The Saudi Bar Association launched the Saudi Accreditation Standards for Lawyers
The Saudi Bar Association has launched the Saudi Accreditation Standards for Lawyers [SASL], which a professional qualification set of processes that endeavors to set national legal profession standards that meets international best practices and maintains a high level of professionalism.
SASL is directed to whom wish to practicing law and become practitioners in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It aims to verify the minimum requirements for lawyers before they can practice their profession, to ensure that practitioners obtain the requisite qualification and to ensure their good performance.
SASL is a continuous journey that seeks to raise the level of legal practice locally, contributes to raising the Kingdom’s international legal index. The accreditation also combines with Continuing Professional Development program, which ensures the sustainability of knowledge and the licensing’s requirements
On the other hand, the accreditation provides an accurate and comprehensive database that enables decision-makers to issue or amend the legislation to address the law practice challenges or to maintain any gaps in the future, which helps graduates to acquire professional knowledge in a shorter time.
The Secretary-General of the Saudi Bar Association, Mr. Baker Al-Haboob, expressed his optimism that SASL would give a bright future that support Saudi Arabia as one of the G20 countries, where SASL achieves the primary objective of issuing SBA by raising the level of law practice and to ensure high performance that ultimately improve the efficiency of judicial system.