Aldis Laviņš

Justice of the Constitutional Court

Aldis Laviņš was born on 5 January 1973.

He graduated from the Latvian Police Academy in 1996 and a year later obtained a master’s degree in law from the same institution. Aldis Laviņš continued his studies at the Faculty of Law of the University of Latvia, graduating in 2002 with a master’s degree, and since 2013 continues studies in the doctoral programme of legal sciences.

Aldis Laviņš started his career in 1997 at the Department for Investigating Economic Crimes, Criminal Police General Directorate of the State Police. In 1997 and 1998 he worked as an assistant at the Department of Civil Law of the Latvian Police Academy, and since 1998 until the end of 1999 worked at the Legal Department of the State Treasury.

Aldis Laviņš was appointed to the office of a Judge on 16 December 1999. He served as a Judge at the Riga City Zemgale District Court, in 2003 was appointed to the office of a Judge at the Riga Regional Court, Chamber of Civil Cases, but from 2004 to 2008 he was a Judge and the President of the Administrative Regional Court. Alongside serving as a Judge, since 2002 to 2006 Aldis Laviņš was a lecturer at the Faculty of Law of the University of Latvia, and since 2002 – also a lecturer at the Latvian Judicial Training Centre.

In 2008 became a Judge of the Supreme Court Senate, initially working at the Department of Administrative Cases, but later – at the Department of Civil Cases.

Aldis Laviņš is the author of a number of publications on the understanding of principles of law, civil procedure, jurisdiction of courts and effectiveness of court work, etc.

On 3 April 2014, Aldis Laviņš was appointed to the office of a Justice of the Constitutional Court and took this office on 25 April 2014. From 6 May 2014 to 8 May 2017 served as the President of the Constitutional Court.