A new proposed draft shall expedite the Administration of Justice in Estonia
Estonian Minister of Justice presented a new draft to the Parlaiment’s Consitutional Committee last week. The new draft shall create a new position amongst court officials in order to increase the court’s work efficiency in the interests of people and businesses.
Current law does not specify unified requirements of court officials so the competence of current court officials is not identical and unbalanced. According to the draft a position of court lawyer shall be created. Court lawyer shall have a higher qualification and will be taking part in the preperation of the proceedings. Because of the uneven competence amongst the current court officials, the new court lawyers shall not be appointed directly from current employees, but an official contest shall be declared. The requirements for appointed court lawyers shall be similar to the requirements for judges.
Court lawyer shall differ from the current court officials as he will not be appointed to a specific judge, but his activities shall be organized by the court’s executive officer. Future court lawyers shall have the opportunity to specialize in one certain subject field.