The notaries of the Klaipeda First Notary’s Office perform the following notarial acts:

Attestation of written testimony of a witness

In exceptional cases, when it is impossible or difficult to question a witness in a court hearing, the court hearing the case has a right to assess testimony of a witness submitted in writing, where, in court’s opinion, taking into consideration the personality of a witness and the essence of facts to be testified, this will not harm the disclosure of essential facts of the case. At the initiative of the parties, the witness may be summoned to an additional questioning in a court where such is necessary to further determine the facts of the case. Written testimony of a witness is given in the presence of the notary and certified by the notary.

Before the witness give a testimony, the notary must familiarise the person against signature with the rights and duties of a witness, liability for breaking an oath and non-performance or improper performance of other duties of a witness. The testimony of a witness must include everything the witness knows in a case and must avoid providing information the source of which cannot be named by the witness. By giving a testimony, the witness can use notes where his/her testimony is related to numbers or other data that is difficult to remember. The witness gives the testimony only by himself/herself without being influenced by other persons. The witness gives the testimony in the presence of a notary. The notary shall question the witness in person and write down his/her testimony and attest it by signing and sealing.