The establishment of the District & Sessions Judge Upper Assam District Jorhat was created on 15.11.1948 and has been made permanent w.e.f 1st April 1953. The first roll of honour of District & Sessions Judges of Assam Valley, Upper Assam Districts, Jorhat District was Mr. S.K Das, MA, BL. Presently, the territorial jurisdiction of the District is extended over one sub-division namely Majuli Sub-Division. Altogether, the establishment of the District Judge & the Chief Judicial Magistrate comprise of 11 courts manned by Judicial Officers of various grades.The District & Sessions Judge together with the Chief Judicial Magistrate Court Complex , Jorhat is situated in the heart of the city. The Current District & Sessions Judge as the head of the establishment is Mr. Vinod Kumar Chandak.
The Sub Divisional Magistrate Court, Majuli was established in 16.03.1992 and the first judicial officeDivisional Judicial Magistrate was Mr. N.Sarmah, M.A, L.L.B. The court is situated at Garamur, Majuli under Jorhat District. The present magistrate is Mr. Motilal Das.