In order to clarify the results of the Senate's work and the view of the judiciary on the recent changes, as well as on the reputation crises, the magazine "Jurista Vārds" (Lawyer’s Word) invited Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and the Chair of the Council for the Judiciary, for a discussion.

The pre-planned meeting coincided with the time when the new government was formed, and the first meeting of the Council for the Judiciary with the participation of Janis Bordans, the Minister of Justice, has just taken place, therefore the conversation also touched upon the expected cooperation between the judiciary and the new government.

Many will certainly be interested in the explanation by Ivars Bickovics as to why his name can be found in the so-called "Cheka bags" which contents are available to Latvian society from December 2018. The readers of the magazine "Jurista Vārds" are the first audience Mr Bickovics agreed to tell this story.