The National Chamber of Judicial Officers of the Czech Republic announces with deep sadness that its president, Vladimír Plášil, passed away on the 26th of November 2020 at the age of 63 after a short but serious illness.
Vladimír Plášil was one of the founding members of the Chamber, a longtime member of the Presidium and since 2018 he was also the President of the Chamber. Since the establishment of the professional chamber of Judicial Officers in 2001, he worked for many other bodies of the Chamber. He always sought proper leadership and administration of the Chamber. In the past, he was also active in other legal professions and a member of a Legislative Council of the Government. Since 1986 he also worked as a university teacher.
Vladimír Plášil was always open to suggestions and questions brought up by his colleagues whom he always tried to help as much as he could. Thanks to him the Chamber has now been more transparent and efficient than ever. He significantly contributed to the involvement of the Chamber in legislative processes and to closer cooperation with the state authorities.
Vladimír Plášil has considerably contributed to the development of international relationships with other European professional organizations of Judicial Officers. The National Chamber of Judicial Officers of the Czech Republic has also considerably strengthened its position in the International Union of Judicial Officers during the time he was a member of the Presidium and even more when he was a President.
We convey our heartfelt, deepest condolences to the National Chamber of Judicial Officers of the Czech Republic as well as to his family and loved ones.