Our team

Solvita Kalniņa – Caune
Board, Director
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Graduated from New School University (New York) in 2002 with a Master of Science degree in Non-Profit Management. Her previous professional experience comes from working in the public administration sector (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, State Reform Ministry and School of Public Administration), as well as developing and implementing programmes in the non-governmental sector (Soros Foundation Latvia, in the Human Rights and Ethnic Harmony Programme, and Centre for Non-Governmental Organisations). Since 2003, she has comprised the one-person board of the LJTC, fulfilling the function of Executive Director.

Elīna Mikijanska
Deputy Director, Finance Director
[email protected] +371 22814898

Elīna Mikijanska qualified as an Enterprise Manager in the Bachelor’s programme of the BA School of Business and Finance. Her previous professional experience is related to organising office work and accounting. She has also acquired an insight into personnel management through her work as an assistant human resources manager. Elina is responsible for commercial activity accounting, project supervision and financial resource planning at the LJTC, and since February 2023 she is a co-organizer partner in project Universal Design for Human Rights. 

Laura Leitlante
Office Administrator
[email protected] +371 22814900

Laura Leitlante has obtained a Bachelor's degree in social sciences, in 2008 at Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies. From 2008 has worked as an office administrator at the Soros Foundation  - Latvia, organizing office work and various events. From 2014 to 2018 has worked in the Centre for Public Policy PROVIDUS performing the duties of a project assistant and later also of a project director. Laura works at Latvian Judicial Training Center since January 2018 as an office administrator. Laura is also responsible for coordinating the EJTN's international seminars.

Lita Umule
Office Administrator
[email protected] +371 22814977

Lita Umule has obtained a Bachelor degree of social sciences while studying Information Management at University of Latvia and now studying in the Master of Law and Public Administration at Turiba University. Lita's past experience includes management and coordination of event projects at National Library of Latvia and Riga Congress Centre. She has worked as a methodological expert at The State Land Service of Latvia and office administrator at National Theatre of Latvia. Currently Lita is taken a role of an administrator of Latvian Judicial Training Centre since February 2022.

Endija Dredžele
Office Administrator, E-learning program manager
[email protected] +371 22814966

Endija Dredžele has graduated Riga Stradins University, Faculty of Law. From 2014 to summer 2017, she worked as a franchisee and managed company. Endija Dredžele has been working at the Latvian Judicial Training Center since January 2018. Endija is responsible for supporting distance learning, managing e-learning programs and also international exchange programs.

Madara Blūmere
Legal Programme Officer,  Lawyer
[email protected] +371 22814933

Madara Blūmere has obtained a master's degree in Law and qualified as a lawyer in 2014 at University of Latvia, Faculty of Law. Her professional experience is related to project coordination, project management and international cooperation. Madara  has been working at the LJTC since September 2020 as a Legal Programme Officer/Lawyer and is responsible for civil law training programmes for judges and judicial assistants and international exchange programmes of the European Judicial Training Network (EJTN). Madara is the National contact point for the training of judges and court staff of the Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) of the Council of Europe.

Elva Grauda
Legal Programme Officer, Lawyer
[email protected] +371 22000845

Elva Grauda obtained a master's degree in Law and qualified as a lawyer in 2013 at the University of Latvia, Faculty of Law. Prior job experience involves working in Riga City Ziemeļu District Court as an assistant to a judge as well as working at Parliament of the Republic of Latvia. Since 2017 Elva is actively organizing and producing educational erudition contests and games both for the general public and specifically for Latvian diaspora abroad. Since 2021 Elva is working at Latvian Judicial Training Center being responsible for criminal, civil  and administrative law training programs for advocates and organizing interdisciplinary training seminars 

Zane Kažus
Legal Programme Officer,  Lawyer
[email protected] +371 28284761

Zane has obtained proffesional master’s degree in Law and qualified as a lawyer in 2018 at Daugavpils University. Previous work experience is associated with work in the State Probation Service and Zemgales District Court. Zane has been working at the Latvian Judicial Training Center as a legal program officer since December 2021, and is responsible for organizing training programs in criminal law.

Lina Savicka
Legal Programme Officer,  Lawyer
[email protected] +371 26540628

In 2004, Lina Savicka graduated from the University of Latvia’s Law Faculty, qualifying as a lawyer. In 2005, she completed her Master's studies at the University of Latvia in the field of State and Administrative Law. From April 2004 to December 2005, she worked as a judge's assistant at the Administrative District Court. Lina has worked at the LJTC since December 2005 and was responsible for the development and implementation of the administrative law programmes as well as the attorneys’ programmes. Currently Lina is responsible for the development and implementation of the training programmes on civil law.

Alisa Pižika
Legal Programme Officer,  Lawyer
Currently in a prolonged absence

Alisa Pižika has graduated from Riga Stradiņš University (RSU) with a Master's degree in Law. Highly values a work experience gained working as an assistant judge at the Administrative District Court. Since 2015 worked as a legal advisor in the Legal Department of the Ministry of Finance. Alisa has been working at the Latvian Judicial Training Centre as a legal programme officer since September 2021. Alisa is responsible for organizing training in the administrative law sector and is also responsible for organising interdicuplinary training seminars.