Justice Sunita Agarwal recently became the Chief Justice of the Gujarat High Court, making her the first woman to hold this position in India.
Born in Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh, on April 30th, 1966, Justice Agarwal pursued her education with a BSc from Lucknow University and a law degree from Awadh University.
Enrolled as an Advocate on December 16th, 1990, she practiced law in civil, criminal, and constitutional matters at Allahabad High Court.
Her exceptional legal acumen led to her appointment as an additional judge of Allahabad High Court on November 21, 2011, and later as a permanent judge on August 6, 2013.
Despite challenges in a predominantly male-dominated society, Justice Agarwal's dedication and perseverance led her to become a judge, setting an example for women in the legal profession.
Known for her administrative capabilities, she has chaired various committees of the Allahabad court and has been actively involved in State Legal Service Authority initiatives.
Today, Justice Sunita Agarwal's appointment stands as a testament to the power of determination, hard work, and the pursuit of passion, inspiring generations of women lawyers.
Justice Agarwal's commitment to her judicial duties often led her to prioritize court work over personal engagements, earning her respect among her peers.
Raised in a family that valued diligence and hard work, Justice Agarwal's parents, particularly her father, a lawyer, played a significant role in shaping her successful legal career.
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