His duties involve trial and timely disposal of criminal and civil cases and implementation of court verdicts. He has written numerous articles in Law Journal and literary magazines, including a book on criminology. He is working on his PhD at Tribhuvan University in Nepal and has degrees in law, English and Political Science. He started his career as a Lecturer in English. He joined the judicial service in 1980 as Public Prosecutor and has been a judge for 11 years. As a Humphrey fellow, Mr. Tripathi's focus will be on the study of judicial process, court management and American perspective of Human Rights.