Friday, November 13, 2009

Saudi Arabia: Women Lawyers

From Arab News:
Justice Minister Muhammad Al-Eisa said on Thursday the Kingdom’s efforts to revamp the judicial system were well under way and that women would eventually be allowed to practice as lawyers representing women clients.

Speaking about women lawyers, Sheikh Abdullah Al-Guwair, director of the Department of Lawyers at the Saudi Ministry of Justice, said they would soon be allowed to represent women clients.

“The women will be issued a restrictive form of license that will give them access to certain areas of the courts and in cases in which they are representing women clients only,” he said.

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