On January 2, Senator Erlens Kalniņš commences judicial duties in the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate. The senator will start to administer justice after taking the oath before the State President.

Erlens Kalniņš is a doctor of law, associate professor of the Department of Civil and Legal Sciences of the Faculty of Law of the University of Latvia, since 2003 he has worked a sworn lawyer.

He applied for the position of senator by participating in an open competition. The Department of Civil Cases of the Senate gave a positive opinion for confirmation of Erlens Kalniņš as a senator.

The Saeima (parliament) approved Erlens Kalniņa as a judge of the Supreme Court on October 20.


Information prepared by

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

E-mail: rasma.zvejniece@at.gov.lv, telephone: +371 67020396, +371 28652211