Riyadh — In an effort to develop the law profession, the Ministry of Justice approved the code of professional conduct for lawyers and the amendments on the executive regulations for the law system.
The code expects to protect lawyers, clients, and all other involved parties, enhance transparency, and define the responsibilities for lawyers.
The code of conduct rules is explained in eight chapters, covering a wide range of definitions and procedures.
Some of those rules focused on the lawyers themselves, their integrity, ability to evolve and develop, stay professional with clients, stay updated with the latest rules and regulations.
Other rules defined the contractual aspects of the relationship with clients, maintaining clients’ confidentiality and privacy; others covered the financial aspects and considered clients’ social and economic conditions.
Other chapters of the code covered case proceedings to ensure smooth and efficient case representation in courts without delay or interruptions to restore justice in a timely manner.
The code also covered the working relationship between lawyers and the media to regulate this professional relationship to ensure proper permissions are obtained before publishing any documents or court hearings.