The Seniors’ Day of the Judiciary, which took place within the framework of the centenary anniversary of Latvia for the first time, could become a tradition. The responsiveness and the joy of meeting showed that such events are necessary.

On April 12, the retired employees of the Ministry of Justice, judges, prosecutors, lawyers and notaries were invited to meet in the Red Hall of the Ministry of Justice. The seniors were addressed by Minister of Justice Dzintars Rasnacs, Prosecutor General Eriks Kalnmeiers, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Ivars Bickovics, and Director of Personnel Management and Legal Department of the Court Administration Inese Linca. The speakers expressed their gratitude for the work of the seniors and their contribution to the restoration and development of the judicial system in Latvia.

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Ivars Bickovics addressed seniors as teachers who they really were to current generation of lawyers. Both lawyers, who formed the judicial system of Latvia in 1918, and those lawyers who renewed it in the 1990s, were teachers for future generations.

The participants took delight in musical performances of the mixed choir of the Latvian Collegium of Sworn Advocates.

At the conclusion of the event, the participants watched the movie "Senators" which tells about senators working in the Senate in 1918-1940 and their fates.

 

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