Female Saudi lawyers lead the way with specialist training

Updated 26 January 2018

Female Saudi lawyers lead the way with specialist training

RIYADH: An innovative legal training program for women lawyers is being conducted by the Prince Sultan University (PSU) School of Law and the American Bar Association to help enhance understanding of the law in Saudi Arabia.
Dr. Ibrahim Al-Hudaithy, dean of the PSU School of Law, told Arab News that 25 female law graduates and trainees from the university were attending lectures by four American lawyers.
“This is the first time this kind of legal training program is being conducted for female law graduates, as well as trainees, in Saudi Arabia,” he said.
The four-week training program, which ends on Feb. 15, is presented in English and has drawn interest from trainees as well as law practitioners in the Kingdom.
Al-Hudaithy, who received his doctorate degree in law from Durham University in the UK, said the PSU School of Law was the first academic institution to offer this kind of training to its female law graduates.
Khalil Aljehani, managing partner in a Riyadh-based law firm, praised the program, saying: “The legal training will enhance trainees’ knowledge of law gained from the classroom as well as from their practice so that they become better advocates or litigators in the future.
“In fact, the training is just one of the things that should be undertaken by the trainees if they want to succeed in the legal profession. If they intend to be general practitioners, they should also attend law seminars where they can learn the latest trends in the different branches of law, such as corporate and maritime,” he said.


Turki Al-Shuwaier, deputy sherpa of Think 20

Updated 29 October 2020

Turki Al-Shuwaier, deputy sherpa of Think 20

Turki Al-Shuwaier is the deputy sherpa of Think 20 (T20), the G20’s engagement group for researchers and think tanks. He earned his Master of Business Administration degree, with honors, from Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan.
He was certified with “developing leader building on talent” from the International Institute for Management Development, a business school in Lausanne, Switzerland. He was also certified with “International change manager”, with distinguished competence in embarking on the organization transformation journey by applying solid knowledge of change management principles, methodologies and tools in devising and implementing an innovative transformation strategy.
Al-Shuwaier has a decade of experience in leadership projects and ensuring excellence in change management in the banking industry. He contributed to the establishment of Alinma Bank, one of the biggest financial institutions in Saudi Arabia, where he focused on the customer experience.
He was appointed deputy secretary-general of King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies in 2017, and works now on evaluating the strategic fit of opportunities, business plans, technology strategies, organizational design, and operational and functional turnaround.
The T20, which was established in 2012, is the G20’s policy-recommendation engagement group responsible for connecting and collaborating with regional and international think tanks.
With Saudi Arabia holding the 2020 presidency of the G20, the T20 has hosted a series of events and webinars in the Kingdom throughout the year, ahead of the main G20 Summit in November. The participants have discussed and debated issues such as cybersecurity, web safety, climate change, environmental safety and the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.