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Who was the first woman chief Justice of a High Court in India?

Updated on December 26, 2009

Justice Leila Seth was the first woman judge of the Delhi High Court and the first woman to become the Chief Justice of a State High Court in India.Born in October 1930,she joined the Bar in 1959.She was the first woman  to top the London Bar Exams.During her distinguished career,she handled a larger number of tax matters(income tax,sales tax ,exercise and customs)as well as many civil and ciriminal cases.In 1978,She was appointed as the first woman judge in the Delhi High Court.In 1991,She was appointed as the Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court.


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