Bayan Alzahran is first woman to open law office in Saudi Arabia


After forever, Saudi Arabia has allowed a female lawyer to open a law office. Bayan Alzahran, and three other women have been granted licenses to practice law. This is part of a recent series of somewhat progressive reforms for the Islamic kingdom.

“Our activity is not restricted to cases involving only women. Saudi Arabia’s lawyer system treats men and women equally, and a lawyer has the right to represent men and women,” Alzahran told Al Arabiya News Channel.

“This step came thanks to the support of King Abdullah, and we as lawyers and women of this country constantly seek to develop ourselves in what’s good for Saudi women,” she added.

“The license is one of our rights and we did not get it until the systemic conditions were applied as set in Article 3 of the legal system.”

Source: Al Arabia

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