District Courts, Chandigarh came into existence on 01.11.1966 with Shri Jasmer Singh being posted as first District & Sessions Judge, Chandigarh and Shri Sohan Lal Verma as Sub Judge First Class, Chandigarh. Earlier, 20 Courts were functioning in District Court Complex, Sector-17, Chandigarh and were shifted to New District Courts Complex, Sector-43, Chandigarh on 25.01.2013. On creation of 10 new Courts i.e 4 Courts of Additional District & Sessions Judge and 6 Courts of Civil Judge (Jr. Div.) in the year 2014, the strength of the Courts at present has risen to 30 Courts i.e 01 Court of District & Sessions Judge, 09 Courts of Additional District & Sessions Judge (including 01 Special Court for trying CBI cases & 01 exclusive Court for fast track cases of Heinous Crime Against Women). 01 Court of Civil Judge (Senior Division), 01 Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate and 18 subordinate Courts ( including 2 special Courts dealing with Under Section 138 of N.I. Act ) are functioning in this Sessions Division. It is situated in Sector -43, Chandigarh and is commutable by foot from Inter State Bus Terminus, Chandigarh. The new District Courts Complex is four storeyed having 31 Court Rooms. The initial strength of the District Bar Association was 15-20 members which has also grown in manifold in strength and presently there are about 3000 Advocates enrolled as members of District Bar Association.