I, Jayashri Prabhakar Akolkar, Advocate, practicing since last 35 years.
I completed my LL.B. at the Shivaji University, Kolhapur in the year 1983 along with Journalism and Russian language (C.R.C.J.)
I started my practice in the High Court Bench at Aurangabad as a junior Advocate under Justice B.N. Deshmukh.
I have practiced as Assistant Government Pleader and Additional Public Prosecutor for 10 years i.e. from the year 1993 to year 2003, in the High Court Bench at Aurangabad in Civil, Criminal, Cooperative, Tenancy and Matrimonial matters.
I have worked as the Vice-President of the Aurangabad Bar Association in the High Court Bench at Aurangabad.
I have worked as an elected Executive Committee member of Appellate side of the Bombay High Court.
From the last 11 years I am practicing in the Appellate side of the Bombay High Court, Civil, Criminal and Matrimonial matters, at the Bandra Family court, Thane court, and Panvel Court.
Presently, I also, am the ex President of the Maharashtra Federation of Women Lawyers and the Vice President of the All India Federation of women Lawyers.I give free Legal Aid to the economically backward women and their children and Senior citizens on behalf of Maharashtra Federation of Women Lawyers.
Appointed as the Executive Member of the Maharashtra Legal Aid Commission in the year 2016.
I was nominated by the Chancellor of Nanded University as the Legal head of the University for five years.
I am regularly invited on the National television channel, Doordharshan (DD) Sahyadri, for giving talks on various laws relating to Women in the Program ‘SAKHI SAHYADRI’.
I have conducted various legal awareness programs for the female jail inmates, in several districts across Maharashtra.