Mrinalini Padhi is a lawyer at Odisha High Court. She has been a member of the State Consumer Redressal Commission and chairperson of the Permanent Lok Adalat wherein she has disposed of several matters pertaining to rights of people to health care. She has filed several Public Interest Litigations in the High Court for the rights of the marginalised communities like the children of jail inmates; construction workers; farmers; workers in the unorganised sectors and the spastic children. She has been running the Red Cross Centre for Special Children, Sahaya, since 25 years. She has started a unique drama troupe of the differently abled children which has performed in various parts of the country. She has received several Awards and recognitions for her contributions to social work and law.