Today, on 9 November, continuing education programme for judges and assistants to judges of the Supreme Court started with lecture on today’s topical issues of theory of law presented by Dr.iur Janis Pleps, the associate professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Latvia.

Continuing education programme on topical law issues for judges and assistants to judges of the Supreme Court has been implemented by the Centre of Legal Continuing Education and Professional Improvement of the Faculty of Law of the University of Latvia, by offering a programme, which is elaborated, considering specific character of work and duties of judges and assistants to judges of the Supreme Court.

As Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, points out, the goal of the programme is to improve professional skills of judges and assistants to judges of the Supreme Court by carrying out not only theoretical, but also practical study, analysis and discussion on topical issues of law, and, which is even more valuable – by doing it in cooperation with professionals in field of law.  

During acquirement of the programme, topical issues regarding civil law, civil procedure, criminal law, criminal procedure, administrative law, constitutional law, international law, and theory of law, will be reviewed. Judges and assistants to judges will be offered four general lectures and four lectures on different branches of law. 

Lectures within continuing education programme will be read by lecturers of the Faculty of Law of the University of Latvia – Doctors in law Janis Pleps, Kristine Strada-Rozenberga, Ginta Sniedzite, Vadims Mantrovs, Arnis Buka, Daina Ose, and others, and practitioners in field of law, for example, Kristine Lice, the Latvian representative before international human rights institutions.

At the end of the course of lectures, judges and assistants to judges, who attend particular number of lectures, will receive a certificate of continuing education programme.

83 judges and assistants to judges have registered for training.

The Centre of Legal Continuing Education and Professional Improvement was established at the Faculty of Law of the University of Latvia at the end of August 2015, and, as Kristine Strada-Rozenberga, the Head of the Centre, informed at the beginning of lectures, one of directions of activity of the Centre is organisation of particular continuing education programmes. The Centre continues implementation of continuing education programme for defence counsels, which had been developed at the Faculty in 2013 already, now it has launched educating of judges, and in December it will start educating of public prosecutors.

 

 

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