King Salman decrees promotion of 100 judges

100 judges at various levels have been promoted. (SPA)
Updated 22 May 2019

King Salman decrees promotion of 100 judges

  • In 2019, the ministry has already issued 774 licenses for legal practices, 619 for male lawyers and 155 for female lawyers

RIYADH: King Salman issued a royal decree on Tuesday promoting 100 judges at various levels in the Justice Ministry.

Minister of Justice and Chairman of the Supreme Judiciary Council Waleed Al-Samaani said the royal decree is part of the continuous care and support of King Salman to the Saudi judicial system. 

In 2019, the ministry has already issued 774 licenses for legal practices, 619 for male lawyers and 155 for female lawyers.

The ministry recently announced that the total number of lawyers registered with the ministry has reached 6,270, including 487 female lawyers. In order to improve its performance, the Justice Ministry has launched several online services. 

One of the new e-services enables clients to inquire about their power of attorney (PoAs) and their validity, terminate unwanted ones, and find out about the agencies that have checked the validity of any of their PoAs.

Another e-service enables government agencies to verify PoAs online through the “Yesser” program, the universal access number 920025888, the ministry’s portal (www.moj.gov.sa), and its official app.

The new system abridges about 70 percent of procedures and directs clients straight to the assigned notary’s office without having to go through the data entry hall. 


Saudi king, crown prince condole with UAE leaders on Sharjah official’s demise 

Updated 10 July 2020

Saudi king, crown prince condole with UAE leaders on Sharjah official’s demise 

  • Sheikh Al Qasimi, deputy ruler of the emirate of Sharjah, died in London on Thursday

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's King Salman and Crown Prince Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sent messages of condolences on Friday to the leaders of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on the death of Sheikh Ahmed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, deputy ruler of the emirate of Sharjah.

"(We) ask God Almighty to bless him with the grace of his mercy and forgiveness, and accommodate him in his vast paradise," King Salman said in separates messages to UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and to Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah.

Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman, Saudi deputy prime minister and minister of defense, also sent separate messages to the two leaders expressing his sympathies, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

Sheikh Al Qasimi passed away in London on Thursday, according to the Emirates News Agency (WAM). 

The state news agency announced a three-day mourning period in Sharjah.