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25 November, 2014

Guidelines for transfer of a case to another court are approved

The Council for the Judiciary approved guidelines, how transfer of a case received for proceedings to other court must be organised to ensure faster review of the case.
25 November, 2014

Issues related to judicial careers: determination of courts, transfer, and confirmation of a deputy Chair of a court

Courts for eight new judges are determined.The Council for the Judiciary determined courts for new judges confirmed by the Saeima (Parliament) in the office of a judge of a district (city) court to execute judicial duties. All eight new judges will work in Riga city courts.
25 November, 2014

Information report on e-case project is accepted for knowing

The Council for the Judiciary heard information on project of information report “On implementation of e-case project in period of planning of structural funds of the European Union in 2014-2020” prepared by the Ministry of Justice in cooperation with the Office of the Prosecutor’s General and the Ministry of Interior, which was announced at the meeting of State Secretaries.
25 November, 2014

Information on security solutions in court rooms is heard

The Ministry of Justice informed the Council for the Judiciary on how the question about ensuring of security in court rooms has been solved.
21 November, 2014

The Council for the Judiciary will decide on issues related to judicial careers

the Council will review issue on redistribution of number of judges of district (city) courts and Land Registry offices. The agenda also includes issue regarding procedure, how a proposal on transfer of a judge of a Chamber of the Supreme Court to work to other court, if a judge will not be appointed to the office of a judge of a Department of the Supreme Court until termination of operation of a court chamber, will be prepared and reviewed at the sitting of the Council for the Judiciary.
19 November, 2014

Granting of a title of Judge Emeritus to two judges is proposed

The Council for the Judiciary has sent a proposal to the Saeima (Parliament) to award Gunars Aigars, the former Chair of the Chamber of Civil Cases of the Supreme Court, and Astrida Herta Berzina, the former Chair of Kurzeme regional court, with the title of Judge Emeritus.
7 November, 2014

Officials represented in the Council for the Judiciary have changed

Along with beginning of operation of the 12th Saeima (Parliament) and elections of Chairs of the committees of the Saeima, as well as with approval of the new Cabinet of Ministers, officials represented in the Council for the Judiciary have changed.
4 November, 2014

The Council of Sworn Notaries will be represented in the Council or the Judiciary by Sandra Stipniece in future

Due to change of the Chair of the Council of Sworn Notaries, composition of the Council for the Judiciary has changed as well. Representative of the Council of Sworn Notaries will be the notary Sandra Stipniece, who was elected to the office of the Chair of the Latvian Council of Sworn Notaries at the general meeting of the Latvian Panel of Sworn Notaries on 31 October.
28 October, 2014

The Council for the Judiciary calls for respectful attitude towards a judge

The Council for the Judiciary shall support amendments to the law “On Judicial Power” related to reform of a court system, if the draft law includes proposals, which were not previously supported in the Legal Affairs Committee of the Saeima (Parliament), regarding benefits and right to long service pension to those judges of Chambers, who will be dismissed from the office of a judge of the Supreme Court along with liquidation of Chambers.
24 October, 2014

Extraordinary sitting of the Council for the Judiciary is convened in relation to draft law on amendments to the law “On Judicial Power”

On Monday, October 27, extraordinary sitting of the Council for the Judiciary has been convened to review request of the Legal Affairs Committee of the Saeima (Parliament) to provide an opinion on the draft law “Amendments to the law “On Judicial Power”” until 27 October.