On Thursday, 3 December, Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, accepted an oath of six advocates admitted to the Latvian Council of Sworn Advocates.

Community of sworn advocates was supplemented by the Doctor in Law Kristine Dupate, the associate professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Latvia; Julija Kuzmina, the assistant to the sworn advocate; Maija Kestere and Andris Taurins, lawyers at b8ureaus of sworn advocates; Julija Petkevica, the founder and partner at the Portuguese tax consulting company “Fortum”, and Agate Pupova-Ozera, the lawyer at the bank Citadele.

To become a sworn advocate, a person who has an appropriate education and work experience, passes the advocates’ exam. Having passed 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: 67020396, 28652211