The Selection Commission of Candidates to Judicial Office (hereinafter – the Selection Commission) in accordance with regulations of Article 551 of the Law on Courts is the Commission the aim of which shall be to help the President of the Republic in selecting the candidates for judicial office (Chairmen of courts, Vice Chairmen of courts, Chairmen of the Divisions).
The Selection Commission shall be composed of seven persons and formed for a period of three years by the President of the Republic. Three members of the Selection Commission shall be judges and four members shall be the representatives of the society. The President of the Republic shall appoint the Chairman of the Selection Commission from among the members of the Commission. Members of the Judicial Council may not be appointed members of the Selection Commission. The National Courts Administration shall provide services to the Selection Commission.The Selection Commission in its activities shall follow the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania, the Law on Courts, other laws and legal acts of the Republic, the description of the procedure of Selection Commission, the selection criteria for candidates to the judicial office at a district court approved by the President, the selection provisions for persons seeking judicial promotion approved by the Judicial Council and the assessment criteria for persons seeking judicial promotion.
Activities of the Selection Commission shall be based on the principles of collegiality, impartiality, independence, objectivity and legality.
The Commission shall be liable for the following selection procedures:
Selection Criteria of persons seeking judicial promotion
Selection criteria for candidates to the judicial office at a district court
Work Description of the Selection Commission of Candidates to Judicial Office
Rules of procedure of the commission on the selection of candidates for judicial office
Procedure for entry onto the register and databases of persons seeking a judicial career
The criteria for the evaluation of persons seeking a judicial career in courts of a higher instance (except the supreme court of Lithuania)