Today the Supreme Court has invited judges from all the five regional courts to a seminar. The work of the seminar is arranged in two sections – civil law and criminal law.

The seminar of the judges of the regional courts in the section of criminal law is held in the premises of the Riga Regional Court in Abrenes Street, the seminar is led by the Chairman of the Department of Criminal Cases of the Supreme Court Senate Pavels Gruzins. Court practice regarding review of cases under Articles 160 and 162 of the Criminal Law – on forcible sexual assault and immoral acts with minors is analyzed by the Professor Valentina Liholaja of the University of Latvia, Faculty of Law, Department of Criminal Law. Doctor of Law Elita Nimande from the University of Latvia, Faculty of Law, Department of Criminal Law, lectures on procedural expenditures and their compensation. The Chairman of the Department of Criminal Cases of the Senate Pavels Gruzins and the Chairman of the Chamber of Criminal Cases Ivars Bickovics will answer the questions raised by the judges.

The seminar in the section of civil law is held in the premises of the Supreme Court, it is led by the Chairman of the Chamber of Civil Cases Gunars Aigars. Advisor to the Director of the Patent Board Janis Ancitis and the judge Vanda Cirule of the Chamber of Civil Cases of the Supreme Court will report on the court practice in reviewing cases related to the trademarks, the senator Edite Vernusa of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate – on the court practice in reviewing cases regarding division of joint property. And the theme of the reports of Dagnija Palcevska, the Head of the Division of International Private Law of the Department of European and International Law of the Ministry of Justice, and Ilvars Turkopuls, the senior reporter of the Board of Division of Legal Cooperation of the Judicial Department, is connected with the acknowledgement and announcement of enforcement of adjudications of foreign courts.

The Supreme Court organizes seminars for judges of the regional courts twice a year. The Division of Case-law analyzes the topical issues and problems of the courts, and prepares the program of the seminars according to them.
 

 

Information prepared by Division of Communications of the Supreme Court

Author: Rasma Zvejniece, Head of the Division of Communications of the Supreme Court

E-mail: rasma.zvejniece@at.gov.lv, telephone: 7020396, 28652211