On February 21, the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court will have to adopt decision regarding nomination to the office of the judge of the Constitutional Court by choosing between two judges of the Supreme Court. Applications to stand for this position were submitted by Ludmila Polakova, the judge of the Chamber of Criminal Cases and Aldis Lavins, the judge of the Department of Civil Cases.

Ludmila Polakova has worked as a judge in the Supreme Court since 1987, previously being a judge of Jelgava city court between 1982 and 1987.   

Aldis Lavinshas executed judicial duties since 1999. Until 2003 he had been judge of Riga city Zemgale suburb court, in 2003-2004 – the judge of Riga regional court, in 2004-2008 – the Chair of the Administrative regional court, and since 2008 he has been judge of the Supreme Court – being senator in the Department of Administrative Cases and then – in the Department of Civil Cases.  

The Plenary Session of the Supreme Court is planned to take place on February 21, and decision is to be adopted there on recommending of one judge for confirmation in the office of a judge of the Constitutional Court.

Vacant office of the judge appeared in the Constitutional Court as on March 24, term of office of Aija Branta, the judge of the Constitutional Court nominated in this office by the Saeima (the Parliament) upon recommendation of the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court 10 year ago, expires. In accordance with the Law of the Constitutional Court, the Saeima approves another judge upon recommendation of the same institution, which had nominated candidacy of the previous judge.  

 

Information prepared by

Rasma Zvejniece, the Head of the Division of Communication of the Supreme Court

E-mail: rasma.zvejniece@at.gov.lv, telephone: 67020396, 28652211