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on sätestatud kohtute seaduses.
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
Since 4 February 2019, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court is dr. iur. Villu Kõve.
Villu Kõve was born on 26 August 1971 in Saaremaa. He is a graduate of the University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, where he also obtained a master’s degree, and has furthered his education at the law faculties of German universities. Since 2009, he has held a PhD in law from the University of Tartu.
Villu Kõve has been working as a judge since 2002, when he took up the position of a member of the Supreme Court. In 2014, he became Chairman of the Civil Chamber of the Supreme Court. Before joining the judiciary, Villu Kõve worked as a sworn advocate.