On October 16, the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court unanimously confirmed a new judge of the Chamber of Civil Cases. Saeima (Parliament) appointed Inta Lauka in the position of a Supreme Court judge on September 27, and it was within the competence of the Plenary Session to confirm the newly elected judge in the concrete structural unit of the Supreme Court.

Inta Lauka holds the position of judge since 1993. For three years she worked as a judge in the Aizkraukle District Court, and since 1996 – in Zemgale Regional Court. I. Lauka has the second qualification category what certifies the length of work in the position of a judge and experience. The judge has specialized in reviewing civil cases therefore she agreed to work in the Chamber of Civil Cases of the Supreme Court. The Chairman of the Chamber Gunārs Aigars called the Plenary Session to support confirmation of Inta Lauka to work with the Chamber of Civil Cases.

With confirmation of Inta Lauka, in the Chamber of Civil Cases of the Supreme Court there works the chairman and eleven judges. However, due to the increasing workload the number of judges is not sufficient. To normalize the working conditions, four compositions of judges are necessary what in total is 12 judges not including the chairman of the Chamber. In 2006, the Chamber of Civil Cases received 1708 cases, heard – 1599, the workload was 160 cases for a judge.

 

 

 

Information prepared by Division of Communications of the Supreme Court
Author: Rasma Zvejniece, Manager of the Division of Communications of the Supreme Court
E-mail: rasma.zvejniece@at.gov.lv, telephone: 7020396, 28652211