The criminal usually turns to the lawyer to find for him a law or a valid reason that can mitigate the sentence for him, this is in normal cases, but this time the story is reversed and the lawyer turned into a criminal after he exploited his profession and mediated bribery cases.
In the details, the Saudi Public Prosecution has completed its investigations with a lawyer accused of exploiting the legal profession to mediate bribes, and requested that he be referred to the judiciary to prove the accusation and punishment against him. According to the newspaper “Okaz”.
The Lawyers Disciplinary Committee at the Ministry of Justice decided to suspend the lawyer for a period of 6 months for proven violation of the law system after hearing his statements and defense of himself. The Ministry of Justice informed all courts, the Board of Grievances and the competent authorities of the decision.
The Bar Association revealed that it had received 47 complaints related to lawyers, of which 22 were under study.
The Ministry of Justice explained in the census last year that the number of male and female lawyers registered with the ministry increased to 6,270 male and female lawyers, including 487 female lawyers.
She explained that the number of licenses granted during the current year amounted to 774 licenses, including 619 licenses for lawyers, compared to 155 for female lawyers.
The Ministry indicated that the Judicial Training Center offered a number of courses within the program of preparing lawyers qualified for a lawyer license, which were attended by hundreds of male and female beneficiaries in the professional and training tracks.
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