District Courts, Chandigarh came into existence on
01.11.1966 with Shri Jasmer Singh being installed as first District & Sessions Judge, Chandigarh, and Shri Sohan Lal Verma as Sub Judge First Class. Presently there are
four Courts of Additional District & Sessions Judges, a Special Court for trying C.B.I. Cases, Courts of Civil Judge (Senior Division), Chief Judicial Magistrate and
Twelve Courts of Civil Judges (Junior Division) with five
Special Courts dealing with u/s 138 of Negotiable Instruments cases. It is situated in Sector
43, Chandigarh and is at a stones distance from Inter State Bus Terminus, Chandigarh. From initial strength of 15-20 members, the District Bar Association has also grown in strength and presently there are about 1600 Advocates enrolled as members of District Bar Association.