The Council for the Judiciary considered elaboration of guidelines common for all courts on how to organise transfer of cases accepted for proceedings to another court as useful. To equalize workload of courts, Section 32.1 of the Civil Procedure Law envisages an opportunity in period prior to the end of reform of so called clear court instances to transfer cases, examination of which on the merits has not been commenced yet, to other courts of the same or another court area.     

Experience, which was accumulated since legal norm has been effective, purports that uniform procedure of application of legal norm and organisation of this process is necessary. Observing practice and opinions of courts, guidelines will be prepared by the Ministry of Justice and approved – in accordance with authority stipulated by the law – by the Council for the Judiciary.

The issue was reviewed at the sitting of the Council for the Judiciary on 29 September. See information about all issues here


Information prepared by

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

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