On the 16th of December, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court accepted an oath of ten advocates admitted to the Council of Sworn Advocates. Pursuant to the Advocacy Law, an advocate may begin to execute his vocational duties only when having given an oath.

Addressing advocates, Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, called them to remember about respect towards the court promised in the oath, always. “This respect begins with everyone’s respect towards own post. If everyone belonging to court system – a judge, an advocate, a prosecutor – will respect his/her work and work of others, feedback will develop and society will respect both you and court system, in general. As a result, everyone will be a winner”, I.Bickovics said.

Community of sworn advocates is extended by doctors of law – Ilona Bulgakova, the associate professor of the State Police College, Galina Zukova, the associate professor of Riga Graduate School of Law, and Martins Paparinskis, a Hauser research Scholar at the New York University and a guest lecturer at Riga Graduate Schoool of Law; assistants to sworn advocates and lawyers of bureaus of sworn advocates – Inga Antane, Aleksandra Arhipova, Ivanda Dauvarte and Alisa Surko; Rolands Irklis, the ex-lawyer of the Bank of Latvia, Raivo Klotins, the employee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Arturs Lietavnieks, the Chief Prosecutor of the Prosecutor’s office of Daugavpils district.    

 

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