Decision on appointing a court appraiser
A decision to appoint a court appraiser 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 of Justice after an open call to submit applications for the appointment of court experts, certified appraisers and court interpreters has been published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia and on the website of the Ministry.
A court appraiser may commence work when they have taken an oath before the minister. . The ministry provides a stamp and a card for a court appraiser at the appraiser's costs.
A court appraiser is entered in the directory of court appraisers managed by the ministry responsible for justice.
Conditions and evidence
- Citizenship Legal competence Personal adequacy Clean criminal record Suitable education Suitable expert knowledge, practical skills and experience Work experience Incompatibility of performing the activity Active knowledge of Slovenian A person has not been dismissed as a court appraiser
Acquisition of a permit
- Application form for the appointment of court appraiser is published on the website of the Ministry of Justice on the day the open call to submit applications is published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia
- A statement on meeting the condition regarding the requisite education, showing the level and field of education (study programme), the date of completion of the education and the institution at which the education was obtained
- Evidence of six years' work experience in a particular area and sub-area of expertise for which they wish to be appointed
- A statement that they do not pursue an activity which is incompatible with certified appraisals
- Judicial remedy: Administrative dispute
- Competent authority: Administrative Court of the Republic of Slovenia
Regardless of the fact that a court appraiser is appointed for an unlimited period, after five years from the day of their appointment and later every five years, they must submit to the Ministry of 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, professional association or another professional organisation.
Within five years, a court appraiser must attend at least five professional training courses.
If a court appraiser does not submit evidence of professional training, or if the Council of Experts deems the submitted confirmations inadequate or insufficient, they may verify the proficiency and practical skills of a certified appraiser in one of the other ways for verifying proficiency under the law governing court experts, certified appraisers and court interpreters which they consider to be the most appropriate.