17 April, 2008
On April 17, with 75 votes for, 0 – against and 4 persons – abstained, Aldis Lavins, the Chairman of the Administrative Regional Court was confirmed in the position of the Supreme Court judge.
Aldis Lavins was born in 1973, in 1996 he graduated from the Latvian Academy of Police with the diploma of a lawyer, afterwards he received his master’s degree in law.
He worked in the Economic Police, in the Department of Civil Law of the Latvian Academy of Police and the Legal Department of the State Treasury.
In 1999, the Saeima appointed Aldis Lavins in the position of a judge of the Riga City Zemgales district court, in 2002 he was confirmed in the position of a judge without the limitation of the term of office. In 2003, A. Lavins was confirmed in the position of a judge of the Panel of Civil Cases of the Riga Regional Court. In 2004, administrative courts were established in Latvia, and the Saeima confirmed Aldis Lavins in the position of a judge of the Administrative Regional Court starting from February 1, but on March 31 A. Lavins was appointed in the position of the Chairman of the Administrative Regional Court.
Aldis Lavins is a member of the Judicial Disciplinary Panel since 2005. He is known also as a professor of law and an author of publications, he is one of the authors of the collection of articles “Administrative Procedure: Law, Practice, Commentaries” published by “Latvijas Vestnesis”.
Till now, the issue on the appointment of a judge to a specific structural unit of the Supreme Court was decided on by the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court. Under the amendments to the law “On Judicial Power” adopted on April 3, 2008, the procedure has been changed: if the Saeima (Parliament) has confirmed a new judge of the Supreme Court, then the structural unit of the Supreme Court in which the judge will perform his/her duties is determined by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court by his order.
Information prepared by
Head of the Division of Communications of the Supreme Court Rasma Zvejniece
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone: 7020396, 28652211