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14 February, 2014

THE SUPREME COURT REVIEWED MORE THAN 5000 CASES IN 2013

Statistical data summary on case files in the Supreme Court in 2013 shows that both number of cases received and number of cases pending increased. In 2013, the Supreme Court received 5521 cases and reviewed 5073 cases. Number of cases pending at the end of the year increased – from 3152 cases at the beginning of the year to 3600 cases at the end of the year.
13 February, 2014

17 SHADOWS PARTICIPATED IN WORK OF THE SUPREME COURT JUDGES AND EMPLOYEES ON SHADOW DAY

On Wednesday, February 12, 17 pupils from Talsi, Valmiera, Preili, Jelgava and Riga visited the Supreme Court on Shadow Day. Participants of the Shadow Day, among which the youngest pupil studies in Form 6 only, kept up with duties of a judge, a court consultant and legal adviser in the Supreme Court with real interest.
6 February, 2014

THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE CASES OF THE SUPREME COURT CELEBRATES ITS 10TH ANNIVERSARY

Today, on February 6, the newest structural unit of cassation instance – the Department of Administrative Cases of the Supreme Court – celebrates its 10th anniversary.
6 February, 2014

ROOM IS ARRANGED FOR VISITORS TO READ CASE FILE MATERIALS IN

So that participants of cases and other interested persons could read case file materials in more comfortable conditions, special room for visitors is arranged in the Supreme Court.
5 February, 2014

TWO JUDGES OF THE SUPREME COURT APPLIED TO STAND FOR POSITION OF A JUDGE OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT

On February 21, the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court will have to adopt decision regarding nomination to the office of the judge of the Constitutional Court by choosing between two judges of the Supreme Court. Applications to stand for this position were submitted by Ludmila Polakova, the judge of the Chamber of Criminal Cases and Aldis Lavins, the judge of the Department of Civil Cases.
24 January, 2014

JOURNALISTS, WHO WRITE AND CREATE BROADCASTS ABOUT JUSTICE, PARTICIPATE IN MEDIA DAY IN THE SUPREME COURT

On January 24, within framework of development of positive cooperation with media, the Supreme Court organised informative educational Media Day, to which journalists from national and regional newspapers, television and web sites, who write and create broadcasts about justice, were invited.
16 January, 2014

ACTION OF COURTS, WHEN HEARING A CASE WITHOUT VERIFICATION OF EVIDENCES, HAS NOT ALWAYS BEEN JUSTIFIED

In order to ensure precise application of provisions of Section 499 of the Criminal Procedure Law, and thus, correct qualification of crimes in criminal cases, which have been reviewed without verification of evidences, the Division of Case-law of the Supreme Court in cooperation with doctor of Law, Professor Valentija Liholaja, performed research of case-law on review of such cases. Compilation was accepted in the meeting of judges of the Department of Criminal Cases of the Supreme Court.
14 January, 2014

THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE CASES CONTINUES PRACTICE PROJECT AND CALLS A STUDENT TO PRACTICE

Till January 20, students of law, who want to use knowledge acquired in university and to obtain work experience, have been invited to apply to competition for trainee’s position in the Department of Administrative Cases of the Supreme Court.
10 January, 2014

RECEPTION HOURS ARE THE SAME AS WORKING HOURS OF THE COURT

To ensure qualitative reception and servicing to visitors in the Supreme Court, further reception hours in the Division of Document Administration and in the Chancery of the Supreme Court will be the same as working hours of the court.
9 January, 2014

Role of an advocate in civil proceedings in cassation instance is fortified

In civil proceedings, individuals may conduct cases in court personally or through an advocate. Cases of legal persons have been conducted in court by officials, who act within the scope of authority conferred upon them pursuant to law, statutes or by-law, or through an advocate.