On the 13th of December, Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, accepted an oath of thirty-one advocates admitted to the Latvian Council of Sworn Advocates.

The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court wished to new advocates to remember always that despite the fact that an advocate is free in his/her profession, still he is a part of joint court system, and understanding and attitude towards work of courts has been formed also from his/her work. “Of course, a judge, an advocate, a prosecutor and a bailiff executes his/her own functions, but fair result of the case is formed from our joint work”, said I.Bickovics.

Number of advocates has been extended by assistants to sworn advocates Janis Abiks, Jurijs Baibakovs, Arvids Balodis, Maris Bertmanis, Maris Bringulis, Janis Cirulis, Valters Diure, Linda Elsberge, Natalija Gravele, Ieva Kaziniece, Liga Koka-Hohberga, Evija Kolberga, Liene Krezevska, Iveta Liepa, Martins Martinsons, Jolanta Modane, Gita Oskaja, Ojars Ozolins, Zanete Raize, Kaspars Ratkevics, Larisa Saicane, Regina Siksna, Ivo Svageris, Edijs Vaznis, Aigars Vingris, Liene Zake, Natalija Zarina, Zita Zeidmane, Edgars Ziedins, Karlis Zunde and legal adviser of bureau of sworn advocates Jekaterina Kulikova.

To become a sworn advocate, a person who has an appropriate education and work experience, passes the advocate’s exam. Having passed the exam, if the Board of Sworn Advocates hasn’t received information that there are obstacles stated in the Law on Advocacy for admission of the new candidate, a candidate is admitted to community of sworn advocates. According to Section 46 of the Law on Advocacy, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court accepts an 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