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Saudi appoints 100 female notaries

Anas YassinUpdated: Tuesday Oct 27, 2020

 Manama: Saudi Arabia appointed 100 legally qualified women as notary public with aim of expanding empowerment of women in the justice sector, local media reported citing ministry of Justice.

The new initiative will facilitate judicial services for women and expand their role in the Kingdom’s governmental justice sector.

The notaries will officially start their work from next Sunday, Nov. 1, with a specialized training program for a period of 3 months, the ministry of justice said.

The program is to be conducted in cooperation with the Justice Training Centre. They will be provided with practical training at the ministry’s Agency for Documentation and Notaries, report added.

The ministry said that the training program for female notary public consists of theoretical and practical sessions, including acquisition of skills in the tasks, specializations and procedures of documentation in line with the judicial system.

Participants will be taught about modern technologies related to documentation work.

Women first began obtaining in Saudi was in 2018, and the services they offer include documentation, transferring property, authorizing powers of attorney submissions and other services.

In 2018, Saudi women began obtaining notary licenses to woThhe rk in private notary departments at the ministry of justice and the services they offer include documentation, transferring property, authorizing powers of attorney submissions and other services.

The ministry recently recruited many qualified women in the fields of law, Shariah, sociology, administration and technology in the ministry for the first time.

 

Several Saudi female lawyers have praised the Justice Ministry as a step forward for women’s legal empowerment. They appreciated Justice Minister Walid Al-Samani for the new move and it was hailed as a rapid step toward empowering women to work in all available jobs.


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