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Women in the Law & Judiciary Lecture


Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts and the region’s legal research experts, Thomson Reuters Westlaw Gulf, held the first “Women in the Law & Judiciary” panel discussion in the region on 23rd November.   The groundbreaking event took place at the prestigious Dubai Judicial Institute and brought together many of the finest legal and judicial minds in the UAE to collaboratively discuss and address some of the major challenges faced by women in the legal profession.

The distinguished line-up of moderators and panelists included the UAE’s first female judge HE Judge Kholoud Al Dhaheri; Dubai’s first female judge, HE Judge Ebtessam Ali Albadawi; Judge Justice Tan Sri Sitti Norma Yaakob, DIFC Courts; Judge, HE Justice Ali Al Madhani, DIFC Courts and UAE Advocate and founder of International Advocate Legal Services, Diana Hamade.

The interactive moderated Q&A sessions comprised of two panels, one with female judges and one with female lawyers, who discussed their experience as role models in the legal community. The event attracted a wealth of legal talent from across the UAE’s growing legal sorority and Rita Jaballah, a Litigation Partner from Al Tamimi & Company  was invited to participate in a panel of woman lawyers.