Starting from June 25, Marika Senkane undertakes her duties in the position of a judge of the Chamber of Civil Cases of the Supreme Court.

The Saeima (Parliament) confirmed Senkane in the position of the judge of the Supreme Court on June 12, but the structural unit for the judge to perform her duties was determined by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court by his order.

Marika Senkane got her higher education Diploma of the University of Latvia with the specialty of a lawyer in 1991. Starting from 1984, for eleven years she worked as a secretary of court sessions and the chief advisor of the Chamber of Criminal Cases in the Supreme Court, afterwards – in the Ministry of Welfare. Then she returned to the judiciary as a judge: in 1996 – 2003 she held the position of a judge in the Riga City Kurzemes District Court, and since 2003 – in the Panel of Civil Cases of the Riga Regional Court.

In March 2008 Marika Senkane was conferred the second qualification grade.

At the Latvia Judicial Conference on April 11 she was elected a member of the Judicial Ethical Commission.


Information prepared by

Head of the Division of Communications of the Supreme Court Rasma Zvejniece

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