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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


Sri. Subramanya J.N

Prl. District & Sessions Judge, Udupi.

Member Secretary

Smt. Kaveri

Member Secretary,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:

Sr.No Place of Legal Aid Clinic Sitting days Advisor
1 In the Ground Floor of the Court Premises Every working Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

1) Smt. Prafulla V. Shetty          Panel Advocate-7353639447

10.00 AM to 2.00 PM


2) Smt.Renuka Padubidri                   Advocate 9845623002      

2.00 PM to 6.00 PM


2 At C.D.P.O Office Every working Wednesday and Saturday

Smt. Shashi

Panel Advocate - 9986499936

3 At District Prison Every working Thursday

Sri. P. Vikram Acharya,

Advocate - 9844530844

4 At Juvenile Justice Board Every working Wednesday

Smt. Selestin Pushpa,

Advocate -9916817154

5 At A.R.T. centre, Udupi and Govt. Hospital Kundapura Every working saturday 10.00 am to 2.00pm

1)Kum. Renuka              


2)Kum. Rupashri            

Advocate   -9980953035


At Tahsildar Office

Every working Tuesday and Friday

1)Smt. Prafulla V. Shetty 

  Panel Advocate - 7353639447

  10.00 AM to 2.00 PM

2) Smt.Renuka Padubidri  

    Advocate -9845623002

     2.00 PM to 6.00 PM