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 within a year’s time obtained master’s degree from the same institution. Continued his studies at the Faculty of Law of the University of Latvia, graduating in 2002 with 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 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.

Was appointed to the office of a judge on 16 December 1999. Served as a judge at the Riga City Zemgale Suburb Court, in 2003 was appointed to the office of a judge at the Riga Regional Court, Chamber of Civil Cases, but since 2004 to 2008 was a judge and the President of the Administrative Regional Court. Alongside serving as a judge, since 2002 to 2006 was a lecturer at the University of Latvia Faculty of Law, 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.

On 3 April 2014 was appointed to the office of a Justice of the Constitutional Court and came into this office on 25 April 2014. On 6 May 2014 was elected President of the Constitutional Court.

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.