Women to practice as lawyers

Ghazanfar Ali Khan; 13/11/09

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 at a meeting of heads of notaries in Riyadh, the minister said the judicial reforms will not only modernise the system but also reduce the backlog of cases by adding more basic infrastructure, like more courthouses. “The judicial plan developed in cooperation with King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals will help decrease the number of cases in the Kingdom’s courts,” Al-Eisa added.

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