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Adv Smita Sarode-Singalkar is practicing at Nagpur High Court since 2007. Dealing with criminal, domestic violence and family related cases. Represented victims of crime and violence in various cases at Nagpur Central Jail. Handling Public Interest Litigation's (PIL) at High Court Nagpur. Conducted a social justice tour to all districts of Maharashtra by covering one district per month. This tour was attempt to understand people and various legal issues and identify socio-legal issues of that district, bringing awareness of rights and duties and sensitizing stakeholders on socio-legal issues. The tour began with visit to Sangli District from 5th to 10th June 2012. Around 4000 people were reached from 14 villages across 8 Taluka places and 1 District place. Interaction program with Judges of Nagpur District on the right based perspective in victims of Domestic Violence.

Working as a socio-legal advocate to give free legal aid to the Prisoners of Nagpur Central Prison, Nagpur. Have been associated and working with various groups on issues of women rights. Have been conducting advocacy campaigns for sex workers with ‘Red Cross Society’ & sex workers. Worked with various groups on disability right.

Selected as Asia’s young leader and represented India for “Asian Youth Leadership Summit 2009” held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Participated and was invited for “National Commission Women” workshop held at New Delhi 2010.

Running a Rape Survival Unit to provide legal aid and assistance to the rape victims.

Majlis Fellow 2009 (Women Rights Organization, Mumbai) Has been awarded with fellowship by Majlis to work on issues of women’s rights and represent them in the Court. Organized a legal awareness programmes ‘Know your rights’ for the Prisoners in Nagpur Central Jail, Nagpur.