For the first time, representatives of the Latvian Supreme Court and the Judicial Council participated in the forum on the administration of judicial work in the Baltic States which took place in Helsinki.

Together with colleagues from Finland, Estonia and Lithuania, the challenges of the judicial systems of the Baltic States and the solutions were analysed in the following areas: sustainable digitalization at the courts; e-Evidence platform; readiness of the courts for a crisis situation; selection procedure of judges; court administration – ​​evaluation of judges' workload.

Elīna Majore, the head of the Chancellery of the Supreme Court, assessed Estonia's experience in developing specific models of court action in the event of an extreme crisis situation as particularly relevant.

Whereas, Dace Šulmane, the adviser to the Secretariat of the Judicial Council, appreciated the opportunity to learn about the solutions of Finland and Estonia regarding the case weighting for comparing the workload of judges.

Lively discussions took place when getting acquainted with the selection procedure of judges existing in Lithuania.

Latvia was also represented at the forum by four representatives of the Court Administration.


Information prepared by

Rasma Zvejniece, the Head of the Division of Communication of the Supreme Court

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