On 23 April, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court accepted an oath of ten advocates admitted to the Latvian Council of Sworn Advocates.

Having accepted an oath, Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, evaluated work of new advocates from three aspects - opportunity, challenge and responsibility. The Chief Justice said that an office of the advocate is one of the most interesting, diverse and multi-angular in legal profession; it is challenge to prove oneself in extensive community of advocates, and, finally, it is responsibility not only towards clients, whose cases will be dealt by advocates, but also towards entire court system, because advocates are part of it.  

Assistants to sworn advocates Klavs Olsteins and Haralds Skaburskis, the lawyer of the bureau of sworn lawyers Eva Narovska, the insolvency administrator Erlens Balkens, corporate lawyers Mareks Sirants, Oskars Tretjuks and Laura Vilka, the legal adviser of the Security state agency of the Ministry of Interior  Liga Sime, the lawyer of the parliamentary group of the Union of Greens and Farmers Karlis Boldisevics and the professor of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Latvia, the doctor of law Solvita Olsena became sworn advocates.

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 that there are obstacles stated in the Law on Advocacy for admission of the new candidate, 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