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20 February, 2018

With the establishment of Zemgale District Court on March 1, the territorial reform of the courts is completed

According to the territorial reform of courts of first instance, on March 1, 2018, the district courts of Aizkraukle, Bauska, Dobele, Jekabpils, Ogre and Tukums and respective Land Register Offices will be reorganized, merging them with Jelgava City Court and the corresponding Land Register Office and changing the name of the court and naming it– Zemgale District Court and, accordingly, Land Register Office of Zemgale District Court.
12 February, 2018

Transfer of judges of the first instance court and determination of the court for carrying out judicial duties

Council for the Judiciary adopted decisions on the transfer of two district (city) court judges – judge of Ogre District Court Zanna Gaigale-Prudnikova is transferred to Riga City Pardaugava Court and judge of Jelgava Court Gunita Cepule – to Riga City Latgale District Court. They had applied for vacant positions in these courts.
6 February, 2018

COUNCIL FOR THE JUDICIARY ADOPTS THE DECISION ON EXAMINATION OF CONDUCT OF INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS AND ON THE IMPROVEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM

At the sitting of the Council for the Judiciary on January 22 and on February 5, having heard the opinions and suggestions for further action in the area of ​​insolvency matters related to litigation and the development of the judicial system as a whole, it was decided – although since 2014 significant changes have been made to legal framework and legal proceedings – to carry out an in-depth study of the decisions adopted by the first instance court in insolvency matters between 2008 and 2014.
5 February, 2018

Decision of the Council for the Judiciary on the Evaluation of Conduct of Insolvency Proceedings

When assessing the criticism expressed in the public space about the insolvency proceedings, as well as the opinions and suggestions expressed during the sitting of the Council for further actions regarding the solving of issues related to insolvency proceedings and regarding the development of the judicial system in general, the Council for the Judiciary decided: 1) To invite the Supreme Court, by attracting experts in the field of justice, to collect and analyze cases of insolvency and legal protection in which protests were accepted from 2008 to 2014 and, if necessary, randomly investigate cases in which a protest has not been filed. 2) To invite the Ministry of Justice, in cooperation with the Court Administration, to carry out an examination of the specialization of judges and the distribution of cases in insolvency matters at first instance courts from 2008 until 2014.