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Woman appointed as board member of Saudi Bar Association for first time

RIYADH – Minister of Justice and Chairman of the Saudi Bar Association (SBA), Dr. Walid Al-Samaani, has issued an order appointing five members, including one woman, to the third session of the board of directors of the ‘association. It was the first time a Saudi woman was appointed to the SBA board.

The lawyers appointed as members of the SBA board are Jasser Al-Jasser, Dr. Osama Al-Qahtani, Anas Al-Zamil, Ithar Al-Da’ij and Dr. Louay Al-Akkas, the female member.

Dr. Al-Samaani had previously endorsed the Rules of Ethics for Lawyers aimed at developing the legal profession and raising its professional standards, in addition to strengthening the principles of transparency and accountability.

The rules also aim to strengthen the legal protection of lawyers and their clients and to redefine their responsibility towards clients, colleagues, judicial authorities and society.

It should be noted that the SBA aims to raise the standard of professional practice of lawyers to ensure their good performance, increase awareness of their professional duties and improve the professional practice of lawyers in the Kingdom.

The association wants to build a community of professional lawyers capable of providing professional legal services to beneficiaries.

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