YOUNG LAWYERS FROM GERMANY VISIT THE SUPREME COURT

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12 May 2017

Some time ago, the young lawyers from Germany expressed a great desire to visit the Supreme Court of Latvia in order to get acquainted with the organization of work at the court and the judicial system as a whole. Thus, on 11 May Rihards Gulbis, Legal Research Counsel to the Department of Civil Cases, met with young lawyers from Munich, who are studying law and also are currently employed in judicial institutions.

During the meeting, Rihards Gulbis introduced the guests with the structure of judicial system and judicial reform, providing detailed information on the Supreme Court, its functioning, procedure for appointing judges, work of the departments. As well as he told about communication strategy, the judicial information system and other topical issues.

Visitors showed great interest in the Supreme Court by asking questions of their interest. Guests also visited courtrooms, the Court Museum, learned about the court's history and development.

Expressing further interest in the work of the Supreme Court and the judicial system of Latvia, another group of law students from Frankfurt visited the Court on May 17, which in the framework of their study program intended to visit also other institutions in Latvia.

This time Aleksandrs Potaicuks, Legal Research Counsel to the Division of Case-law and Research met with the young lawyers, giving visitors an insight into the judicial system of Latvia, the structure and work organization of the Supreme Court, presented the work of the departments and administration, and provided other relevant information. An exchange of experiences took place in the form of discussion.

The guests visited the Supreme Court Museum, the courtroom and the historical sculpture "Justice".

 

Information prepared by Iveta Jaudzema, International Cooperation Specialist of the Supreme Court
E-mail: iveta.jaudzema@at.gov.lv; telephone: +371 67020396