Jānis Bordāns
Deputy Prime Minister/ Minister for Justice
Jānis Bordāns
Deputy Prime Minister/ Minister for Justice
Last Updated: 01.02.2019

EDUCATION
2010 - University of Latvia, Master of Social Sciences in Law
September 1985 – June 1992 (interruption 1985 –1987, compulsory military service) - University of Latvia , Faculty of Law, specialisation in law, lawyer qualification

FURTHER EDUCATION
1999 - BARENTS Group, LLC, USAID Arbitrator Training Program in Rīga
August 1996 – December 1996 - University of London, Academic Studies Programme, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Law firm Linklaters & Paines 
 

WORK EXPERIENCE 
November 2018 – until now - Member of the Saeima, Member of the Rīga City Council
July 2017 – November 2018 - Chairman of the New Conservative Party parliamentary group
July 2012 – January 2014 - Minister for Justice
December 1996 – until now (suspended for the period of parliamentary term ) - Sworn advocate in the law firm WALL (previously named Bordāns and Beļajevs) 
November 2011 – July 2012 - Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Justice
June 2010 – November 2010 - Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister
December 1995-December 1996 – State Non-profit Limited Liability Company Latvijas Televīzija, Advisor for Legal Affairs to Director General
May 1994 – November 1995 - Member of the Saeima, Member of the Legal Affairs Committee, Member of the Central Land Commission
September 1993 – December 1996 - Assistant to Advocate at the Maija Sibilla Blauberga’s Office of Sworn Advocates
September 1992 –September 1993 - Ministry of Foreign Trade International Agreements Division, Chief Expert
September 1990 – September 1992 - Prosecution Office of Vidzeme Judicial Region, Assistant to Prosecutor

LANGUAGE SKILLS 

Latvian – native, English – good command, Russian – fluent