Sitting Judge of the Supreme Court of India
Assumed Office31st Aug, 2021
Retires On1st Sep, 2024
Chief Justice of Telangana High CourtJanuary 7th 2021-August 31st 2021
Permanent Judge of Delhi High CourtAugust 29th 2007-January 6th 2021
Additional Judge of Delhi High Court May 29th 2006-August 28th 2007
Education and Career as an Advocate
Justice Hima Kohli went to school in Delhi. She studied history until post-graduation at Delhi University. She then took up law at the Campus Law Centre. In 1984, she enrolled as an advocate at the Bar Council of Delhi and practised at the Courts there. In 1999, she was appointed as Standing Counsel for the New Delhi Municipal Council at the Delhi High Court. She held this position until she was appointed as Additional Standing Counsel Civil for the Government of NCT Delhi in 2004. She was also the Legal Advisor to various government and private corporations.
Career as a Judge
In 2006, she was elevated to the Delhi High Court as an Additional Judge. The following year, she was confirmed as a permanent Judge on August 29th, 2008. During her tenure as a Delhi High Court judge, she was a part of various committees including legal aid, decongestion of jails, mediation and the Delhi Judicial Academy. In 2021, she was sworn in as the Chief Justice of the Telangana High Court. She was the first woman Chief Justice of this Court. She was elevated to the Supreme Court in 2021.