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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.
23 January, 2018

Legal framework and judicial proceedings on insolvency are analyzed during the sitting of the Council for the Judiciary

Having heard the information and opinion of the Department of Civil Cases of the Supreme Court on insolvency proceedings, the report of the Ministry of Justice on the legal regulation of insolvency and the opinions of the heads of judicial self-governing bodies, there was a unanimous opinion that in recent years, compared to the situation in 2008-2014, there has been a significant positive change regarding the legal framework and judicial proceedings on insolvency. For instance, the legal framework has been changed several times, the Advisory Council in Insolvency Matters has been restored, a new system of selection of judges is being established, a regular evaluation of professional activity of all judges has been introduced, and the ongoing judicial territorial reform will ensure that, when determining the specialization of judges, it is possible to fully observe the principle of randomness in distribution of cases.
22 January, 2018

The Council for the Judiciary suspends the sitting until 5 February

On Monday, 22 January, the Council for the Judiciary began to address the issue of criticism of insolvency proceedings expressed in public space.
18 January, 2018

The Council for the Judiciary will analyze information on insolvency proceedings

The agenda of the meeting of the Council for the Judiciary of 22 January is announced. It is planned to discuss the issue on criticism of the insolvency proceedings expressed in public space.
15 January, 2018

Issues related to career of judges

Two judges are appointed to Riga District Court – the Council for the Judiciary established that by the decision of the Saeima of 21 December the judge of a district (city) court Kristine Evertovska will serve in Riga District Court, while Baiba Jakobsone will be transferred to Riga District Court from Riga City Latgale District Court by February 12th.
15 January, 2018

Judges of Riga City Northern District Court are transferred to Riga City Vidzeme District Court

By implementing the judicial reform, on 15 January 2018 Riga City Northern District Court is merged to Riga City Vidzeme District Court, and henceforth the area of activity of Riga City Vidzeme District Court will cover three administrative districts of Riga – Vidzeme District, Central District and Northern District.
15 January, 2018

Number of judges in district (city) courts is determined

On 15 January 2018, one of the stages of the judicial territorial reform is completed – the Northern District Court is merged to Vidzeme District Court by reducing the number of first instance courts in Riga.