Decision on appointing a court expert

A decision to appoint a court expert is issued by the minister responsible for justice. A person who wishes to be appointed should submit an application for the appointment on the prescribed form to the ministry.

An expert may commence work when they have taken an oath before the minister. The appointment of court experts is published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia. The ministry provides a stamp and a card for experts at the expert's costs.

A court expert is entered in the directory of court experts managed by the ministry responsible for justice.

Conditions and evidence

Legal protection

  • Judicial remedy: Administrative dispute

Other activities

Regardless of the fact that a court expert is appointed for an unlimited period, five years from the day of their appointment and later every five years, they must submit to the minister responsible for justice evidence of professional training, and knowledge of new discoveries and methods in their profession or of participation at consultations and professional education organised by the competent state authority, an authorised organisation or professional organisation.

Within five years, an expert must attend at least five professional training courses.

If an expert does not submit evidence of professional training, the minister orders their suspension and initiates proceedings to discharge the expert.

Last updated: 22. 09. 2016