Dr. Justice Shalini Phansalkar Joshi is the former Judge of Bombay High Court, having just retired, with experience of more than three decades of working as Judicial Officer in various capacities as Principal Judge of City Civil and Sessions Court Mumbai, District and Sessions Court at Pune, Special court for trial of cases of atrocities against women ,Principal Magistrate of Juvenile Justice Board. She has also worked as Judge of Family Court at Pune and then as the Registrar General of Bombay High Court.
She has done her Masters and Doctorate in Laws from Pune University in the subject of “child sexual abuse : from socio legal perspectives” and presently on the panel of Examiners for Ph. D. candidates in Mumbai University.
She was the Joint Director and thereafter the Officiating Director of Maharashtra Judicial Academy and has conducted training programs for Judicial Officers, Police Persons, Public Prosecutors, Members of Bar, Probation Officers and other stake holders in National and State Judicial Academies and law colleges.
She has acted as resource person in national and international conferences. Her areas of special interests are Juvenile Justice, Gender Justice, Human Rights and Constitutional law. She has authored various training modules, articles and books.
She has the Distinction of being the British Scholar in the subject of Gender and Law and having Fellowship of Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute in Canada in Judicial education .
With such a vast experience of Judicial work of 31 long years, both on original and appellate side, from lowest rung to highest cadre, presently she is busy in academic pursuits, Arbitration, Consultation and Mediation work.