The Legal Cell of Karnataka Forest Department came into existence with effect from 05.03.2007. The Cell is attached to the office of the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, and is headed by Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Legal Cell). It has no unit offices. The Legal Cell deals with Court-related cases which are referred to it. These are from the lowest court to the highest court i.e. from the level of City Civil Court (Jr. Dn.) / JMFC to the level of Supreme Court. The cases dealt with include original suits, Labour Court cases, Service matters, Consumer forum cases, Vehicle accident cases, Civil and Criminal cases, appeals - regular, miscellaneous, first appeals and second appeals, Writ Petitions, Writ Appeals, Special Leave Petitions, etc.