. Money donated by judges and employees of the Supreme Court was transferred as a gift to the account of this centre on the 29th of December, and it will be used to improve children household conditions.
3 January, 2011

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.
2 January, 2011

Rulings of the Senate departments are published in one collection

In the last week of 2010 collection of decisions and verdicts of the Senate of the Supreme Court for year 2009 appeared, published by the Courthouse Agency. It took one year to prepare summary of rulings implemented by the Courthouse Agency in cooperation with the Supreme Court, as, notwithstanding former practice, publishers came back to initial form of publishing that had existed in 1996, namely, all the most important rulings of Senate departments for 2009 are published in one collection.