21 May, 2018
By the end of the last week, the Day of Families was celebrated at the Supreme Court when the families of judges and employees - parents, grandparents, spouses, brothers, sisters and other relatives were invited to visit the Court.
"Your support and understanding help your dear ones in their daily work. Therefore, we wish to show where we work and what we do ", Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, said at the beginning of the Day of Families. He spoke about the structure and work of the Supreme Court.
To work at the Supreme Court means working in an institution with a mighty history, which just as the Latvian state celebrates its centenary anniversary this year. The visitors watched the film "Senators", which is the story of the thirty senators who worked at the Senate of Latvia in the first period of the Free State of Latvia (1918-1940). Guests also walked around the Palace of Justice and visited the Supreme Court Museum.
At the conclusion of the Day of Families, the participants also visited their relatives' offices so that, - as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court already said, - to see how they were doing here.
The Day of Families at the Supreme Court was celebrated for the first time. Given the positive feedback, it might become a new tradition for the Supreme Court.
Information prepared by
Rasma Zvejniece, the Head of the Division of Communication of the Supreme Court
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