On the 16th of May, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court accepted the oath of five advocates admitted in the Latvian Council of Sworn Advocates.

Number of sworn advocates has been extended by assistants to sworn advocates Evita Kizlo, Milans Kulikovs and Peteris Kusners, as well as Doctors of Law - Janis Rusenieks, lecturer of the Business high school “Turiba” and Nils Zuravlovs, associate professor of the High School of Social Technologies.

Having accepted an oath, Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, wished new advocates to be responsible in every activity not only in front of the law, but also to feel responsibility as a part of judiciary. “How society evaluates court system and efficiency of courts, is not only in judges’ term, it is also responsibility of prosecutors and advocates”, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court stressed.  

To become a sworn advocate, a person who has an appropriate education and work experience, passes the advocate’s exam. If the Board of Sworn Advocates hasn’t received information that there are obstacles stated in the Law on Advocacy for admission of the new candidate, it admits a candidate in the community of sworn advocates. Before sworn advocates start their work, according to Paragraph 46 of the Law on Advocacy the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court accepts the oath of newly admitted advocates.

 

Information prepared by

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

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