• 1977-1982 Lawyer qualification.
  • Faculty of Law, University of Latvia.
  • Certificate of the European Union Project "Judicial Reform"
  • Certificate of American Bar Association Central and East European Law Initiative and Association of Latvian Judges, Association of Latvian Students of Law Judicial Training
  • Center of Latvia, "Baltic Judges Conference"
  • Certificate of the Project of International Cooperation in the Field of Judicial Reform in Latvia, "Judicial Power"
  • Certificate of Judicial Training Center of Legal Affairs of Latvia


  • 06.2006 - 10.2010 JSC "Rietumu Banka", Member of the Board, Senior Vice-president, Head of Legal Department
  • 08.2005.-06.2006 JSC "Rietumu Bank", Vice-President
  • 03.1994.-05.2005 Chairman of the Riga Regional Court
  • 01.1993.-03.1994 Advisor to the Chairman of the 5th Saeima (Parliament)
  • 07.1992., 09.1993 Publishing House"Baltika" Head of Legal Department (and Personnel Department)
  • 06.1987.-07.1992 Member of the Presidium of the Supreme Court (judge) the Republic of Latvia
  • 06.1982.-06.1987 Vidzemes District Court judge (formerly Proletarian District of Riga).

Additional experience

  • 1998 - 2005 Lecturer of the Faculty of Law, University of Latvia
  • 2000 - 2005 Lecturer of the Faculty of Law of the High School of Business "Turiba";
  • Member of the State Examination Commission
  • 2003 – 2005 Lecturer of the Faculty of Law of the Baltic Russian Institute, Chairman of the State Examination Commission
  • 1994 - 2005 Participant of the working groups to develop the various bills and amendments to the laws, including the Law "On Judicial Power", the Law of Insolvency, the Law on the Notaries, etc.
  • Participant in various conferences on the legal issues