One more time great number of advocates admitted in the Board of Sworn Advocates on June 18, vowed to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, and after this they can start working as a sworn advocates.

The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Ivars Bickovics, speaking to new advocates, stressed that advocate in some sense is a free artist, and result of his/her work mainly depends on personal skills and individual work of each person, but this profession still belongs to the judicial system. So the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court wished, so that promise given in advocate’s vow would be bread for a way to routine work.

The number of sworn advocates increased by the teachers of high schools - Dr.iur., the director of Institute of Law of Riga Stradina University Andrejs Vilks and reader of Baltic Russian Institute and Rezekne High School Karlis Rihters, lawyers of institutions of government management – the Head of the Division of Contracts and Purchases of State Agency of Employment Janis Spilve, the Head of sector of Court Administration Kristine Vinte-Korme, and lawyer of Competition Board Ricards Barbalis.

To the work in the legal profession have turned also ex-lawyers of municipal institutions Arturs Patmalnieks in Rezekne and Inese Tumanova in Jekabpils, police officers Viktorija Borina and Rita Olhova, and also legal adviser of the company „Jurnet” Ltd. Iveta Feldmane.

Part of new sworn advocates continue career of the lawyer, because they have worked as lawyers in bureaus of sworn advocates – Julija Jerneva and Debora Pavila in bureau of sworn advocates „Vilgerts”, Dainis Lasmanis in bureau of the sworn advocate Romualds Vonsovics, Maris Logins in bureau of sworn advocates „Eversheds Bitans”, Eleonora Zelmene – „Klavins&Slaidins LAWIN”, Ugis Zeltins – „Raidla, Lejins and Norcous”.

In order to become a sworn advocate, a person, who has an appropriate education and work experience, passes an exam of the advocate. If applicant has passed the exam of the advocate and Latvian Board of Sworn Advocates hasn’t received any data that for accepting of the applicant there exist interceptions, stated in the Law on Advocacy, then the Board of Sworn Advocates accepts the applicant in the number of sworn advocates, states place of practice of sworn advocates and informs the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court about sworn advocates accepted. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, according to Paragraph 46 of the Law on Advocacy, accepts the vow of new sworn advocates.


Information prepared by

Head of the Division of Communications of the Supreme Court Rasma Zvejniece

E-mail: rasma.zvejniece@at.gov.lv, telephone: 7020396, 28652211