Saudi women lawyers up by 240% in three years


Saudi Gazette

— The number of Saudi women lawyers has increased by about 240 percent in the past three years compared to the years from 2013 to 2015, according to the department of lawyers at the Ministry of Justice.

The department said the Kingdom now has 280 women lawyers from 10 about five years ago.

It said during the past three years alone, the ministry issued about 77.5 percent of the licenses. According to the department, in 2018, the ministry issued 95 licenses to Saudi women lawyers.