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The District Legal Services Authority, Udupi District, Udupi and the Taluk Legal Services Committees at Kundapura and Karkala have been formed in this unit for taking up the responsibility of implementing the aims and objectives of Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987 viz (1) Organization of Lok Adalats for settlement of cases pending in various Courts in the District, Giving free legal aid and advice to all the eligible persons and Bringing legal awareness among the masses. In that regard various activities are being taken up in the Unit.

In order to achieve the aims and objectives of the said Act, after formation of District Legal Services Authority in the year 1987, The Authority introduced various schemes and programs to ensure legal services to the indigent, backward, needy and neglected segments of the society, Lok Adalats are conducted as an effective alternate dispute resolution mechanism to resolve disputes pending before the Courts. Law workshops, Legal Aid and Advice Camps and legal awareness programs are also organized for different segments of the society by the co-operation of Bar Associations and other service organizations and Government Departments in villages, towns and areas in a city. As an alternative dispute resolution mechanism, Mediation Centre is also functioning in all the three Talukas of this District.

By using special negotiation skills and communication techniques, the Mediation Centre has been helping the litigants to solve their differences by eliminating obstacles for communication and settlements and help to find solution to their dispute.

District Legal Services Authority

  1. Chairman : Sri. Venkatesh Naik T, Prl. District & Sessions Judge, Udupi.

  2. Member Secretary : Smt. Latha , Member Secretary , District Legal Service Authority,  Udupi  District ,Udupi.

Lok- Adalat:

Usually, Lok Adalat is held twice in a month.

Mediation Centre :

Meditation Centre has been functioning in this District since August 2010. Four batches of mediation training for advocates has been conducted and there are about 79 Advocates /Mediators have been trained.

Legal Aid Clinic:

For every Working day: 10.00 AM to 6.00PM

At Udupi { In the Ground Floor of the Court Premises (Mon, Wed, Thu, Sat) and at the office of Tahsildar , Udupi(Tue & Fri) }

Advisers :

1) Smt.Rajani  Advocate, Udupi

   10.00 AM to 2.00 PM (on each working day)


2)Kum.Renuka Padubidri  Advocate,Udupi  

   2.00 PM to 6.00 PM(on each working day)


At C.D.P.O Office

Every Wednesday and Saturday


Smt.Mulla Sabina, Advocate - 9901795789

At District Prison

Every working Thursday


Sri.P.  Vikram Acharya, Advocate - 9844530844

At Juvenile Justice Board

Every working Wednesday


Smt. Selestin Pushpa, Advocate -9916817154

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