Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Justice Mala: First Kamma Woman Judge Madras High Court


Hon’ble Justice Mala, was born on 15th March 1955 at Cuddalore. She had her school education at St. Anne’s Girls High School, Cuddalore, Graduation at C. Kandasamy Naidu College for Women, Cuddalore. After obtaining law degree she enrolled on 24.03.1982. She hails from an Agricultural family. She is the first Law Graduate and First Judicial Officer in her family. After enrolment, she joined as a Junior in the office of Thiru. A. Vaidyanathan, Fourth Generation Advocate, Cuddalore and practiced in various courts at Cuddalore. She was selected in the year 1989 as Sub Judge and commenced her innings as a Judge as the XVI Assistant City Civil Judge, Chennai. Later she served as Additional Sub-Judge, Madurai and Principal Sub Judge, Nagapattinam. She was promoted as District Judge in the year 1997 and served as presiding Officer, Labour Court, Trichy, II Additional District Judge, Trichy and Additional District Principal Judge cum Chief Judicial Magistrate, Tiruvannamalai, Pricipal District Judge, Nagapattinam, Principal Judge, Family Court, Chennai and Vellore, Presiding Officer, Industrial Tribunal, Chennai. 

She was appointed as first Woman Registrar (Vigilance), High Court, Madras on 31.7.2006. She was appointed as First woman Registrar General in the Chartered High Court of Madras on 22.3.2007. Her rich experience in the Trial Courts and tribunal will help the high Court in a great measure for the rendition of justice in a large number of cases. She was appointed as Additional Judge of Madras High Court on 31.03.2009.
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