Former Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court KK Usha breathed her last today..She is the second woman to have served as Chief Justice of the High Court of Kerala after Chief Justice Sujatha Manohar. .Chief Justice Usha enrolled at the Bar in 1961. In 1979, she was appointed as a Government Pleader at the High Court. A judgeship followed on February 25, 1991..In 2000, she was appointed Chief Justice of the High Court, serving till her retirement a year later..Post-retirement, the Judge presided over the Delhi-based Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal from 2001 to 2004..In 1975, Justice Usha represented India at the International Convention of the International Federation of Women Lawyers in Hamburg, Germany. .Notably, she was India's representative at the United Nations' Joint Seminar on 'Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women' organised by the International Federation of Women Lawyers and the International Federation of Women of Legal Careers. .Apart from these roles, she was member and President of the University Women's Association. ."Sree Narayana Sevika Samajam", an orphanage and home for destitute women, is a social initiative Justice Usha was actively involved with.