From left to right: private Ukrainian judicial officer Sergej Krainskyj, Representative of the Ukrainian state company "National Information Systems" Tatjana Obiuch, Director of the Chamber of Judicial Officers of Lithuania Dovilė Satkauskienė, private Ukrainian judicial officer Igor Nakonecnyj, the first deputy director of the State Judicial Service Department of the Ministry of Justice of the Ukraine Konstantin Silkin, private Ukriainian judicial officer Svetlana Bilan, judicial officer and the chair of presidium of the Chamber of judicial officers of Lithuania Inga Karalienė, private Ukrainian judicial officer Katarina Smdt, private Ukrainian judicial officer Andrej Avtorgov, Lithuanian judicial officers Valdas Čeglikas and Virginija Meškauskienė
During the visit in Vilnius representatives of Ukrainian state institutions and private judicial officers concern the experience of the Chamber of Judicial Officers of Lithuania in the formation of bailiffs' professional self-government institutions and in improving enforcement procedures.
On September 27 during the arranged meeting in the Lithuanian Chamber of Judicial Officers, the activities and structure of the Chamber of Judicial Officers of Lithuania were presented to the guests, and the justified solutions of private judicial officers development problems were overviewed.
We were helped by the fact that in 2003 Lithuania had a political will to focus on progressive western execution of decisions. According to the clear priorities, today we have one of the most modern system in Europe, integrated with state institutions, official registers, banks. The creditors recover actually about one third or more debts”, - spoke the chair of the presidium of the Chamber of Judicial Officers Inga Karalienė.
According to Konstantin Silkin, the first deputy director of the State Judicial Service Department of the Ministry of Justice of the Ukraine, turning his country into a path of transformation forces a very poor efficiency of execution of decisions. Working in the state system 480 Ukrainian judicial officers recover only about 3-5 percent of the debts, while 48% all recovery processes are completed by finding out the complete insolvency of debtors.
As Ukraine is a big country and it is more difficult to implement radical reforms in it, in 2016 the Ukrainian parliament decided to create a mixed system of execution of decisions. Currently, several private judicial officers are already operating in Ukraine. About 60 lawyers, mostly working as judicial officers, have passed the qualification examination and may start private activities in the near future. Representatives of Ukraine also were interested in the cooperation of Lithuanian judicial officers with the courts, asked whether society entrusts the judicial officers.
The judicial officers who have attended the meeting – Virginija Meškauskienė and Valdas Čeglikas told the guests what rights and opportunities are available to judicial officers, that record the factual circumstances by the request of the clients. According to judicial officers, since 2003, the most popular are applications for the state of factual circumstances related to construction works and rental of premises. Judicial officers now receive fewer requests to register shareholder meetings. For comparison, in times of economic crisis, such requests were much more frequent.