As part of the Saudi Arabian initiative to transform their economic and cultural standards through the National Transformation Program and Vision 2030, they have begun a new focus on engaging women of the country to find careers within the legal system.
"A wide range of opportunities to work in the legal sector for women, particularly for new female graduates, are now available," the Ministry said.
Justice Minister Dr. Waleed Al Samaani encouraged qualified women to start applying for open positions immediately, and to give their support to the thousands of women across the kingdom using courts and notary departments services.
"It is pivotal for our ongoing contribution to Vision 2030 that women take their rightful place within the ministry, beside our male legal professionals, as colleagues of equal standing," said the Saudi Ministry of Justice.
"Together, we can spread awareness of legal issues and help all our citizens understand their rights and responsibilities under Saudi law," the ministry said.
Saudi legal female professionals described the move as historic. "It is a historic and encouraging move by the ministry to include female legal practitioners within its ranks," said Bayan Zahran, one of the kingdom's first licensed women lawyers, and founder of its first all-female legal office, based in Jeddah.
"This development shows not only the facilitation of legal procedures for women in our country, but also that legal female professionals can keep us apprised of upcoming and current legal developments, and act as a conduit for feedback and clarification."
The country has recently made major moves towards better standards for women and female empowerment in general, as seen in recent assignments of women in higher government positions diplomatically and in the parliament. The private sector flourishes as well as women continue to find their footing in higher-standing roles in the finance and business world.
SOURCE: Saudi Ministry of Justice
Edited by K. Fanning
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