64% of residents in Lithuania trust judicial officers. The majority of respondents evaluated the quality of work of judicial officers by 7 or 8 points out of 10.
This was found when market research company Prime consulting carried out representative questionnaire in November.
During the study respondents were asked whether they trust judicial officers, how many points would they give for the work of judicial officers and what would they do if they had to recover a significant debt. 8 out of 10 respondents evaluate the quality of work of judicial officers as good or very good. It is interesting that if delayed debt was not repaid to 6% of respondents, they would do nothing. The majority of interviewed persons (58%) in this case would address to judicial officers and the rest would try to recover the debt themselves.
In 2015 judicial officers helped to recover more than 120 million Euro of debts. With the help of judicial officers 120 million of Euro was recovered by residents and companies, almost 20 million was returned to the State budget. Last year the services of factual finding were provided by judicial officers almost 3500 times by documenting various situations at the request of their clients.
During the study 1007 Lithuanian residents in the major cities, centres of regions and villages were questioned. The age of questioned persons varies from 18 to 61 and more. The study was carried out at the request of the Chamber of Judicial Officers of Lithuania.