On Thursday, 1 June, Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, accepted an oath of seven advocates admitted to the Latvian Council of Sworn Advocates.

Aldis Pundurs, doctor of laws, former prosecutor of the Division for Investigation of Especially Serious Cases of the Prosecutor General Office, Jelena Balakleiska, Sandra Heidingere and Linda Spurele, assistants to sworn advocates, Gunvaldis Davidovics legal counsel at the Ministry of Justice and lawyer at sworn advocates bureau, Ugis Lapins, individually practicing lawyer, Raido Mills, deputy-chair of Latvian Lawyers Union, and Sanda Ziedone, certified insolvency administrator,have joined the community of sworn advocates. 

When addressing the advocates, the Chief Justice wished them in their future work to think not only about their authority, but also about the esteem and authority of the whole Latvian judicial system, as advocacy is a part of this system.

Chief Justice wished young colleagues to prove themselves with their work and knowledge and be successful in the extensive advocates’ community.

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