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Hon’ble Shri Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir, LL.B. -
Born on 25-04-1955 at village Rajpora, Tehsil Pulwama, District Pulwama. Did Schooling from same Village. Joined Amar Singh College in 1975 and Completed his Bachelors Degree (BA) in 1976. Did L.L.B in 1978. Joined bar in the same year and practiced till 1993. Appeared in Higher Judicial services examination in the year 1992 and secured Ist position in the state. Appointed as Pr. District & Sessions Judge, Kupwara on 27th May, 1993. Posted as Pr. District & Sessions Judge, Anantnag in (1995-1998). Posted as Presiding Officer, Motor Accident Claims Tribunal, Srinagar from 1998-2000. Placed in the selection grade in the year 1998. Posted as Principal District & Session Judge, Budgam from 2000-2002. Placed in super time Scale in the year 2002. Posted as Presiding Officer, designated court of TADA/ Special Judge, POTA for Kashmir Division in 2002-2004. Posted as Additional District & Sessions Judge, Srinagar in 2004. Posted as Principal District & Session Judge, Srinagar from 2004 till elevated as additional Judge of the High Court of J&K. Sworn in as additional Judge of the High Court on 31.01.2005.
Appointed as permanent Judge of the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir on 07.07.2007


Hon’ble Shri Justice Jai  Pal  Singh  Passed LL.B.
Born at Kehli Mandi, Samba Jammu on 06.04.1951. Did his LLB in 1971 and was enrolled as Pleader on 15th September 1971. Practised as an Advocate in Jammu and Kashmir High Court for the last 34 years on Civil, Criminal Constitutional and Taxation matters. Appointed  as Additional Central Government Standing Counsel in 1987 and  Sr. Central  Government Standing Counsel in 1996. Appointed as Prosecutor General Vigilance, Standing Counsel GAD and worked as such for seven years. Elevated as Additional Judge of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir on 04.10.2005. Appointed as permanent Judge of the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir on 01.10.2009


Hon'ble Shri Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir, LL.B.
Born on 28-05-1957 at Village Rajpora, Pulwama.Did  his LL.B from Kashmir University, joined the Bar and  practised as Advocate from 1981 to 1993. Appointed as District & sessions Judge on 27th of May 1993.Remained posted as Principal District & Sessions Judge, Baramulla, Principal District & Sessions Judge, Anantnag, Additional District & Sessions Judge, Srinagar, Special Judge, Anti Corruption, Kashmir, Registrar General, High Court of J&K and Principal District & Sessions Judge, Srinagar.
Attended “International Conference on Arbitration (ICCA).  Was granted selection grade in July 2001 and was placed in Super Time Scale in April, 2007. Elevated as Additional Judge of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir on 23.11.2007. Appointed as permanent Judge of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir on 01.10.2009.


Hon'ble Shri Justice Muzaffar Hussain Attar, LL.B
 Born on 30th January, 1955 and was Special Public Prosecutor in various cases. He did his graduation from Anantnag College in 1975 and LLB in 1977. He was registered as pleader in the month of September, 1977 and as Advocate in the year 1981 and subsequently enrolled as an Advocate in 1985. He remained Additional Advocate General from 1997 to 2002 and appointed as Special Public Prosecutor in various cases. Elevated as Additional Judge of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir on 05.11.2008.
Appointed as permanent Judge of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir on 05.03.2010.


Hon'ble Shri Justice Hasnain Massodi, LL.B
Born at khrew, a suburb of Srinagar, on 02-01-1954 to Sh. Ghulam Ali Massodi and Zainab Khatoon, a pioneer in women’s education who established first girls school in the year 1938 AD. Had his early education at a Govt. school in his native place and thereafter graduated in science from S.P.College, Srinagar. Did his LLB, three years Degree Course from Faculty of Law, Kashmir University, securing first position in the faculty with distinction in five subject areas and was awarded certificate of merit in 3rd Annual Convocation of the University. After brief stint at bar, appeared in J&K Civil Services (Judicial) Examination and passed the examination with first rank in the state and was appointed as Munsiff, JMIC on 16-1101982. Was also selected for Kashmir Administrative Services in 1984 but decided to continue as a Judicial Officer. Proceeded for Higher Education to United States in 1992 and did his Master’s in Law from Harvard University Massachusetts, USA with Constitutional Law, Administrative Law and Environmental Law and Planning , as major subject areas.
During his career as Judge, spreading over a period of about 27 years held important positions in the district judiciary and High Court Registry. Served as Registrar Vigilance, Principal Secretary to Hon’ble Chief Justice , Registrar General of the Hon’ble High Court, Special Judge Anti Corruption, Kashmir and Principal District and Sessions Judge Budgam and Srinagar. Participated in 1998 UN conference on Organized Crime and played a significant role in strengthening the Institution of Lok Adalat and Legal Services in the State.
Elevated as Additional Judge of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir on 13.11.2009.