The District Legal Services Authority, Dharwad is having its office at Civil Court Campus, ADR Building, Dharwad. There are four Taluk Legal Services committees coming under the DLSA, Dharwad. They are Hubli having 18 courts, Navalgund, Kundgol & Kalaghatagi having 2 courts each. The District Legal Services Authority, Dharwad is conducting several Programmes under the guidance of NALSA & Karnataka State Legal Services Authority, Bengaluru in effective implementation of the NALSA, Schemes and also as per the calendar of events.

National Lok-Adalaths are also being effectively conducted on various dates fixed by NALSA.

DLSA, Dharwad is also receiving applications U/s.357 A of Cr.P.C (Karnataka Victim Compensation Scheme-2012) and awarding the compensation to the victims.



Hon’ble Sri Umesh M. Adiga,    Prl.District and Sessions Judge & Chairperson of DLSA, Dharwad

Member Secretary : Sri. Chinnannavar R.S.,                  Member Secretary of the District Legal Services Authority, Dharwad.

DLSA, Dharwad Information

Notification for the Post of Project Consultant, Project Coordinator and Project Assistants



DLSA, Dharwad is also performing the following activities:

  • Monitoring the activities of all Legal Aid Clinics and Legal Literacy Clubs.

  • Providing Free Legal Aid to the Eligible persons who approach DLSA, Dharwad.

  • Monitoring the activities of all TLSCs and all Mediation Centres of , Dharwad District.

  • Uploading of all the statements in NALSA Web Portal.

  • Visiting the District Jail, Dharwad, Bala-Mandir, JJB, CWC, Swadhar and Ujjawala Kendra, Senior Citizen old age home, DIMAHANS (District Mental Health & Neuro Science, Dharwad) regularly for addressing their grievances.

  • DLSA, Dharwad has opened legal aid Clinics in all court complexes of Dharwad district, Clinics at Tahasildar offices, CDPO offices, Central & Sub Jail, In Rural areas care & support centres, Clinics at ART Centers, at DIMAHANS, JJB Board, KIMS Hospital Hubli.

  • Conducting UTRC, Bi-Monthly, Monitoring Committee Meetings regularly & conducting training programmes to panel advocates & PLV’s regularly

  • Steps taken for effective implementation of Pre-Institution Mediation and Settlement of cases under Commercial Court Act-2015.

  • Monitored the providing of Basic facilities to flood affected areas in Alnavar and Dharwad City.

  • The Member Secretary of DLSA, Dharwad is also attending as in charge Secretary of High Court Legal Services Committee, Dharwad Bench, Dharwad & thereby effectively attending all legal aid cases at Hon’ble High court more preferably jail appeals of 8 districts coming under Dharwad high court bench. The member secretary used to arrange National Lok Adalat at High court Dharwad Bench by holding pre-conciliation meetings & sittings with stake holders.

Dharwad DLSA Selected as the Best DLSA in the State

Mediation Centre Started on :


(Situated at Civil Court Complex, Dharwad).

Permanent Lok Adalat Started on : 29-09-2007

(Situated at Civil Court Complex, Dharwad).

District Legal Service Authority Started in the year : 1996

(Situated at Civil Court Complex, Dharwad).


List of Panel Advocates from 01-07-2020

Dharwad Taluk Panel Lawyers

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