The judicial system of the republic of Lithuania
Teisės aprašymas. The judicial system of the republic of lithuania. Courts of general jurisdiction. District Courts. Regional Courts. The Court of Appeal of Lithuania. The Supreme Court of Lithuania.
The Regional Court is the first instance for civil cases where the amount in controversy exceeds the amount established by the law, except the cases relating to the division of family property by spouses, which are heard in District Courts. The Regional Courts also hear civil cases involving intellectual property rights, company bankruptcy when a foreign state is a party, etc.
The Regional Court is the first instance for criminal cases like high treason, espionage, attempted assassination of a state official or a representative of a foreign country, instigation of war, genocide, illegal transportation of persons, etc.