Female lawyers got licensed in Saudi Arabia

8 October 2013 10:10
(QHA) - Four Saudi women have entered history after being licensed by the kingdom’s Ministry of Justice to practice law in the Saudi courts for the first time in the oil-rich Kingdom, reports Arab News. “The ministry’s decision to grant Saudi female lawyers licenses to open their own law offices will help female lawyers work without facing obstacles, especially since there are many women who prefer to deal with female lawyers,” Feriyal Al-Kinj, a female Saudi lawyer told. According to the ministry of justice, Saudi women will be allowed to represent clients in court and establish their private law firms. The decision was awaited by many Saudi women who studied law and were not offered a chance to practice law or represent their clients. As reported, in a bid to challenge the current circumstances, Saudi women launched a social media campaign in 2012, under the title ‘I am a female lawyer’ to defend female rights to practice law.