Saudi Arabia’s first female lawyer and notary: ‘Here’s how society accepted me’
The Saudi Ministry of Justice has issued licenses for twelve female lawyers allowing them to do some notary services.
The lawyers, five of them from Jeddah, four in Riyadh, two in Makkah and one in Unaizah.
Bayan Zahran is one of the pioneering Saudi female lawyers who called for their right to obtain this license.
She tells Al Arabiya English: “I submitted a request to his excellency the minster of justice regarding the license for female notaries, and that the system did not exclude women.”
“The requests were considered and giving women lawyers this license had been studied.”
“Afterwards, the license for women to do notary services in documentation and ensure fairness among workers in professional environment.”
The notary services allow the issuance and dissolution of agencies and the documentation of all kinds of contracts, vacate properties. A notary documents rights to prevent the occurrence of legal conflict that may occur in the future.