JUDr. Vladimír Kůrka
Justice (since 15. 12. 2005)
JUDr. Vladimír Kůrka (*1948) completed his studies in 1973 at the Charles Law Faculty. He has worked in the judiciary since 1974, first as a judicial trainee at the Regional Court in Plzeň, then as a judge of the District Court in Plzeň. He then became a judge of the District Court in Most, and its Chief Judge in 1990. In 1994 he was seconded to the High Court in Prague and a year later became a judge in its Civil Law Collegium. In 1996 he was appointed to the Supreme Court, in its Civil Law Collegium (Chairman of a panel from 1997), and subsequently a member of the Evidence Panel and the Grand Panel. His case agenda focused on procedural issues, housing law, restitution of church and Sokol property, and enforcement of decisions. He is a member of the Board of Editors of the journal, Court Jurisprudence, and a lecturer at the Czech Judicial Academy. He is a member of the Bar Examination Board and of the Judicial Trainee Examination Board. On 15 December 2005 President Václav Klaus appointed him a Justice of the Constitutional Court.