Latvia

Foundation "Latvian Judicial Training Centre"

The Latvian Judicial Training Centre (LJTC) is a Foundation, based on the agreement with the Court Administration of the Republic of Latvia, which provides initial and on-going training on legal and non-legal matters for judges of the 1st and 2nd instance, land-book judges and court staff.

Since 2010, LJTC has been ensuring the provision of comprehensive training for prosecutors and has become one of the major players in judicial training for other legal professions – sworn advocates and practicing lawyers.

One of the additional and quite attractive forms of seminar provision is interdisciplinary training in which representatives from the judiciary, prosecution services, advocates and other professions share their view points and analyse the court praxis on concrete matters.

Along with the training on legal topicalities, LJTC offers soft skills programmes, which sometimes are underestimated from the decision makers’ viewpoints, but are highly important to a judge’s performance on a daily basis. Communication (and oratory) skills are important to master to ensure the quality of case management both before and during the court hearing and especially when dealing with involved parties with insufficient legal knowledge. The judge has to remember that there is a human being behind every case and the application of an article of a law might change somebody’s life forever. The judge has to have skills to present the decision, explain it (if it is foreseen by the law) and to be sure that parties have understood it.

LJTC has developed other programms that assist in building capacities of court management (i.e. supervision sessions for chief judges), school lecturers (sessions on adult education, presentation techniques, language, methodologies, etc.) and others.

In 2004, LJTC became a member of EJTN and has since then taken an active part in some of the working groups as well as in other projects administered by EJTN.

LJTC has obtained an ISO 9001-2008 quality management certificate that certifies that the organisation has a good, transparent management system and processes that ensures client-oriented training events and other offers.

Contact

  • Austria
    • Federal Ministry of Justice – Bundesministerium für Justiz
  • Belgium
    • L’Institut de formation judiciaire (IFJ-IGO)
  • Bulgaria
    • National Institute of Justice
  • Croatia
    • The Judicial Academy of Croatia
  • Cyprus
    • Supreme Court of Cyprus
  • Czechia
    • Judicial Academy
  • Denmark
    • Court Administration / Domstolsstyrelsen
  • Estonia
    • Office of the Prosecutor General
    • Supreme Court of Estonia, Training Department
  • Finland
    • The National Courts Administration
    • National Prosecution Authority, The Office of the Prosecutor General
  • France
    • The French National School for the Judiciary
  • Germany
    • Academy of European Law (ERA)
    • Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection - Bundesministerium der Justiz und für Verbraucherschutz
  • Greece
    • National School of the Judiciary
  • Hungary
    • National Office for the Judiciary
    • Office of the Prosecutor General
  • Ireland
    • The Judicial Studies Committee
  • Italy
    • Scuola Superiore della Magistratura
    • Consiglio Superiore della Magistratura
  • Latvia
    • Latvian Judicial Training Centre
    • The Prosecutor General’s Office of the Republic of Latvia
  • Lithuania
    • National Courts Administration
    • Office of the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
    • Parquet général
  • Malta
    • Judicial Studies Committee
  • Netherlands
    • Studiecentrum Rechtspleging
  • Poland
    • National School of Judiciary and Public Prosecution
  • Portugal
    • Centre For Judicial Studies
  • Romania
    • National Institute of Magistracy
  • Slovak Republic
    • Judicial Academy of the Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
    • Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Slovenia Judicial Training Centre
  • Spain
    • Centro de Estudios Jurídicos
    • Escuela Judicial Consejo General del Poder Judicial
  • Sweden
    • Judicial Training Academy
    • Swedish Prosecution Authority