After serious illness, in the night of the Palm Sunday Ilgars Zigfrids Septeris, the senator of the Department of Civil Cases of the Supreme Court passed away. The staff of the Supreme Court bids farewell to a professional, erudite colleague.

Ilgars Zigfrids Septeris was born in the war time – on June 11, 1943, in the Ergeme rural district of Valka region. After finishing Valka 1st secondary school, he started as a worker in the Valka region inter-collective farm construction organization. After the military service he worked as a tutor in the Gaujiena boarding school in Aluksne region, as an economist in several organizations of Valka and Cesis regions, a manager of the division of personnel, a legal adviser.

In 1975, I. Z. Septeris finished extramural courses in the University of Latvia, Faculty of Law, and from 1979 till 1982 he held the position of a judge of the Dobele region people’s court, afterwards – the prosecutor of the Dobele region. In 1987, he was advanced to the position of the head of the division of civil cases to be heard in the court of the Prosecutor Office of the Republic of Latvia.

Under the decision of May 12, 1994, of the Saeima (Parliament) of the Republic of Latvia, I. Z. Septeris was confirmed in the position of a judge of the Supreme Court. On October 3, 1995, the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court appointed him to the position of the judge of the Chamber of Civil Cases, in 1999 – to the position of the senator of the Department of Civil Cases.

I. Z. Septeris was conferred the highest – the first qualification grade of a judge. As a lawyer with versatile theoretical knowledge and big experience in practical work, he was invited as a reviewer and participated in reviewing commentaries to the part of the substantive law of the Civil Law, he was one of the authors of the book “On democratic environment of work and strengthening of lawful labour relations in Latvia”. He read lectures in the Latvian Judicial Training Center and to employees of municipalities.

I. Z. Septeris will be remembered as a knowing, experienced colleague by the legal community of Latvia, as such he will remain in the memories of the judges and staff of the Supreme Court. We will miss the encouraging words and smile of our colleague, his ever benevolent attitude and strong handshake.

The Supreme Court presents its condolences to the wife of Ilgars Zigfrids Septeris, his daughters, grandchildren, other relatives.

The funeral will take place on Thursday, March 20, at 11.00, in the first Meza cemetery.



Information prepared by Division of Communications of the Supreme Court

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

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