On Tuesday, December 5, Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, accepted an oath of fifteen sworn advocates of the Latvian Council of Sworn Advocates.

The community of advocates received a strong addition which is evidenced by the fact that six of the newly admitted advocates are doctors of law - professor Kaspars Balodis, Faculty of Law of the University of Latvia, Rolands Neilands, former head of Reverta AS, Andris Pesudovs, senior lawyer at “Lindorff Oy” Latvia Branch, Zane Sedlova, lawyer at the sworn advocate Romualds Vonsovics’ law office, Una Skrastina, Head of the Planning, Procurement and Control Department of the Riga City Council, and Inga Svarca, lawyer and mediator of the law office of sworn advocates “Brandes Rechtsanwalte”.

Also, advocate assistants Agnese Bulmeistere, Andis Ozolins, Martins Petersons, Reinis Sokolovs, Mara Stabulniece and Madara Sturite, self-employed legal advisers Inese Baikovska and Zane Ruka, member of the board of law office “Gerions” Natasja Laikovska have become sworn advocates.

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 Section 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: +371 67020396, +371 28652211