The Council for the Judiciary completed the elaboration of the procedure for nominating and appointing chairs and deputy-chairs of district (city) courts and regional courts, as well as chairs of courthouses.

The Council for the Judiciary determined a range of candidates who can apply for the position of a chair and a deputy-chair of a court and a chair of a courthouse, namely, announcing an open competition among all judges of a particular level of courts.

In order to assess the suitability of the applicants, the Council for the Judiciary will form a commission consisting of two members of the Council for the Judiciary from among the judges, a representative authorized by the Minister of Justice, a representative of the judges of the relevant court and a recruitment specialist provided by the Court Administration.

The Commission will provide the Council for the Judiciary with an opinion on the suitability of the applicant for a particular position and will do so in the order of priority. The Commission's opinion will be of a recommendatory nature. The final decision on the appointment of chairs, deputy-chairs of courts and chairs of courthouses will be taken by the Council for the Judiciary.



Information prepared by

Rasma Zvejniece, the Head of the Division of Communication of the Supreme Court

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