The present Una district untill 1st November, 1966 was one of the tehsils of the Hoshiarpur district of Punjab. As a result of reorganization of Punjab in 1966, hill areas including Una tehsil was transferred to Himachal Pradesh. Eversince, untill September, 1972 it continued to remain a tehsil of the then Kangra district. On the 1st September, 1972 on reorganization of districts in Himachal Pradesh, Una and Hamirpur districts were carved out of Kangra district. Una district consists of two Sub-Divisions (Una and Amb), three Tehsils (Bangana, Amb and Una) and two Sub-Tehsils (Haroli and Bharwain). There was a permanent court of Sub Judge, Una under the District & Sessions Judge, Hoshiarpur, Punjab w.e.f. 1935 and prior to that as well. Initially there was one District & Sessions Judge for Hamirpur and Una districts w.e.f. 1.9.1972 to 31.12.1984. The court of District & Sessions Judge, Una was created w.e.f. 1.1.1985. Presently, besides the court of District & Sessions Judge, there are two other Appellate Courts of Additional District & Sessions Judge and Additional District & Sessions Judge (Fast Track Court) at Una. All the Appellate Courts are housed in the ground floor of combined offices building at Una. In the Subordinate Judiciary, there are five courts at Una comprising the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate-cum-Civil Judge (Senior Division)-cum-Rent Controller and four Judicial Magistrates-cum-Civil Judges (Junior Division)-cum-Rent Controllers. Apart from them, Judicial Magistrate-cum-Civil Judge (Jr.Divn.), Barsar is also holding Circuit Court at Una for a week every month. All these courts are housed in the new Judicial complex at Una. Two courts of Judicial Magistrates-cum-Civil Judges (Junior Division)-cum-Rent Controllers are at Amb (Una district).