On December 17, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court took the oath of ten lawyers admitted to the Latvian Council of Sworn Advocates.

Assistants to sworn advocates Santa Oborenko, Katrina Salmgrieze, Raivis Stumbergs, Pavels Tjusevs, Liva Upite, Daina Zake and Antra Zomerovska, lawyers of offices of sworn advocates Natalja Purina and Raivis Znotins and professor of Riga Stradins University Dr.iur. Marta Urbane have become sworn advocates

After taking the oath, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Aigars Strupiss presented a congratulatory letter to each new advocate, congratulating them on joining the circle of persons belonging to the court system.

The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court emphasizes that the court and lawyers work for one goal, namely, to ensure the rule of law, and calls for a healthy, dignified dialogue to achieve this goal. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court encouraged the new advocates to be guided by the values ​​contained in the advocate's oath in the course of their future work.

In order to become a sworn advocate, a person who has an appropriate education and work experience, passes the advocates’ exam. After passing of the exam, if the Council of Sworn Advocates hasn’t received information on obstacles for admission of the new candidate stipulated in the Law on Advocacy, it admits a candidate to the community of sworn advocates. In accordance with 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: +371 67020396, +371 28652211