Saudi Arabia appoints 100 legally qualified women as notary public

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A total of 100 legally qualified women in Saudi Arabia will be appointed as notary public, local media reported citing directives issued by Minister of Justice Sheikh Walid Al Samaani.

The notaries will formally start their work from next Sunday, Nov. 1, with joining a three-month specialized training program, the ministry of justice said.

The program will be organized in cooperation with the Justice Training Center. They will also be provided with practical training at the ministry’s Agency for Documentation and Notaries.

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

The training would also cover modern technologies related to documentation work.

The ministry’s initiatives comes as part of further expanding empowerment of women in the justice sector by facilitating judicial services for women with an enhanced role in the documentation area.

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

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