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10 April, 2015

Compilation of court decisions in cases on claim collateral will be presented at the sitting of the Council for the Judiciary

On Monday, 13 April, summary on case-law in cases on claim collateral, which is prepared by the Division of Case-law of the Supreme Court, will be presented at the sitting of the Council for the Judiciary.
20 March, 2015

The Saeima is asked to increase number of judges of regional courts

The Council for the Judiciary asks the Saeima (Parliament) to increase number of judges of regional courts for three judges, envisaging that there are 140 judges in regional courts, inter alia, 22 judges – in the Administrative regional court.
20 March, 2015

The judge of Jurmala court is transferred to Riga district court

The Council of the Judiciary agreed to transfer the judge Ilze Freimane from Jurmala city court to Riga district court.
10 March, 2015

Number of judges in departments of the Supreme Court is re-distributed; issue regarding authority of the Disciplinary Court will be re-examined

In the sitting of 9 March, having heard information regarding decisions of the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court by Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, the Council for the Judiciary decided to support them, namely, to re-distribute judges’ offices among departments of the Supreme Court, and to re-examine issue regarding expansion of authority of the Disciplinary Court.
10 March, 2015

Establishment of district court houses and changes in procedure of transfer of judges of chambers is supported

The Council for the Judiciary supports amendments to the law “On Judicial Power” advanced for the third reading to the Saeima (Parliament) under expedited procedure. Amendments would develop legal basis for reorganisation of district (city) courts, merging several courts and establishing court houses. Amendments to the law stipulate procedure of termination of authority of the Char and deputy Chair of reorganised court, and procedure of transfer of a judge in case of reorganisation of courts.
10 March, 2015

Issue on inequality of judges’ wages to state administration is updated

The Council for the Judiciary updated issue on imperfections in unified system of wags in state administration and asks the legislator and the executive power to eliminate disproportionate difference between wages of lawyers employed in executive branch and judges. Judges’ wages, which are considered to be equivalent, currently may be even 50 per cent less than wages in executive branch.
2 March, 2015

Arturs Freibers is elected to the Judicial Qualification Committee

Arturs Freibergs, he judge of the Department of Criminal Cases of the Supreme Court, was elected to the office of a member of the Judicial Qualification Committee in extramural Judges’ Conference held on 2 March.
20 February, 2015

Plan of organisation of Judges’ e-Conference is approved, the Head, the Secretary and the counting committee are determined

On 2 March, the extramural Latvian Judges’ Conference will be held to elect representative to the Judicial Qualification Committee from among judges of the Department of Criminal Cases of the Supreme Court in electronic elections.
11 February, 2015

Awarding of Kalvis Torgans with the title of the Judge Emeritus is proposed

The Council for the Judiciary has sent a proposal to the Saeima (Parliament) to award habilitated professor Kalvis Torgans, the former judge of the Department of Civil Cases, with the title of the Judge Emeritus.
11 February, 2015

Further elaboration of legal provisions to establish unified appellate instance for disciplinary cases of persons associated with court system is supported

After discussions and listening to opinions, the Council for the Judiciary voted for further elaboration of amendments to laws to establish unified appellate instance to appeal against decisions of disciplinary committees of persons associated with court system and of institutions and officials responsible for review of disciplinary cases.